Evening walks in Cornwall

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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.

The following walks are the ones more likely to be suitable for an evening walk. They are all under 4 miles so can be done in around a couple of hours. Check the sunset time before setting off. Time from sunset to twilight is about 35 mins in April and August rising to about 45 mins in mid-June.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 3.5 miles/5.6 km - Easy

    Bude to Northcott Mouth

    Bude to Northcott Mouth

    3.5 miles/5.6 km - Easy

    A circular walk past the Sea Pool to Crooklets beach and along Maer cliff to the beach at Northcott Mouth where the shipwreck of the SS Belem is exposed at low tide.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 2.4 miles/3.9 km - Easy-moderate

    Tintagel

    Tintagel

    2.4 miles/3.9 km - Easy-moderate

    A short circular walk exploring some of the historic sites in Tintagel including King Arthur's Castle and Merlin's Cave, the Old Post Office, and the ancient parish church on the cliffs.

  • 3 miles/4.9 km - Easy-moderate

    Baker's Pit and Rogers' Tower

    Baker's Pit and Rogers' Tower

    3 miles/4.9 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk from the Bakers Pit nature reserve to an Iron Age hillfort where the remains of prehistoric roundhouses were seen as a convenient source of stone for a folly built in the era when the Poldark novels are set.

  • 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

  • 3.1 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.

  • 3.4 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

  • 3.6 miles/5.8 km - Easy-moderate

    St Newlyn East and Lappa Valley

    St Newlyn East and Lappa Valley

    3.6 miles/5.8 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk from St Newlyn East through the woods of the Lappa Valley where the Steam Railway now encompasses what was one of the most famous mines in Cornwall during Victorian times and the riverbeds are still stained red.

  • 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

    St Clement and Malpas

    St Clement and Malpas

    3.8 miles/6.1 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk at the confluence of the Truro and Tresillian rivers, once defended by Moresk castle and later where timber for the mines was unloaded and floated as rafts into Truro

  • 3.9 miles/6.3 km - Easy-moderate

    Land's End

    Land's End

    3.9 miles/6.3 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk on the rugged cliffs at the most westerly point of the British mainland with spectacular views and spectacular wildflowers.

  • 2.8 miles/4.5 km - Moderate

    Two Coombes of Lansallos

    Two Coombes of Lansallos

    2.8 miles/4.5 km - Moderate

    A circular walk from Lansallos to the coves of Lantivet Bay where farmers collected seaweed and sand to improve the soil and smugglers landed French brandy.

  • 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 harbourmaster's route to the lighthouse.

  • 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.

  • 3.3 miles/5.3 km - Moderate

    Boscastle Headlands

    Boscastle Headlands

    3.3 miles/5.3 km - Moderate

    A circular walk from Boscastle to Pentargon waterfall and Willapark coastguard lookout with magnificent views of the village and harbour from the headlands where the village women once gathered dressed in red to fool a French ship into fleeing from British army redcoats.

  • 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.

  • 3.5 miles/5.6 km - Moderate

    Padstow town

    Padstow town

    3.5 miles/5.6 km - Moderate

    A short circular walk from Padstow harbour to the viewpoints at the War Memorial and Victorian obelisk, the Elizabethan Manor at Prideaux Place, and including some pretty back streets that lie off the main tourist routes.

  • 3.6 miles/5.8 km - Moderate

    Gribbin Head

    Gribbin Head

    3.6 miles/5.8 km - Moderate

    A circular walk on the headland near Fowey where Daphne Du Maurier lived and formed the basis for scenes in her books.

  • 3.9 miles/5.8 km - Moderate

    Newlyn to Mousehole

    Newlyn to Mousehole

    3.9 miles/5.8 km - Moderate

    A circular walk at the heart of Cornwall's fishing industry to the village where Stargazy Pie was invented and a candle-lit parade is held each year to celebrate the catch of Tom Bawcock.

  • 2.2 miles/3.5 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Trebarwith Strand to Backways Cove

    Trebarwith Strand to Backways Cove

    2.2 miles/3.5 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A short circular walk from the long, sandy beach of Trebarwith Strand to the rugged rocky cove at Backways in which sea foam tornadoes form in windy weather, and returning over the massive headland of Dennis Point with panoramic views of Port Isaac Bay.

  • 3.3 miles/5.3 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Port Isaac

    Port Isaac

    3.3 miles/5.3 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A short circular walk in Doc Martin Country including the pretty fishing village of Port Isaac and the historic beach of Port Gaverne with birds-eye views over the harbour.

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