Five favourite dog walks
TV explorer and expert diver Monty Halls, whose adventures with his beloved dog Reuben are captured in the hit TV series Great Escapes, clearly loves the South West Coast Path.
"When it comes to dog walks, we're spoilt for choice on the South West Coast Path - there are miles and miles of breathtaking routes to explore with your dog, not to mention great dog-friendly beaches and pubs along the way. My dog Reuben, a black Alsatian/ Newfoundland cross, is its biggest fan – his favourite walk is from Cadgwith to Kynance Cove. One sniff of the Coast Path and he's away!"
Here are five of the best dogs walks in Cornwall as recommended by our friends at South West Coast Path:
1. King Arthur and the slate coast: 5 miles
This is a great dog walk that follows part of an old donkey track from the village of Treknow to the cove at Trebarwith Strand, which is dog-friendly throughout the year. The Port William Inn nestles in the cliffs just above the sandy cove and welcomes dogs.
2. Padstow to Harlyn Bay: 6.9 miles
This walk includes the dog friendly beaches at Harbour Cove and Hawker's Cove and at low tide there are acres of sand for them to play on, making this a great big sand pit playground for pooches! The Old Custom House Inn, the Shipwrights, the London Inn and the Old Ship Hotel in Padstow are all dog-friendly pubs.
3. A twirl of the Cape: 4.8 miles
This walk takes in parts of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site and offers great views out towards The Brisons and the Longships Lighthouse. Past the Cape, you reach Priest’s Cove where a natural swimming pool at low tide provides a safe area for wave shy doggy paddlers. The Commercial and the King's Arms in St Just are dog-friendly pubs.
4. Poldhu to Mullion Cove: 4 miles
A highlight of this walk on the Lizard, part of the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is Mullion Cove, a sandy beach, which is dog friendly throughout the year. The Old Inn in Mullion is dog-friendly and The Mullion Cove Hotel offers dog friendly accommodation with no extra charges during low season, a free dog friendly welcome pack, outdoor washing facilities and a sea view lounge where dogs are welcome.
5. Cawsand to Whitsand Bay: 5.2 miles
This route takes in the Rame Peninsula and Rame Head, which offers plenty of wide open spaces for dogs to run around and leads to the sandy sweep of Whitsand Bay, which is dog friendly all year round. Several pubs in Kingsand and Cawsand, including The Rising Sun in Kingsand, are dog-friendly.
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