Wildlife walks in Cornwall

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Each walk includes lots of information about the history and nature along the route.
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The app counts down distance to the next direction and estimates time remaining based on your personal walking speed.
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  • 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.

  • 3.2 miles/5.1 km - Easy

    Poundstock to Penfound

    Poundstock to Penfound

    3.2 miles/5.1 km - Easy

    A circular walk along country lanes, tracks and through fields to Penfound Manor - thought to be the oldest continually-inhabited ancestral home in England - from Poundstock church and gildhouse - the only surviving mediaeval church house of its kind in Cornwall.

  • 3.7 miles/6 km - Easy

    Polzeath to St Enodoc Church

    Polzeath to St Enodoc Church

    3.7 miles/6 km - Easy

    A circular walk along the coast from Polzeath past a number of small coves to the vast sandy beach at Daymer Bay, returning through the dunes past St Enodoc Church which was once so deeply buried in the sand that entrance for services was through the roof.

  • 6.7 miles/10.9 km - Easy

    Rock to St Minver

    Rock to St Minver

    6.7 miles/10.9 km - Easy

    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.

  • 2.2 miles/3.5 km - Easy-moderate

    Blisland to Lavethan Wood

    Blisland to Lavethan Wood

    2.2 miles/3.5 km - Easy-moderate

    A short circular walk from the village of Blisland through the churchyard, two stretches of the Woodland Trust reserve of Lavethan Wood and land which was once the estates of Lavethan and Barlandew manors, returning via the Holy Well of St Hyacinth and St Pratt.

  • 2.2 miles/3.5 km - Easy-moderate

    Hallwell Plantation to Lesnewth

    Hallwell Plantation to Lesnewth

    2.2 miles/3.5 km - Easy-moderate

    A short circular walk in the tributary valleys of the River Valency through bluebell woodland beside a stream, and across meadows rich in wildflowers to the ancient Celtic churchyard of Lesnewth.

  • 2.4 miles/3.9 km - Easy-moderate

    St Tudy to Wetherham

    St Tudy to Wetherham

    2.4 miles/3.9 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular countryside walk from the 15th century church at St Tudy through the grounds of the 18th century Manor of Wetherham, returning to the church alehouse where ale brewed by the church was sold to raise funds, and later became the village lock-up known as The Clink.

  • 2.9 miles/4.7 km - Easy-moderate

    Week St Mary to Penhallam

    Week St Mary to Penhallam

    2.9 miles/4.7 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk from the Saxon village of Week St Mary through Ashbury woods, beneath the Iron Age fort, to the remains of the mediaeval manor of Penhallam which was only rediscovered in the 1960s, returning via the church, repaired after the pinnacle above the door was severed by lightning and crashed through the roof.

  • 3.0 miles/4.9 km - Easy-moderate

    St Agnes Beacon and Wheal Coates

    St Agnes Beacon and Wheal Coates

    3.0 miles/4.9 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk between St Agnes Head and the engine houses of Wheal Coates via St Agnes Beacon, with spectacular panoramic views

  • 3.3 miles/5.3 km - Easy-moderate

    Lanhydrock Gardens

    Lanhydrock Gardens

    3.3 miles/5.3 km - Easy-moderate

    A fairly short and easy circular walk through Lanhydrock gardens (note that you will need to pay an entry fee unless you are NT member) with plenty of picnic spots along the River Fowey that you can combine with a visit to the house.

  • 3.7 miles/5.9 km - Easy-moderate

    Newmills to Tregadillett

    Newmills to Tregadillett

    3.7 miles/5.9 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk in the Kensey valley from the end of the steam railway at Newmills, through the bluebell woods at Trebursye, to the Eliot Arms in Tregadillett and returning to Newmills via the remains of a prehistoric fort, to catch the steam train back to Launceston.

  • 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.

  • 3.8 miles/6.1 km - Easy-moderate

    St Mabyn to Pencarrow House

    St Mabyn to Pencarrow House

    3.8 miles/6.1 km - Easy-moderate

    A fairly easy circular walk from St Mabyn past the church and inn and through rolling countryside to Pencarrow House and its magnificent gardens.

  • 3.9 miles/6.2 km - Easy-moderate

    Stannon Moor

    Stannon Moor

    3.9 miles/6.2 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk around Stannon Moor near St Breward with panoramic views of Bodmin Moor, passing stone circles, burial chambers and other prehistoric monuments to a massive granite boulder balanced on Louden Hill which gently rocks if you sit on it.

  • 4 miles/6.4 km - Easy-moderate

    Mawgan Porth to St Mawgan

    Mawgan Porth to St Mawgan

    4 miles/6.4 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk from Mawgan Porth along the Vale of Lanherne, following the river Menalhyl to St Mawgan and returning past the 800-year-old cloistered Convent where the sanctuary light has been burning for hundreds of years.

  • 4.3 miles/7 km - Easy-moderate

    Tehidy Country Park to Deadman's Cove

    Tehidy Country Park to Deadman's Cove

    4.3 miles/7 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk through the wildlife reserve and bluebell woodland of Tehidy Country Park to Deadman's Cove and the North Cliffs where many sailing ships were wrecked before the Godrevy Lighthouse was built.

  • 4.3 miles/7.0 km - Easy-moderate

    Tremail to Davidstow

    Tremail to Davidstow

    4.3 miles/7.0 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk on the northern edge of Bodmin Moor through the WW2 airbase on Davidstow Moor, the tunnel of trees to Treworra and past the source of the River Inny to the Church and Holy Well of St David.

  • 4.9 miles/7.9 km - Easy-moderate

    Constantine Bay to Porthcothan

    Constantine Bay to Porthcothan

    4.9 miles/7.9 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk between Constantine Bay to Porthcothan via nature's swimming pool at Treyarnon beach and a spectacular series of islands, headlands and tiny coves named after wine and pepper smuggled there, and the rock where a customs officer was left by smugglers to drown.

  • 5 miles/8.1 km - Easy-moderate

    Camelford to Watergate

    Camelford to Watergate

    5 miles/8.1 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk from Camelford through bluebell woods along the Camel valley to the Celtic churchyard of Advent and the Neolithic remains on the edge of Bodmin Moor.

  • 5.1 miles/8.2 km - Easy-moderate

    Polyphant

    Polyphant

    5.1 miles/8.2 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular countryside walk to the mills in the Inny Valley from Polyphant, Cornish for "toad pool", to Gimblett's Mill where the bridge was rebuilt after a wall of water swept down the valley in 1847 destroying nearly everything in its path.

  • 5.1 miles/8.1 km - Easy-moderate

    Deadman's Cove to Red River Valley

    Deadman's Cove to Red River Valley

    5.1 miles/8.1 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk along a coast of shipwrecks and smugglers from Deadman's Cove to Hell's Mouth, past the collapse of the North Cliffs that went viral on YouTube, and returning through the nature reserve along the Red River Valley.

  • 5.1 miles/8.2 km - Easy-moderate

    St Breward to King Arthur's Hall

    St Breward to King Arthur's Hall

    5.1 miles/8.2 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk from St Breward across the Treswallock Downs to the curious prehistoric structure of King Arthur's Hall and ending at the mediaeval Old Inn.

  • 5.2 miles/8.4 km - Easy-moderate

    Porth Reservoir

    Porth Reservoir

    5.2 miles/8.4 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk through the wildlife reserve around the reservoir lake, past crumbling ruins of Fir Hill Manor and via farmland, a mill and wooded vales that were also once part of the great estate.

  • 5.8 miles/9.4 km - Easy-moderate

    Rock to Polzeath

    Rock to Polzeath

    5.8 miles/9.4 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk across the dunes and headland between Rock and Polzeath returning via St Enodoc Church where Sir John Betjeman is buried.

  • 6.1 miles/9.7 km - Easy-moderate

    Trevose Head

    Trevose Head

    6.1 miles/9.7 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk around the rugged coastline of Trevose Head via the iconic lighthouse and golden sandy bays of Constantine, Booby's, Mother Ivey's and Harlyn, with spectacular wildflowers in spring and summer.

  • 6.2 miles/10 km - Easy-moderate

    Widemouth to Bude

    Widemouth to Bude

    6.2 miles/10 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk from Widemouth Bay along the Coast Path though the Phillips Point nature reserve to The Storm Tower at Compass Point and then along the Bude Canal to Whalesborough, returning across the fields to Widemouth.

  • 6.8 miles/10.9 km - Easy-moderate

    Seven Bays

    Seven Bays

    6.8 miles/10.9 km - Easy-moderate

    A (bus-assisted) one-way walk along the Seven Bays coast and around Trevose Head past the lighthouse.

  • 6.8 miles/10.9 km - Easy-moderate

    Wadebridge to Polbrock

    Wadebridge to Polbrock

    6.8 miles/10.9 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk from Wadebridge through the Treraven nature reserve, bluebell woodland at Hustyn Mill and meadows along the River Camel to Polbrock, returning along the Camel Trail.

  • 2.6 miles/4.2 km - Moderate

    Boscastle to Minster Church

    Boscastle to Minster Church

    2.6 miles/4.2 km - Moderate

    A short circular walk from Boscastle through bluebell woodland alongside the River Valency to the ancient Celtic churchyard and sacred spring at Minster, returning along the River Jordan, beside which Bottreaux Castle was once situated, and Boscastle's Old Road.

  • 2.7 miles/4.3 km - Moderate

    Trebarwith Valley

    Trebarwith Valley

    2.7 miles/4.3 km - Moderate

    A fairly short circular walk exploring Trebarwith Valley, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in North Cornwall. The walk includes bluebell woodland, panoramic views from both sides of the valley and the Trebarwith Nature Reserve.

  • 2.9 miles/4.7 km - Moderate

    Port Quin to Lundy Bay

    Port Quin to Lundy Bay

    2.9 miles/4.7 km - Moderate

    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.

  • 3 miles/4.8 km - Moderate

    Millook to Trebarfoote

    Millook to Trebarfoote

    3 miles/4.8 km - Moderate

    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.

  • 3.1 miles/5.0 km - Moderate

    St Breward to Lank

    St Breward to Lank

    3.1 miles/5.0 km - Moderate

    A short circular walk from St Breward through ancient bluebell woods along the valley of the River Camel to the holy well, ending at the mediaeval church and inn.

  • 3.2 miles/5.2 km - Moderate

    Hayle Valley from St Erth

    Hayle Valley from St Erth

    3.2 miles/5.2 km - Moderate

    A circular walk from St Erth along the River Hayle, lined with wildflowers in the spring and summer, and returning with views over the Hayle valley which was once a lagoon separating an island of West Penwith from the Cornish mainland.

  • 3.5 miles/5.6 km - Moderate

    Minions and the Cheesewring

    Minions and the Cheesewring

    3.5 miles/5.6 km - Moderate

    A circular walk around the iconic landmarks at Minions, including The Hurlers stone circles, The Cheesewring and the engine houses of the South Phoenix Mine.

  • 3.6 miles/5.8 km - Moderate

    Delabole

    Delabole

    3.6 miles/5.8 km - Moderate

    A circular walk around Delabole past the slate quarry, along back lanes and tracks, and through fields and bluebell woods.

  • 3.8 miles/6.1 km - Moderate

    St Endellion to Port Isaac

    St Endellion to Port Isaac

    3.8 miles/6.1 km - Moderate

    A figure-of-8 walk from St Endellion to Port Isaac, via the estate of the ancient family of Roscarrock, who survived torture on the rack during Tudor times for being Catholic sympathisers, returning to the parish church, dedicated to the daughter of a Celtic king, on the ancient route which itself influenced the fervent adoption of Methodism in Port Isaac.

  • 4 miles/6.5 km - Moderate

    Bowithick to Buttern Hill

    Bowithick to Buttern Hill

    4 miles/6.5 km - Moderate

    A circular walk over the northern tip of Bodmin Moor to the prehistoric burial chamber at the top of Buttern Hill and source of the River Fowey, returning via farm tracks and country lanes to the tributary streams of the River Inny.

  • 4 miles/6.5 km - Moderate

    Warbstow to Treneglos

    Warbstow to Treneglos

    4 miles/6.5 km - Moderate

    A circular countryside walk from the Saxon village of Warbstow to the Celtic hamlet of Treneglos in the tributary valleys of the River Ottery, where the North Cornwall railway once ran.

  • 4.1 miles/6.6 km - Moderate

    North Petherwin to Winsdon

    North Petherwin to Winsdon

    4.1 miles/6.6 km - Moderate

    A circular walk from North Petherwin in the river valleys of the Bolsbridge Water that you can combine with a visit to the Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre.

  • 4.1 miles/6.5km - Moderate

    Trewarmett to Trebarwith Strand

    Trewarmett to Trebarwith Strand

    4.1 miles/6.5km - Moderate

    A circular walk down Trebarwith Valley to Trebarwith Strand then along the cliffs above the beach, with magnificent views of the bay between Dennis Point and Penhallic Point and the pinnacles of the coastal slate quarries now colonised by birds and wildflowers.

  • 4.2 miles/6.7 km - Moderate

    The Rumps to Polzeath around Pentire Point

    The Rumps to Polzeath around Pentire Point

    4.2 miles/6.7 km - Moderate

    A circular walk across the Iron Age hillfort on the twin headlands of The Rumps and around Pentire Point, with panoramic views of the Camel Estuary and the offshore islands, to the sandy beach at Polzeath.

  • 4.2 miles/6.7 km - Moderate

    Zennor to Gurnard's Head

    Zennor to Gurnard's Head

    4.2 miles/6.7 km - Moderate

    A circular walk from Zennor along the coast via the sea-smoothed granite boulders at Porthmeor Cove to the site of an Iron Age fort on Gurnard's Head, returning from the Gurnard's Head pub on the ancient Churchway to Zennor.

  • 4.4 miles/7.1 km - Moderate

    The Lizard and Kynance Cove

    The Lizard and Kynance Cove

    4.4 miles/7.1 km - Moderate

    A circular walk along the Victorian Excursion route from Lizard village to the most southerly point and along the coast path to Kynance Cove with spectacular views, wildflowers, and wildlife including the Cornish Chough.

  • 4.4 miles/7.1 km - Moderate

    Sandymouth to Coombe Valley

    Sandymouth to Coombe Valley

    4.4 miles/7.1 km - Moderate

    A circular walk from Sandymouth beach, via the Landmark Trust's historic buildings of Coombe and a derelict mill which is one of the largest bat colonies in England, to the remains of the once great manor of Stowe Barton, the interior furnishings of which can be seen in Prideaux Place at Padstow.

  • 4.5 miles/7.3 km - Moderate

    Bedruthan Steps

    Bedruthan Steps

    4.5 miles/7.3 km - Moderate

    A circular walk with spectacular views of the rock stacks at Bedruthan Steps about which the myth of a giant's stepping stones was concocted for the amusement of Victorian tourists flocking to Padstow and Newquay on the new railway.

  • 4.7 miles/7.5 km - Moderate

    Holywell to Crantock

    Holywell to Crantock

    4.7 miles/7.5 km - Moderate

    A circular walk from Holywell Bay past the remarkable sacred spring and along the coast to the sandy beaches of Porth Joke and Crantock, returning via the poppy fields of West Pentire and the Cubert Common nature conservation area.

  • 4.8 miles/7.7 km - Moderate

    Lelant Saltings to Carbis Bay

    Lelant Saltings to Carbis Bay

    4.8 miles/7.7 km - Moderate

    A circular walk from Lelant following St Michael's Way along the vast stretch of beach from Porthkidney Sands to Carbis Bay, with views over St Ives Bay on the return route.

  • 4.8 miles/7.8 km - Moderate

    Luxulyan Valley to Prideaux

    Luxulyan Valley to Prideaux

    4.8 miles/7.8 km - Moderate

    A circular walk through the World Heritage site of the Luxulyan Valley and surrounding countryside, over the massive viaduct supporting a horse-drawn tram route to Newquay and along the leat that fed Charlestown Harbour.

  • 4.9 miles/7.8 km - Moderate

    Ladock Woods

    Ladock Woods

    4.9 miles/7.8 km - Moderate

    A circular walk from the woodland of The Duchy to the Holy Well of St Ladock in the river valley where in 1802 a gold nugget was found that contained enough gold to make an elegant necklace which is now in Truro museum.

  • A circular walk in the upper reaches of the River Valency above Boscastle, where author Thomas Hardy lived and met the love of his life, starting from the ancient Celtic church of Lesnewth to St Juliot church which Hardy restored.

  • 5.0 miles/8.1 km - Moderate

    Hell's Mouth to Godrevy

    Hell's Mouth to Godrevy

    5.0 miles/8.1 km - Moderate

    A circular walk following the coast from Hell's Mouth past the large grey seal colony at Mutton Cove and Godrevy lighthouse to the sandy beaches of St Ives Bay, returning via a pilgrimage route along the Red River Valley.

  • 5.1 miles/8.2 km - Moderate

    Lerryn to St Winnow

    Lerryn to St Winnow

    5.1 miles/8.2 km - Moderate

    A circular walk to the creekside church of St Winnow along the River Fowey and Lerryn where hoards of Roman coins have been found on the river banks, and overlooked by the manor house that is thought may have been the inspiration for Toad Hall in The Wind in the Willows.

  • 5.1 miles/8.2 km - Moderate

    Poley's Bridge to Blisland

    Poley's Bridge to Blisland

    5.1 miles/8.2 km - Moderate

    A circular walk from Poley's Bridge along the Camel Trail past the old china clay driers to Wenfordbridge and crossing the De Lank valley and Pendrift Downs to Blisland, returning over the mediaeval river crossing at Keybridge.

  • 5.1 miles/8.2 km - Moderate

    Slate quarry trail

    Slate quarry trail

    5.1 miles/8.2 km - Moderate

    A circular route around historic slate quarries which have now been reclaimed by nature to the ancient quarry at Delabole which was the largest man-made hole in Europe for many years and is still worked, returning via the restored engine house overlooking Trebarwith Valley.

  • 5.2 miles/8.4 km - Moderate

    Wadebridge to St Breock

    Wadebridge to St Breock

    5.2 miles/8.4 km - Moderate

    A circular walk from Wadebridge on the Camel Trail alongside the Amble Marshes nature reserve then across meadows and wooded creeks to the mediaeval church of St Breock, returning via the woods of the Polmorla valley.

  • 5.3 miles/8.5 km - Moderate

    Lanhydrock to Restormel

    Lanhydrock to Restormel

    5.3 miles/8.5 km - Moderate

    A circular walk from the mediaeval bridge at Respryn along the River Fowey through the bluebell woodland of the Lanhydrock Estate to the circular Norman castle at Restormel which had a pressurised piped water system 700 years ahead of its time.

  • 5.3 miles/8.6 km - Moderate

    Little Petherick Creek and the Camel Trail

    Little Petherick Creek and the Camel Trail

    5.3 miles/8.6 km - Moderate

    A circular walk via the Victorian obelisk overlooking Padstow, the creek-side church at Little Petherick and the tidal enclosure of Sea Mills, returning via the Camel Trail bridge which carried the railway that brought the first Victorian tourists to Padstow and Cornish fish to London.

  • 5.5 miles/8.7 km - Moderate

    Boscastle to Tintagel

    Boscastle to Tintagel

    5.5 miles/8.7 km - Moderate

    A (bus-assisted) one-way walk along the dramatic coastline of islands and arches from Boscastle to Tintagel, rated as one of the top five walks in Cornwall.

  • 5.5 miles/8.9 km - Moderate

    St Kew, St Endellion and Tregellist

    St Kew, St Endellion and Tregellist

    5.5 miles/8.9 km - Moderate

    A circular walk in the river valleys around St Kew - the first recorded village in Cornwall, passing the mediaeval church containing a grave stone from the Dark Ages carved in Latin and the Celtic script, Ogham, also known as the Tree Alphabet as each letter symbolised a different species of tree.

  • 5.6 miles/9 km - Moderate

    Delabole to Lanteglos

    Delabole to Lanteglos

    5.6 miles/9 km - Moderate

    A circular walk through bluebell woodland, fields and along back lanes from Delabole to Camelford's parish church at Lanteglos returning via the Iron Age forts of Castle Goff and Delinuth Camp.

  • 5.6 miles/9.0 km - Moderate

    Rame Head and Cawsand

    Rame Head and Cawsand

    5.6 miles/9.0 km - Moderate

    A circular walk around Rame Head - the southeastern corner of Cornwall - past the mediaeval chapel and the remains of a huge gun battery, now a nature reserve, on Penlee Point to Cawsand which was once the smuggling capital of Cornwall.

  • 5.6 miles/9.0 km - Moderate

    St Clether to the Rising Sun

    St Clether to the Rising Sun

    5.6 miles/9.0 km - Moderate

    A figure-of-8 walk from St Clether past the ancient chapel and holy well, with views over the Inny Valley, to the Rising Sun pub near Altarnun, serving beer made from the moorland springwater by a local micro-brewery.

  • 5.7 miles/9.2 km - Moderate

    Hellandbridge to St Mabyn

    Hellandbridge to St Mabyn

    5.7 miles/9.2 km - Moderate

    A circular walk from Helland's mediaeval bridge through bluebell woodland and the fields overlooked by the Iron Age rounds at Pencarrow to the Norman church at St Mabyn, dedicated to the daughter of a Celtic King, and returning via the stump of the Neolithic Long Stone which stood for millennia until it was broken up for gateposts in 1850.

  • 6 miles/9.7 km - Moderate

    Callestick and Ventongimps

    Callestick and Ventongimps

    6 miles/9.7 km - Moderate

    A circular countryside walk past the nature reserve at Ventongimps and the engine house of West Chyverton mine, with refreshment opportunities at both Callestick Farm, where you can see the ice cream being made, and Healey's Cyder Farm who offer tours and tasting.

  • 6.1 miles/9.8 km - Moderate

    Chapel Porth to St Agnes

    Chapel Porth to St Agnes

    6.1 miles/9.8 km - Moderate

    A circular walk along the coast between the golden sandy beaches of Chapel Porth and Trevaunance Cove at St Agnes via the iconic engine houses of Wheal Coates, perched above the breakers.

  • 6.1 miles/9.9 km - Moderate

    Dunmere, Penhargard and Bodmin Jail

    Dunmere, Penhargard and Bodmin Jail

    6.1 miles/9.9 km - Moderate

    A circular walk along the River Camel from Dunmere through bluebell woods and fields to Penhargard, and along an ancient route lined with wildflowers to Bodmin's historic Jail.

  • 6.1 miles/9.7 km - Moderate

    Egloshayle to Dinham Bridge

    Egloshayle to Dinham Bridge

    6.1 miles/9.7 km - Moderate

    A circular walk in the Allen Valley from Egloshayle though the broadleaf woodland alongside the River Allen past the mills of Hingham and Lemail, returning via the Celtic Three Holed Cross and the remains of Castle Killibury which from mediaeval Welsh texts is thought might be one of King Arthur's several castles.

  • 6.1 miles/9.9 km - Moderate

    St Wenn to Withiel

    St Wenn to Withiel

    6.1 miles/9.9 km - Moderate

    A circular walk from St Wenn in the upper reaches of the Ruthern Valley, through Rosenannon woods and along the Saints' Way pilgrimage route to the mediaeval church at Withiel, where the Rector shut down The Pig and Whistle for being an ungodly establishment.

  • 6.2 miles/10 km - Moderate

    Bedruthan Steps to Porthcothan

    Bedruthan Steps to Porthcothan

    6.2 miles/10 km - Moderate

    A circular walk featuring some of the most spectacular scenery of the North Cornish coast including the rock stacks of Bedruthan Steps, the azure lagoon of the Trescore Islands and the sheltered golden sandy beach at Porthcothan.

  • 6.2 miles/10 km - Moderate

    East Moor to Newton

    East Moor to Newton

    6.2 miles/10 km - Moderate

    A circular walk in one of the less well-known areas of Bodmin Moor to the summit of Fox Tor and through the prehistoric remains which date from the Bronze Age and Neolithic times.

  • 6.4 miles/10.3 km - Moderate

    St Breward to Advent

    St Breward to Advent

    6.4 miles/10.3 km - Moderate

    A circular walk from St Breward past the granite pillars of Devil's Jump to the 8ft Celtic cross and ancient churchyard of Advent at the foot of the moors, returning via the remains of the mediaeval village of Carwether to the Inn used by 11th century monks to build the highest church in Cornwall.

  • 7.1 miles/11.4 km - Moderate

    Coverack to Lankidden Cove

    Coverack to Lankidden Cove

    7.1 miles/11.4 km - Moderate

    A circular walk on one of the most remote parts of The Lizard from Coverack to the white sand beaches of Downas and Lankidden Coves, where the serpentine underwater landscape provides some of the best snorkelling in Cornwall.

  • 7.4 miles/12.1 km - Moderate

    Trevone to Padstow

    Trevone to Padstow

    7.4 miles/12.1 km - Moderate

    A circular walk to Padstow from Trevone beach, which tracks the route taken by sailing ships along the rugged Atlantic coast to the daymark at Stepper Point, past the infamous Doom Bar and the sandbanks of Hawker's, Harbour and St George's coves before finally reaching safe harbour in Padstow.

  • 2.4 miles/3.9 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Morwenstow

    Morwenstow

    2.4 miles/3.9 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A short circular walk at Morwenstow to the cliff edge hut built from driftwood in which Reverend Hawker smoked opium and composed poetry, returning along the river valley to the ancient Bush Inn where medieval monks would rest the night before continuing their pilgrimage.

  • 3.2 miles/5.2 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Crackington Haven to St Genny's Church

    Crackington Haven to St Genny's Church

    3.2 miles/5.2 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk from the surf beach at Crackington Haven to the mediaeval church at St Genny's via the imposing Penkenna Point, where there are spectacular views of the bay and the secluded landing points used by some of North Cornwall's most notorious smugglers and wreckers.

  • 3.7 miles/5.9 kilometres - Moderate-strenuous

    North Hill to Hawks Tor

    North Hill to Hawks Tor

    3.7 miles/5.9 kilometres - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk along prehistoric trade routes in the Lynher valley from the village of North Hill where the granite was quarried to build Westminster Bridge.

  • 3.8 miles/6.1 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Hall Walk from Fowey to Polruan

    Hall Walk from Fowey to Polruan

    3.8 miles/6.1 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular version of famous Hall Walk from Boddinnick to Polruan, recorded as a walk with "sweete senting flowers" in Tudor times and during the Civil War where a gun shot aimed at Charles I is said to have instead killed a fisherman who stood on the same spot moments later.

  • 3.9 miles/6.3 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Portholland to Portloe

    Portholland to Portloe

    3.9 miles/6.3 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk with lovely views of Veryan Bay to the pretty fishing village of Portloe from West Portholland where one of the last of Cornwall's mediaeval coastal farmsteads has survived.

  • 4.3 miles/6.9 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Crackington Haven to The Strangles

    Crackington Haven to The Strangles

    4.3 miles/6.9 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk from Crackington Haven, with panoramic views of the Shipwreck Coast, to the long, sandy Strangles beach, returning through bluebell woodland along the Ludon river valley.

  • 4.3 miles/6.9 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Blisland and Pendrift Downs

    Blisland and Pendrift Downs

    4.3 miles/6.9 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk from Blisland through the De Lank granite quarry, used for many famous buildings including Royal Opera House, between the moss-covered boulders and trees of the De Lank river valley and across the Pendrift Downs, passing Jubilee Rock - a huge granite boulder, decorated with carvings.

  • 4.7 miles/7.6 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Barrett's Zawn and Dannonchapel

    Barrett's Zawn and Dannonchapel

    4.7 miles/7.6 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk including some of the more remote parts of the coast path around Port Isaac Bay, passing the Donkey Hole at Barrett's Zawn and returning through the abandoned hamlet of Dannonchapel.

  • 4.8 miles/7.7 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Millook Haven to Dizzard

    Millook Haven to Dizzard

    4.8 miles/7.7 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk through the Millook woodland reserves to the ancient gnarled oak forest of The Dizzard, returning along the coast with panoramic views to Hartland Point, to the chevron-folded cliffs and honeycomb reefs of Millook Haven.

  • 4.8 miles/7.7 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Port Quin to Port Isaac

    Port Quin to Port Isaac

    4.8 miles/7.7 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk along the rollercoaster path from Port Quin, descending into Port Isaac, with spectacular views of the harbour, via the old houses of Roscarrock Hill including Doc Martin's, one with roof timbers tied on by an anchor chain, and the Sunday School with a bell from a shipwreck.

  • 5 miles/8 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Kilkhampton to the Coombe valley

    Kilkhampton to the Coombe valley

    5 miles/8 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk though the wildflowers of the Kilkhampton Common nature reserve and woods of the Coombe Valley, returning via the remains of the Norman castle at Penstowe which consisted of a stone tower perched on the top of a steep hill but surrounded by two baileys, rather than the usual one, the reason for which is a mystery.

  • 5.1 miles/8.2 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Lamorna and St Loy

    Lamorna and St Loy

    5.1 miles/8.2 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk visiting prehistoric stone circles, crosses and tombs and along the granite cliffs from Lamorna Cove to the sea-polished boulders of St Loy's Cove where sailors of a sinking vessel were able to climb to safety onto a large ship which had been wrecked there seven months before.

  • 5.1 miles/8.2 km - Moderate-strenuous

    St Neot Two Valleys

    St Neot Two Valleys

    5.1 miles/8.2 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk from St Neot though the valley of the River Loveny, past a prehistoric settlement, through bluebell woodland and along the River Fowey, and returning via the church, famous for its mediaeval stained glass.

  • 5.2 miles/8.3 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Nare Head to Portloe

    Nare Head to Portloe

    5.2 miles/8.3 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk around Nare Head, past the restored Cold War nuclear bunker, to the pretty fishing village Portloe, with views along the length of The Roseland coast and over The Whelps reef - a graveyard for sailing ships that misjudged the entrance to Falmouth.

  • 5.2 miles/8.4 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Portreath and Tehidy Country Park

    Portreath and Tehidy Country Park

    5.2 miles/8.4 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk along the rugged North Cliffs hiding smuggler's coves such as Ralph's Cupboard, to the sandy beach and historic mining port of Portreath, returning via the bluebell woodland of Illogan and Tehidy Country Park.

  • 5.2 miles/8.4 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Roughtor and Brown Willy

    Roughtor and Brown Willy

    5.2 miles/8.4 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A mostly circular walk to Cornwall's two highest tors passing prehistoric remains including the holy well, summit cairns and settlements.

  • 5.4 miles/8.7 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Boscastle to Buckator

    Boscastle to Buckator

    5.4 miles/8.7 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk along the coastline from Boscastle via the Pentargon waterfall to the seal colony at Buckator, returning along the Valency valley.

  • 5.4 miles/8.7 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Porthcurno, Porthgwarra and Gwennap Head

    Porthcurno, Porthgwarra and Gwennap Head

    5.4 miles/8.7 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk from Porthcurno, passing the Minack Theatre, St Leven's Holy Well, Porthchapel and Porthgwarra beaches, to Gwennap Head where the English Channel meets the Atlantic and the Runnelstone Reef has claimed so many ships that divers are unsure where the wreckage is from.

  • 5.4 miles/8.6 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Zennor to The Carracks

    Zennor to The Carracks

    5.4 miles/8.6 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk towards St Ives from Zennor following the Coast Path past the haunts of the legendary mermaid of Zennor to the islets of The Carracks, frequented by seals, and returning on the Coffin Path, along which villagers made their final journey to Zennor church.

  • 6 miles/9.7 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Port Gaverne to Barretts Zawn

    Port Gaverne to Barretts Zawn

    6 miles/9.7 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk from Port Gaverne around Port Isaac Bay to Barretts Zawn where a tunnel leads to the beach, through which donkeys used to haul slate.

  • 6.3 miles/10.1 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Cubert to St Pirans Round

    Cubert to St Pirans Round

    6.3 miles/10.1 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk from Cubert's Celtic churchyard through the cowslip meadows of the Penhale Sands nature reserve and on paths lined with wildflowers along the river valley to reach St Pirans Round - the remains of the mediaeval amphitheatre.

  • 6.6 miles/10.6 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Inny Valleys from Altarnun

    Inny Valleys from Altarnun

    6.6 miles/10.6 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk around the valleys of the River Inny and Penpont Water to the mediaeval church at Laneast and the old bridge at Gimlett's Mill from the 15th century "Cathedral of the Moors" in Altarnun, set beside a 6th Century Celtic cross where churches and chapels had been throughout the Dark Ages.

  • 3.4 miles/5.4 km - Strenuous

    Poundstock to Millook

    Poundstock to Millook

    3.4 miles/5.4 km - Strenuous

    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.

  • 4 miles/6.4 km - Strenuous

    Tregardock to Dannonchapel

    Tregardock to Dannonchapel

    4 miles/6.4 km - Strenuous

    A circular walk from Tregardock, passing the long, remote sandy beach, to the ruins of the mediaeval manor of Dannonchapel, and includes one of the steepest and most spectacular sections of the North Cornish Coast path with vibrant wildflowers in spring and summer.

  • 4.3 miles/7.0 km - Strenuous

    St Gennys Church to Dizzard

    St Gennys Church to Dizzard

    4.3 miles/7.0 km - Strenuous

    A circular walk at St Gennys from the mediaeval church, via the smuggling routes though bluebell woods along the stream and an Iron Age clifftop fort crumbling into the sea, to some of North Cornwall's most remote coastline.

  • 9.7 miles/15.6 km - Strenuous

    Port Isaac to Tintagel

    Port Isaac to Tintagel

    9.7 miles/15.6 km - Strenuous

    A one-way walk from Port Isaac to Tintagel along towering cliffs, past the long, sandy beaches of Tregardock and Trebarwith, the slate pinnacles of the coastal quarries and via the mediaeval cliff-top church to the castle of Arthurian legend.

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