Walks in Cornwall with a cosy café

Discovering walking routes in the winter is one of the best things about the season. But as the weather gets colder you’ll find that the cafés and tea-rooms are great places to warm up and enjoy a treat or two. Here are the top walks to enjoy in Cornwall that also have a cosy café. Please check opening times before you visit.

The view from the top of Prospect Tower at Cotehele

Explore the Cotehele estate

The estate is open every day from dawn to dusk and your dog is welcome too. There are loads of walking routes through the 1300 acres of countryside, with miles of wooded paths opening up onto views of the river and the surrounding fields.

People relaxing in Lanhydrock Park Cafe
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Park Café, Lanhydrock, Cornwall 

Lanhydrock reaches its best in the autumn and winter, with scarlet acers and yellow tulip trees lighting up the estate. There are all sorts of trails through the 900 acres of woodland including one that runs down to the River Fowey where you’ll find the Park Café conveniently located for a pre- or post-walk bite of homemade food made from ingredients sourced locally.

A view of Boscastle harbour
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Boscastle shop, café and visitor centre, Cornwall  

Just a few metres from the coast path, you'll find shopping and refreshment available all year round at Boscastle. You can relax in the café (which is only closed on Christmas day) after a wintry coastal or valley walk.

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.

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.