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Top Walks in Cornwall

Walking by the Sea

As the weather in Cornwall gets better why not enjoy a lovely walk overlooking the beautiful Cornish coastline. Here is a guide to some of the beautiful working spots in Cornwall. Whether you’re a regular walker or just fancy a look at the sea there will be a walk here for you!

For more top walks in Cornwall visit www.iwalkcornwall.co.uk!

Easy Walks

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Rock to St Minver - 6.1 Miles

A circular walk from Rock along the sand dunes to St Enodoc church, once buried in the sand, and across fields to the mediaeval church of St Minver, returning via 3 pubs and the brewery where "Doom Bar" is made.

Tintagel Church to Trebarwith Strand - 3 Miles

A circular walk on quarrymens' trails along cliffs of Tintagel past the Thunderhole blowhole to the long, sandy beach at Trebarwith Strand from Tintagel's mediaeval clifftop church with relics including the font that once stood in Tintagel Castle's chapel.

Watergate Bay to Newquay - 5.7 Miles

A (bus-assisted) one-way walk from Watergate Bay along the coast path to Newquay, passing the sea caves at Whipsiddery beach, the Iron Age hillfort on Trevelgue head and beaches of Porth, Lusty Glaze and Tolcarne.


Moderate Walks

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Bossiney to Rocky Valley - 2.1 Miles

A short circular walk through the woods and canyons of Rocky Valley, past the ruined mills and labyrinthine carvings, and along the coast to the golden sandy cove at Bossiney Haven.

Port Quin to Lundy Bay - 2.9 Miles

A circular walk from the fishing village of Port Quin to the golden sandy beaches of Epphaven Cove and Lundy Bay with spectacular coastal scenery, via the cliff-edge folly on Doyden Point built as a gambling den.

Millook to Trebarfoote - 3 Miles

A circular walk through Woodland Trust reserves of the ancient Millook woods, meadows to the former smuggling den and 1920s wild party venue of Trebarfoote, and along the coast from Cancleave Strand to Millook Haven where colliding continents have melted and folded the rocks like toffee.


Strenuous Walks

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Poundstock to Millook - 2.2 Miles

A circular walk from Poundstock through bluebell woods along the river to the pretty pebbles and chevron-folded cliffs of Millook Haven and along the coast path with panoramic views from Bridwill Point.


Trewarmett to Backways Cove - 4 Miles

A circular walk in Trebarwith Valley to beaches and the coastal slate quarries of Backways Cove and Trebarwith Strand, and Dennis Point, overlooking the bay and point opposite where the ships moored to be loaded with roofing slates which were also brought down the valley on a road covered with beach sand to stop the horses being flattened by runaway carts.

Porthpean to Black Head - 5 Miles

A circular walk from the sandy beach at Porthpean, past the brilliant white shingle beaches at Silvermine to the Iron Age fort on Black Head, returning via the site of an Iron Age metal works with spectacular views over St Austell Bay.


With thanks to www.iwalkcornwall.co.uk for these exclusive walking spots.



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