Walks with a good degree of shade in Cornwall

A substantial amount of the route for these walks is shaded by trees making them ideal for a leisurely cool stroll to avoid the direct sun during a heatwave.

  • 1.8 miles/2.9 km - Easy

    The Camelford Way

    The Camelford Way

    1.8 miles/2.9 km - Easy

    A short and easy circular walk from Camelford along the wildflower-rich meadows of the River Camel to the clapper bridge at Fenteroon, returning through the fields with views over the Camel Valley.

  • 3.2 miles/5.2 km - Easy

    King's Wood and Pentewan

    King's Wood and Pentewan

    3.2 miles/5.2 km - Easy

    A circular walk through the King's Wood Woodland Trust reserve to the lost port of Pentewan, along the trackbed of horse-drawn tramway that once carried china clay to the busy port and via the system of reservoirs and sluices that were used to flush sand out of the harbour.

  • 3.8 miles/6.1 km - Easy-moderate

    Lanhydrock to Respryn

    Lanhydrock to Respryn

    3.8 miles/6.1 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk through the mature broadleaf woodland in the less well-known areas of the Lanhydrock estate, through bluebell woods and along the River Fowey, past the mediaeval bridge at Respryn, built after numerous prayers for safe passage in the ford-side chapel, had not resulted in the desired outcome.

  • 4.7 miles/7.6 km - Easy-moderate

    Trelissick

    Trelissick

    4.7 miles/7.6 km - Easy-moderate

    A figure-of-8 walk along the creeks of the River Fal through the 300 acre estate surrounding Trelissick House

  • 6.2 miles/10 km - Easy-moderate

    The Loe

    The Loe

    6.2 miles/10 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk around the Loe Pool, the largest natural freshwater lake in Cornwall, and along the Loe Bar, one of Cornwall's most treacherous beaches on which 100 of those onboard the HMS Anson drowned metres from the shore, motivating the invention of the rocket lifesaving apparatus that saved thousands of lives.

  • 7.3 miles/11.7 km - Easy-moderate

    St Columb Major to St Mawgan

    St Columb Major to St Mawgan

    7.3 miles/11.7 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk along the Vale of Lanherne from the mediaeval market town of St Columb Major, where Cornish Hurling is still played, to the riverside pub, church and convent at St Mawgan, returning through the broadleaf woodland of the Carnanton Estate along the River Menalhyl.

  • 3.3 miles/5.3 km - Moderate

    Luxulyan Valley circular

    Luxulyan Valley circular

    3.3 miles/5.3 km - Moderate

    A circular walk following the leats and horse-drawn tramways through the World Heritage site of the Luxulyan Valley to the massive viaduct which carried the tramways towards Newquay and water to winch the trams up the valley with a huge waterwheel.

  • 5.2 miles/8.4 km - Moderate

    Bodmin and Bodiniel - the two manors

    Bodmin and Bodiniel - the two manors

    5.2 miles/8.4 km - Moderate

    A figure-of-8 walk through Bodmin's historic centre to the beacon nature reserve and through the woods at Dunmere to Scarlett's Well

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