Autumn walks in Cornwall

Autumn is one of the best seasons to explore the countryside and coastline across Cornwall as the light changes, creating colourful landscapes awaiting discovery. Wrap up warm, get outdoors and tackle some of our favourite walking routes shrouded by nature.

The Fal river on an autumn woodland walk

Trelissick's autumn hues 

Trelissick's woodlands erupt in autumnal colours as the leaves turn and eventually tumble to the ground. From the garden, enjoy glimpses of the River Fal framed by the golden boughs of these trees.

Lanhydrock Respryn bridge

Lanhydrock Respryn Ramble

This gentle walk is a great introduction to the mature, mixed woodland and impressive parkland of the Lanhydrock estate.

A view through trees with changing autumn leaf colour to the Helford River in Cornwall

Glendurgan garden 

Glendurgan comes to life with colour in the autumn months. With sea views and winding paths down to the beach, it's an ideal autumn garden.

Buzzard in flight

Cubert wildlife walk, Cornwall

Find plenty of opportunity to spot flora and wildlife in every season on this varied walk along the Cornwall coastline near Newquay.

Large rocks and bracken on Godolphin Hill, looking north

Godolphin Hill walk

A gentle ramble up to the top of Godolphin Hill which boasts one of the best views over West Cornwall. On a clear day you can see St Michael's Mount and St Ives bay.

Man walking his dog on the beach at Trelissick, Cornwall

Walking the dog

The countryside is dog friendly with acres to ramble across. The cafe has a sheltered outside courtyard where dogs are welcome too.

Lifeboat station at Polpeor Cove, Lizard Point

Lizard Point - the most southerly walk

A scenic walk around Britain’s most southerly point and a chance to find rare plants, see Cornish choughs and enjoy a cream tea to finish.

Clifftop Bluebells

Botallack mining walk

Discover Cornish mining heritage on this beautiful one mile walk around Botallack.

The beautiful parkland at Penrose

Plantations and parkland

Enjoy a wild winter ramble through the woods at Penrose, followed by a gentle stroll through the Victorian parkland.

Autumn colours of Acer palmatum

Autumn walking at Trengwainton Garden

Here in the far west of Cornwall, the warm, sunny days often stretch into September and October. When going for an autumn walk, what can you expect to see in the garden?

Wallkers enjoying Valency Valley

Boscastle and the Valency Valley walk

Traverse the cliffs around Boscastle before exploring the Valency Valley on this National Trust trail in Cornwall.

Looking over fields near Lansallos

Lansallos coastal and woodland walk

This coastal trail takes in secluded coves and beaches, as well as the chance to see tracks made by old smugglers.

Girl throwing fallen autumnal leaves over a lady's head

Autumn days 

Say goodbye to summer, breathe in the crisp air and see what Antony has to offer this season. Take a welly walk in the garden, enjoy looking around a cosy family home and finish things off with a seasonal warmer in the tea-room. Don't miss out on Halloween too which promises pumpkins, a witches den and more.