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. Tintagel | Photo by Paul Jenner | c SWCP

    Tintagel - King Arthur and the slate coast

    Tintagel

    The 5 mile circular walk takes in Tintagel Church, on the cliffs outside the village, then follows a series of tracks and lanes parallel to the coast before descending to the cove of Trebarwith Strand.

  2. The Island - Towan Beach, Newquay c Jennifer Rowlandson SWCP

    Surfing Safari Walk - Newquay

    Newquay

    A moderate 6 miles walk that circles round the western end of Newquay, never more than a short distance from the town, with glorious beaches, atmospheric headlands, a sandy estuary and a picturesque wooded river valley.

  3. 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.

  4. Activities, Tresco, Isles Of Scilly

    Tresco Island Activities

    Tresco is an island for plant lovers, explorers, and those just wanting to relax on a white sandy beach and enjoy a long leisurely lunch. 

  5. Things to Do in Cornwall | Treasure Trails | Family Activities Cornwall

    Treasure Trails

    Treasure Trails - follow the trail, solve the clues, see the sights. With over 60 trails in great locations throughout Cornwall - the most difficult decision will be which one to choose!

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