Summer walking in Cornwall

Sweeping views of the dramatic Cornish coast, sandy beaches, colourful gardens and historic forest paths all make for the perfect walk. Here are some top places to go for a walk this summer.

View over the River Fal

Trelissick secret walk

Walk through historic parkland, along an oak-fringed creek and over a timber framed bridge to the promontory fort and 18th-century quay at Roundwood.

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.

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.

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

A coastal meadow with a row of old oak trees dips down to the Helford River

Exploring the coast by foot 

Coastal meadows, valleys and beaches waiting to be explored by foot. Welcome to the Helford River.

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


Miles of coast paths, sandy beaches, exotic gardens and a rich mining history. Cornwall's varied landscape offers a rich variety for summer days out.