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. Tamar Valley AONB

    Tamar Valley AONB


    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.

  2. Trevose Head AONB

    Trevose Head to Stepper Point AONB section

    This section of the Cornwall Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is on the North coast and runs along the magnificent coastal headlands from Stepper Point, near Padstow, to Trevose Head.

  3. Tintagel | Photo by Paul Jenner | c SWCP

    Tintagel - King Arthur and the slate coast


    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.

  4. Minions | Copper Trail | Bodmin Moor

    Copper Trail - Bodmin Moor

    The Copper Trail is a walking route on Bodmin Moor. In total the walk is approximately 60 miles in length, passing through the many and varied landscapes and villages on the moor. 

  5. Godrevy AONB

    Godrevy to Portreath AONB section

    A small narrow stretch of Cornwall AONB where the coastal path west from Portreath winds up and down along to Godrevy and its famous lighthouse.