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Walks in Cornwall

Cornwall’s Best Walks

Cornwall is a beautiful county to walk, and many of our cottages are located within easy reach of the South West Coast Path. Whether you wish to view the dramatic coastline on the North coast or the gentler South coast, there are many walks to choose from to suit all abilities and all family members.

View our selection of village-based holiday cottages ideal for walking holidays.

Mylor & Restronguet Creeks

A 4 mile walk along the tranquil creeks of Mylor and Restronguet via the infamous Pandora Inn.

Setting off from Mylor Bridge, head towards the water and then follow the footpath that meanders along the water’s edge. A good walk which takes you through fields and over stiles with spectacular views of the water. Once at the Pandora Inn, you can choose to walk up the steep hill and then down back to the village or retrace your steps and experience the view in reverse.

 

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Mylor to Flushing

A 4.1 Mile walk that provides spectacular views of the beautiful waters of the Carrick Roads.

Setting off from Mylor Harbour, through fields and follow the path around to the village of Flushing – an easy walk with lots of space for your dog to run around. On a nice day, take a picnic and stop for a break at Kiln Beach, Flushing, where you can sit and relax whilst watching the constant water activity in Falmouth Harbour. You can either walk back the same way or walk through the village of Flushing, up over the hill and then drop back down to Mylor Harbour – a lovely walk whichever way you decide.

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Swanpool to Maenporth

A beautiful coastal path walk with no steep climbs which is 3.6 miles long.

Maenporth beach is a fantastic site for a picnic because of its sandy beachfront, clear shallow waters, and treasure trove of rock pools – so is Swanpool beach for the same reasons, and it has the extra benefit of a nature reserve behind it with an abundance of animals, they both have a fantastic cafe on them and Maenporth also has The Cove a delicious restaurant steps away from the beach. This a gorgeous walk connects the two beaches with spectacular views; walk back the same way or take the bus.

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Rosemullion Head

A truly incredible 3.9 mile walk and is one of our favourite with incredible views and beautiful wildlife.

A walk guaranteed to blow away the cobwebs while taking in the spectacular views await around Rosemullion Head, with hidden coves, and the lovely Helford Estuary. A wonderful walk at all time of year, however in springtime, when the trees are adorned with bluebells and wild garlic, and the coastal grassland atop Rosemullion Head is alive with a colourful array of wildflowers.

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Trelissick Walk

Trelissick is located on its own peninsula, with panoramic views over the Fal estuary, and is a pleasant garden set on an estate with beautiful marine vistas and lovely forest trails. You may stroll around the garden on meandering walks that lead to exotic plants and colourful herbaceous borders. It provides forest treks through dappled sunlight and over open parks with views down the estuary to the town of Falmouth for those bringing four-legged friends.

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Malpas to Tresillian

3 Miles

A superb walk from the quaint waters edge village of Malpas along the calming banks of the beautiful Tresillian River. The walk is best done when the tide is high. Pass through this charming village of St Clements, once you get to Tresillian you can retrace your steps back to Malpas or with an extra few miles you can head into Truro.

Devoran to Feock

6.1 Miles

Enjoy a glorious stroll along the watersedge around the hamlets of Feock, Point, Penpol before stopping at the wonderful Old Quay Inn in Devoran, for a refreshing drink and a delicious meal or stop at Loe Beach for a paddle in the sea and a cake at the cafe.

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Stithians to Kennall Vale

6 Miles

This nature reserve is made up of wooded areas with beautiful streams and fascinating flora and animals. Keep an eye out for the pipistrelle bat as well as various forest birds. With the flowing waters of the River Kennall and the sound of birds in the trees, it’s a wonderful shaded place. The ruins, leats, and waterwheel cottages of Kennall Vale Gunpowder Works add to the area’s fascinating past.

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St Anthony Head

Plenty of opportunities to spot sea life such as dolphins, seals and their pups await on this fabulous 5.1 mile walk.

Catch a ferry from Falmouth or St Mawes to Place. With gorgeous views of the rivers Fal and Truro where they meet at Carrick Roads and run out to sea. Breathtaking views all the way around St Anthony Head make it truly glorious and enjoyable the whole way!

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St Just to St Mawes

6.1 Miles

This walk takes you along a wonderful stretch of coast with spectacular views across Carrick Roads taking you from St Mawes to the village of St Just on the Roseland Peninsula or vice versa. St Mawes Castle is a magnificent site, with gardens that reach all the way down to the Fal Estuary’s seas and spectacular views of Pendennis Castle near Falmouth. The small town of St Just is known for its 13th-century church and lovely riverfront gardens.

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Penryn Creeks to Enys

6.7 Miles

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Argal Lake

2.5 Miles

The circle lake route is a beautiful stroll through forests, marshes, and meadows, with spectacular views of the lake, Mabe church, and the surrounding environment. In the spring, look forward to a stunning display of bluebells Argal and College Lakes are connected by a public pathway, and the trails are linked to create a larger trek.

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