Walking in Cornwall

Explore stunning landscapes on foot One of the most popular activities

Search listings representing the very best Cornwall has to offer its ramblers. From walking along an inland path network of over 2,400 miles, simply taking a gentle stroll along your choice of beach, or exploring one of Cornwall's many beautiful gardens and estates, there will always be more to see and do.

Walking is one of the most popular activities in Cornwall and no surprise given the diversity of our natural landscape and the prestige gained from Cornwall's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Walkers have long been drawn by the lure of ancient standing stones on windswept moors, fascination with mineral tramways and clay trails and lakes of an industrial past, and the stunning beauty of 300 miles of the South West Coast Path National Trail offering spectacular views of awesome cliffs, secluded coves and golden beaches washed by the surf.

Although the South West Coast Path has suffered damage over the winter, work is underway to repair this, and you can find details of any remaining diversions and route changes on the South West Coast Path website.

The Cornish Way offers over 200 miles of inter-linking trails connecting Bude to Land's End. You can find out more and download guides from Cornwall Council.  

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  1. Polruan Quay looking across to Fowey c SWCP

    Fowey - Creeks and Coves

    Fowey

    A 5.8-mile circular walk that takes in wonderful countryside, wooded creeks and stunning coastal views with a wealth of historical and literary interest and plenty of opportunities for well earned refreshments.

  2. Tamar Valley AONB

    Tamar Valley AONB

    Callington

    Tamar Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) straddles the  administrative border between Cornwall and Devon and covers around 75 square miles of the lower Tamar River (below Launceston) and its tributaries.

  3. South West Coast Path, Trevose Head, Cornwall

    The South West Coast Path

    Cornwall boasts a 300 mile section of The South West Coast Path and the sheer variety of the Coast Path means that there are plenty of gentle stretches as well as dramatic headlands, steep coastal valleys, sheltered estuaries, busy harbours, intimate coves, moorlands and sandy beaches.

     

  4. Tehidy Country Park, Tehidy, Camborne

    Tehidy Country Park

    Camborne

    Tehidy Country Park is 250 acres of woodland and lakes, ponds and cascades, with 9 miles of footpaths to explore.

  5. Bedruthan Steps, midway between Newquay and Padstow [c] Ingrid King

    Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps

    Newquay

    Wow factor doesn't even begin to cover it. Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps is one of the most popular places to visit on the North Cornish coast and is an absolute must-see.

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