Walks in Cornwall with a low chance of encountering livestock

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The app will direct you via satnav the start of the walk.
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The app guides you around the walk using GPS, removing any worries about getting lost.
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Each time there is a new direction to follow, the app will beep to remind you, and will warn you if you go off-route.
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A map shows the route, where you are and which way you are facing.
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Detailed, well-tested directions are also included which follow you as you walk.
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Each walk includes lots of information about the history and nature along the route.
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Once a walk is downloaded, the app doesn't need a phone or wifi signal during the walk.
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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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We keep the directions continually updated for changes to the paths/landmarks - £1.99 for a walk includes ongoing free updates.

Please note this is only a best guess from the landscape that livestock are less likely on these routes than others - it not a guarantee as livestock are moved around and sometimes used to graze the coast and parkland.

  • 2.5 miles/4 km - Easy

    Botallack Head

    Botallack Head

    2.5 miles/4 km - Easy

    A circular walk around Cornwall's most iconic mining remains, used for the filming of the BBC's Poldark series

  • 2.7 miles/4.3 km - Easy

    Hayle and The Towans

    Hayle and The Towans

    2.7 miles/4.3 km - Easy

    A circular walk on the Towans at Hayle where Cornwall's beam engines were cast using sand from a prehistoric lagoon when West Penwith was an island.

  • 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.

  • 3.7 miles/5.9 km - Easy

    Bude Canal and Coast

    Bude Canal and Coast

    3.7 miles/5.9 km - Easy

    A figure-of-8 walk at Bude where the demand for lime-rich sand could not even be met by 4000 horses a day and so a 35 mile canal was built to transport it to the Tamar Valley.

  • 4.4 miles/7.1 km - Easy

    Truro and the old Newham railway

    Truro and the old Newham railway

    4.4 miles/7.1 km - Easy

    A circular walk at Truro along the river, trackbed of the Newham railway and through the historic city centre.

  • 6 miles/9.6 km - Easy

    Twelveheads and Chacewater

    Twelveheads and Chacewater

    6 miles/9.6 km - Easy

    A circular walk in the Copper Kingdom of the Old World where the majority of world's copper came from during the 18th and 19th Centuries

  • 2.2 miles/3.6 km - Easy-moderate

    West Pentire and Polly Joke

    West Pentire and Polly Joke

    2.2 miles/3.6 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk through the poppy fields of West Pentire to Polly Joke beach, returning over the headland to "the pink pub" that was a cowshed until the mid-20th Century.

  • 2.4 miles/3.8 km - Easy-moderate

    Gwithian and Upton Towans

    Gwithian and Upton Towans

    2.4 miles/3.8 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk around the nature reserve in the sand dunes that was once the National Explosives Works where young girls manufactured dynamite from nitroglycerine, two tonnes of which denotated causing a shockwave that broke windows in St Ives and Penzance and could be heard on Dartmoor.

  • 3.1 miles/5 km - Easy-moderate

    Padstow to Harbour Cove

    Padstow to Harbour Cove

    3.1 miles/5 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk through Padstow's mediaeval network of streets to the church, the Elizabethan Manor at Prideaux Place and Tregirls Farm, with panoramic views of the estuary, returning along a mile of sandy beaches.

  • 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.

  • 3.3 miles/5.3 km - Easy-moderate

    Luxulyan Valley circular

    Luxulyan Valley circular

    3.3 miles/5.3 km - Easy-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.

  • 3.4 miles/5.4 km - Easy-moderate

    Wheal Maid and Poldice Valley

    Wheal Maid and Poldice Valley

    3.4 miles/5.4 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk in the area described in Victorian times as the richest square mile anywhere on Earth

  • 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 one-way coastal walk, made circular via an initial bus journey, 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.

  • 3.6 miles/5.8 km - Easy-moderate

    Watergate Bay to Porth

    Watergate Bay to Porth

    3.6 miles/5.8 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk along the beach from Watergate Bay to the sea caves of Whipsiderry and Iron Age hillfort at Trevelgue head, returning past the clifftop tombs of Bronze-Age chieftans, with panoramic views of the Newquay coastline.

  • 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

  • 5.3 miles/8.6 km - Easy-moderate

    Falmouth and Pendennis Head

    Falmouth and Pendennis Head

    5.3 miles/8.6 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk around the thriving town of Falmouth which didn't exist until Elizabethan times when Sir Walter Raleigh suggested that the largest natural harbour in Europe would be a good place to build a port town.

  • 2.9 miles/4.7 km - Moderate

    Polperro harbour and headlands

    Polperro harbour and headlands

    2.9 miles/4.7 km - Moderate

    A figure-of-eight walk around the fishing village and headlands surrounding Polperro, passing the net loft perched above the harbour, the Victorian sea pool, the site of the mediaeval chapel and the route to the lighthouse walked by the blind harbourmaster.

  • 3.5 miles/5.7 km - Moderate

    Lelant to St Ives

    Lelant to St Ives

    3.5 miles/5.7 km - Moderate

    A one-way walk to St Ives along the beaches from Lelant including the vast expanse of Porthkidney Sands, Carbis Bay and Porthminster Beach using the bus to make the route circular.

  • 4.7 miles/7.5 km - Moderate

    Perranporth to St Agnes

    Perranporth to St Agnes

    4.7 miles/7.5 km - Moderate

    A one-way coastal walk, made circular via an initial bus journey, along the ore-bearing cliffs between Perranporth and St Agnes passing the remains of Nobel's dynamite works, Britain's best preserved spitfire base and the Blue Hills of Trevellas Coombe where tin is still processed on a small scale using traditional methods.

  • 4.7 miles/7.5 km - Moderate

    Porthtowan to Chapel Porth

    Porthtowan to Chapel Porth

    4.7 miles/7.5 km - Moderate

    A circular walk from Porthtowan, along the coast, valleys and woodland passing engine houses and other relics of Cornish copper mining.

  • 5.0 miles/8.1 km - Moderate

    Grampound to Trewithen

    Grampound to Trewithen

    5.0 miles/8.1 km - Moderate

    A circular walk through the horticulturally-famous Trewithen Gardens from Grampound via the hamlet of Golden where the sundial and ornate windows of a farmyard barn give away that it was once a mediaeval manor prior to the Tudor monarchy confiscating the estate for harbouring a Catholic priest.

  • 5.4 miles/8.7 km - Moderate

    Perranporth to Trevellas

    Perranporth to Trevellas

    5.4 miles/8.7 km - Moderate

    A circular walk past the remains of Alfred Nobel's dynamite works to the red-and-yellow ore-rich cliffs above the wreck of the treasure ship Hanover, returning, via the spitfire base, along Perran Coombe where a 2 mile leat once carried water to power a massive waterwheel in a chamber within the cliffs.

  • 5.8 miles/9.3 km - Moderate

    Newquay

    Newquay

    5.8 miles/9.3 km - Moderate

    A circular walk around the UK's surf capital which was transformed from a tiny fishing village with a few thatched cottages when, in order to export ore from the harbour, a horse-drawn tramway was built across Cornwall which later became part of the Great Western Railway.

  • 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/9.7 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.

  • 2.5 miles/3.9 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Talland Bay to Polperro

    Talland Bay to Polperro

    2.5 miles/3.9 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk between Talland Bay and Polperro along an area of coastline so famous for smuggling that there is even a museum on the subject.

  • 3.8 miles/6.1 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Sheviock to Portwrinkle

    Sheviock to Portwrinkle

    3.8 miles/6.1 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk to the beach and tiny harbour of Portwrinkle from the small village of Sheviock, thought to be Cornish for "abounding in strawberries", with a church abounding in mediaeval tombs.

  • 7.1 miles/11.5 km - Strenuous

    Polperro to Lansallos

    Polperro to Lansallos

    7.1 miles/11.5 km - Strenuous

    A circular walk along the rugged coast from Polperro where a bell buoy rings out across the waves from the treacherous reef known as Udder Rock.

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