Walks in Cornwall

Cornwall is full of dramatic coastal scenes, with miles of beaches and coastal paths that stretch across this ancient landscape perfect local walks.

The Rumps at Pentire headland

Pentire headland walk

Enjoy a walk that takes in the spectacular Pentire Point and the Rumps. The circular route starts at the main car park at Pentireglaze where there are toilets and a café (check for opening).

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.

A view of Cotehele Quay, taken from Bohetherick Woods

Cotehele and Burcombe Valley Walk

Discover wildlife-rich woods, meadows and orchards as you explore a lesser known corner of the Cotehele estate, the Burcombe Valley, land recently taken back under direct management by the National Trust.

View of Porthcew beach from Rinsey cliffs

Rinsey walk: underground, overground, air and sea

Explore the area around Rinsey, a mix of landscapes, including remains from the area's mining heritage.

Turquoise waters from Zennor Head

Zennor Head walk

Enjoy our easy trail which encompasses beautiful coastal scenery, mining, and the Peninsula’s flora and fauna.

A misty early morning view of the Lanhydrock parkland

Lanhydrock Parkland Walk

This moderate difficulty, circular walk is a great way to explore the ancient woodland and riverside paths as well as open parkland and beech avenue.

A walk along the river Hayle

Godolphin river walk

Enjoy a gentle stroll along the River Hayle and enjoy the special autumnal light. Make sure to look out for wildlife at this Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) as the season changes.

Walking on the cliffs at Sandymouth

Sandymouth to Duckpool coastal walk

A walk from Sandymouth to Duckpool along the South West Coast Path taking in sweeping coastal views. This walk can start at Sandymouth or Duckpool.

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.

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.

The crane on Cotehele Quay, Cornwall

Cotehele & Bohetherick Woodland Walk

This circular walk from Cotehele Quay takes you through Cotehele and Bohetherick Woods, exploring semi-natural ancient woodland and taking in the sensory experience of the river and trees.

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 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.

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