Autumn walks to try in Cornwall

As the autumnal light settles on the colours of the trees, it makes it an ideal time to explore the coast and countryside. Here are some favourite autumn walking routes that will let you see some of the best of the autumnal colour.

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.

A young female grey seal on the beach

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.

Botallack Mine near St Just, Cornwall

Botallack mining walk

Discover Cornish mining heritage on this beautiful walk around Botallack.

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.

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.

A couple walking their dog by autumn trees on the drive at Trengwainton

Autumn walking at Trengwainton

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?

A couple walking on a path on an autumn day at Cotehele, Cornwall

Cotehele in autumn  

The garden and orchard at Cotehele make for an ideal autumn back drop for a day-time stroll. Don't forget to pop into the Barn Restaurant for a warming cup of tea or bowl of soup.

Boscastle Harbour, Cornwall

Boscastle and the Valency Valley walk

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

Dog running across Trelissick parkland

Walking the dog

Trelissick estate has miles of parkland and woodland to explore with your four legged friend. We'll help you find the perfect walk in the countryside and provide the cream teas afterwards.

Lanhydrock estate, Cornwall

Lanhydrock Respryn ramble

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

The beautiful parkland at Penrose

Plantations and parkland

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

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.