walks in Cornwall

Walks in Cornwall

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Experience the great outdoors with some fantastic walks in Cornwall

What better way to explore your surroundings than on foot? Discover the best  Cornwall walking trails with our useful walking guide. Find the most picturesque routes and enjoy the best of the scenery Cornwall has to offer.

Just under a third of Cornwall is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and uniquely for the county, it is separated into 12 different spaces, encompassing 10 stretches of coastline as well as Bodmin Moor and the Camel Estuary, highlighting just how varied the picturesque Cornish landscape is.

With 200 miles of coastline, there are plenty of fantastic coastal Cornwall walks with world-class views waiting to be explored. Join the South West Coast Path at different points throughout the county and wander through parts of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site, discover King Arthur’s Castle and Merlin’s Cave, or take in the striking Godrevy Lighthouse. Whichever section you chose to traverse, there are many sights to be seen on coastal walks in Cornwall.

Bringing a four-legged friend? There are numerous fantastic dog walks in Cornwall. Follow coastal trails to beaches like Lantic Bay, near the picturesque harbour town of Fowey or the beautifully unspoiled Whitsand Bay, both of which are dog-friendly all-year-round. For a change of scenery, visit the impressive Bodmin Moor or one of Cornwall’s majestic forests. Tehidy Country Park has 9 miles of paths weaving through the woodland past lakes and ponds, Cardinham Woods boasts 650 acres of woodland full of buzzards, kingfishers, deer and otters, as well as the Wood’s Café, the perfect spot for a post-walk refuel.

Continue reading to discover even more superb Cornwall walking trails…

  • south west coast path at tintagel cornwall

    Boscastle to Tintagel

    5.5 miles


    This scenic walk follows the South West Coast Path from Boscastle to the Tintagel. Spanning roughly 5.5 miles, the walk encompasses three beaches; Benoath Cove, Bossiney Haven and Tintagel Haven, as well as passing the slate quarries and a number of islets inhabited by colonies of sea birds.

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  • Bossiney to Condolden

    Bossiney to Condolden Walk

    PL34 0AX

    Visitors will love this walk inland from Bossiney’s coast to the rumoured resting place of a Celtic Cornish king.

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  • Carvannel Downs

    Carvannel Downs
    R14 0HE

    Head to Carvannel Downs for breath-taking views and a legendary sea cave.

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  • Forest

    Carwinion Wood

    Carwinion Wood
    Carwinion Ln
    Mawnan Smith
    TR11 5JB

    Discover a diverse range of plants and trees as you stroll through Carwinion Wood, with everything from old oaks to ferns inhabiting this natural beauty spot.

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  • Coombe and Old Kea Walk

    Coombe and Old Kea Circular Walk

    TR3 6AR

    This moderate walk takes visitors past idyllic gardens, a ruined church tower and stunning local woodland.

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  • Listing Coosebean Woodland Enchanted Nature Trail

    Coosebean Woodland Enchanted Nature Trail

    TR1 3PL

    Walk along this enchanted trail situated on the edge of Truro and spot wildflowers and fairies as you go.

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  • Duckpool Bay Cliffs and Viewpoint

    Duckpool Bay Cliffs and Viewpoint

    S W Coast Path
    EX23 9JJ

    A short yet challenging walk that promises the reward of unbeatable views of this rugged stretch of shoreland.

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  • Kilminorth Woods

    PL13 2NE

    Take this moderate walk through one of the largest valley Oaklands in Cornwall and spot local wildlife as you go.

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  • Kit Hill Tamar Valley

    Kit Hill

    PL17 8HR

    Explore over 400 acres of heathland on foot or by horse at this stunning and fascinating country park.

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  • Lamorna Cove to Mousehole Kemyel

    Lamorna Cove to Mousehole and Kemyel

    TR19 6XJ

    Walkers up for a challenge will love this walk from Lamorna Cove to Mousehole and Kemyel.

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