Walks around St Columb

St Columb, Cornwall

For a walk starting from St Columb Major there is a circular walk from St Columb Major to St Mawgan. There is another circular walk at the other end of the Vale of Lanherne from Mawgan Porth to St Mawgan. Coastal walks nearby include circular walks from Watergate to Porth and at Bedruthan Steps and a one-way walk from Watergate Bay to Newquay using the bus to make the route circular. Other circular walks nearby include one at Porth Reservoir and at Castle-an-Dinas.

  • 3.5 miles/5.7 km - Easy-moderate

    Watergate Bay to Newquay

    Watergate Bay to Newquay

    3.5 miles/5.7 km - Easy-moderate

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 6.8 miles/10.9 km - Moderate

    Castle-an-dinas

    Castle-an-dinas

    6.8 miles/10.9 km - Moderate

    A mostly circular walk from the Castle-an-dinas Iron Age hillfort with 360 degree views across Cornwall, then into the valley to the River Menalhyl, followed by wooded paths lined with primroses, bluebells and wild garlic, and lanes with vibrant wildflowers.

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