Walks in Cornwall

Cornwall is a wonderful county in which 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.

The Roseland Peninsula has a gentler coastline than much of Cornwall and provides many sheltered, south-facing sandy beaches. The walk from St Just to St Mawes is a particular favourite as you can enjoy the beauty of the coastline whilst keeping track of the activity on the water in Carrick Roads and enjoy an ice cream or a cream tea on your arrival!

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

Coast to Coast Walk - Devoran / Portreath

This 11-mile trail which you can either walk or cycle is full of contrasts starting at the historic mining harbour of Portreath on the exposed Atlantic coast and finishing at the sheltered waters of Devoran on the south coast at the upper reaches of the Fal Estuary. In addition to the beautiful countryside, the trail passes many historic mine sites, now transformed by nature and is a real insight into the mining activities of Cornwall's past. Click here for more details of the Mineral Tramways project - Coast to Coast - Portreath to Devoran

Mylor to Flushing

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.

Walk from village to pub - Mylor to the Pandora

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.

Walk The Roseland - St Just to St Mawes

Park at St Just Church and follow the coastal path through fields and over stiles to the harbour village of St Mawes. A lovely walk of about 2.5 miles which allows you to keep an eye on the activity on the water and enjoy a pub lunch or an ice cream before enjoying the walk back to St Just.

Walk the North Coast - Crantock and Poly Joke

The north coast of Cornwall is renowned for its coastline and its surfing beaches. One of our favourite walks is from the village of Crantock, walking down through Treago Farm to Porth Joke beach then uphill on the coast path to the Bowgie Inn and either back along the sandy beach (when the tide's out) or along the coast path. This walk can be lengthened by walking across Cubert Common to Holywell Bay before following the coast path back to Poly Joke.

Walk The Roseland - Nare Head and Veryan

Some fantastic walking opportunities are found on The Roseland Peninsula, including Veryan, Nare Head, the fishing village of Portloe and a dramatic section of the South West Coast Path. Stunning coastline and fantastic views all along the coast on a bright day. Stop at The Nare Hotel for lunch or an afternoon tea at The Quarterdeck...perfect.

Cornwall Dog-Friendly Beaches

Many of Cornwall's beaches allow dogs to enjoy the sand and the sea in the summer months, including Crantock, Perranporth on the North coast and Pendower on the south coast. For a full list of dog-friendly beaches, please visit www.cornwall-beaches.co.uk

For more walking information head over to the I Walk Cornwall website, it has fantastic information about walking all around Cornwall. All the walks are available from the app which guides you around the route using GPS - search the App Store or Google Play Store for "I walk Cornwall".