Summer walking in Cornwall

Sweeping views of the dramatic Cornish coast, sandy beaches, colourful gardens and historic forest paths can all be found on these Cornish walks.

The footpath near Lantivet Bay

Lantivet Bay circular walk

This trail offers the chance to explore coves and play on the beautiful beaches of Lantivet and Lantic.

A sessile oak on Lamouth Creek at Trelissick, Cornwall

Trelissick's secluded stroll to Roundwood Quay

This walk takes you through the diverse scenery and landscapes of Trelissick's countryside. You'll explore wooded creeks, archaeological sites and a newly planted orchard.

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.

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 at the footpaths along Whitsand Bay, Cornwall

Whitsand Bay Circular Walk

Explore ancient routes and medieval green lanes, wander through woodland and heathland, walk past wetlands and discover a natural reservoir full of wildlife.

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.

The footpath at Nare Head

Nare and back again

Walk through the wooded valley taking in beautiful views and exploring the highlights along the way on this walk in Cornwall.

Wheal Coates Towanroath Shaft Engine House, Cornwall

Wheal Coates Tin Mining Walk

See why Wheal Coates is one of the Cornish mining sites celebrating the tinth year of UNESCO World Heritage status.

" There's nothing I like better than a lungful of salty air on a walk in Cornwall. "
- Anon

Which places are open and what you need to know before you visit 

We’ve opened more than 130 gardens and parks in England, Wales and Northern Ireland through advanced booking. Tickets are released on Friday for the following week. More than 200 coast and countryside car parks are open across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Read this article to find out what's open and what to expect from your visit.

Places to visit in the South West 

Find out which other places in the South West are open by county, and how to book to visit.