Walks in Cornwall with heather

Walks in Cornwall with heather

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The app guides you around the walk using GPS, removing any worries about getting lost.
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The walk route is described with detailed, regularly-updated, hand-written directions.
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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 at all times and even which way you are facing.
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Each walk is packed with information about the history and nature along the route, from over a decade of research than spans more than 3,000 topics.
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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 - the price for a walk includes ongoing free updates.
  • 2.5 miles/4 km - Easy

    Botallack Head

    Crown Mines

    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

  • 6 miles/9.6 km - Easy

    Twelveheads and Chacewater

    Poldice Mine

    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

  • 3.0 miles/4.9 km - Easy-moderate

    St Agnes Beacon and Wheal Coates

    Towanroath Engine House at 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 There are nice displays of heather flowers around Wheal Coates and along the coast from here towards St Agnes Head.

  • 3.4 miles/5.4 km - Easy-moderate

    Wheal Maid and Poldice Valley

    Taylor's Engine House

    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

  • 3.9 miles/6.3 km - Easy-moderate

    Land's End

    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.

  • 4.3 miles/7 km - Easy-moderate

    Tehidy Woods to Deadman's Cove

    Bassets Cove

    Tehidy Woods 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.

  • 4.7 miles/7.6 km - Easy-moderate

    Deadman's Cove to Red River Valley

    North Cliffs

    Deadman's Cove to Red River Valley

    4.7 miles/7.6 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.

  • 3.1 miles/4.9 km - Moderate

    Trevaunance Cove and Blue Hills mine

    Trevellas Coombe

    Trevaunance Cove and Blue Hills mine

    3.1 miles/4.9 km - Moderate

    A circular walk along the stream of Trevellas Coombe where tin ore is still worked using traditional water power, past Stippy Stappy - the row of sea captain's cottages, and down the valley to the sandy beach of Trevaunance Cove with the remains of Victorian harbour which was demolished by Atlantic storms. There is a lot of heather around Trevellas Porth. The path crossing the headland from Trevaunce Cove often has nice displays of flowers.

  • 4.4 miles/7 km - Moderate

    Kennack Sands to Lankidden Cove

    Kennack Sands

    Kennack Sands to Lankidden Cove

    4.4 miles/7 km - Moderate

    A circular walk on The Lizard from Kennack Sands where some of the oldest prehistoric finds have been made in Cornwall, including an entire lost Stone Age village which was uncovered by a gorse fire in the 1960s. Spectacular display of heather on the coast just after Kennack Sands

  • 4.4 miles/7.1 km - Moderate

    The Lizard and Kynance Cove

    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. There is lots of heather along the return route from Kynance Cove including Cornish Heath which is only found on The Lizard.

  • 4.7 miles/7.5 km - Moderate

    Perranporth to St Agnes

    Perranporth

    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. There is heather along the coast path from Cligga Head to the airfield.

  • 4.7 miles/7.5 km - Moderate

    Porthtowan to Chapel Porth

    Banns Vale

    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.

  • 4.7 miles/7.6 km - Moderate

    Predannack to Kynance Cove

    View from Predannack Head

    Predannack to Kynance Cove

    4.7 miles/7.6 km - Moderate

    A circular walk through the Lizard National Nature Reserve from Predannack to Kynance Cove along the rugged Serpentine cliffs where the "great silver ship" was wrecked in 1616 and more than 700 Spanish silver coins have so far been found. There is lots of heather along the return route including Cornish Heath which is only found on The Lizard.

  • 4.8 miles/7.8 km - Moderate

    Godolphin to Tregonning

    View from Tregonning Hill

    Godolphin to Tregonning

    4.8 miles/7.8 km - Moderate

    A circular walk from the mansion with possibly the oldest formal gardens in the country to two hills that altered the course of history, creating the wealthiest estate in Cornwall and giving rise to the Cornish China Clay industry.

  • 5.0 miles/8.1 km - Moderate

    Hell's Mouth to Godrevy

    Stones Reef and Godrevy Lighthouse

    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.

  • 5.3 miles/8.6 km - Moderate

    Kit Hill to Kelly Bray

    South Kit Hill Mine

    Kit Hill to Kelly Bray

    5.3 miles/8.6 km - Moderate

    A circular walk in Kit Hill Country Park, given to the county by the Duchy to mark the birth of Prince William and where a midsummer bonfire is lit to celebrate the ancient Celtic Golowan festival

  • 5.4 miles/8.6 km - Moderate

    Cape Cornwall to Levant

    Botallack Head

    Cape Cornwall to Levant

    5.4 miles/8.6 km - Moderate

    A circular walk from England's only Cape, via the engine houses of Kenidjack Valley and perched on rock ledges at Botallack Head, to Levant Mine which had over 60 miles of tunnels beneath the Atlantic and now has a working restored beam engine.

  • 5.4 miles/8.7 km - Moderate

    Perranporth to Trevellas

    Droskyn Point

    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. There is heather along the coast path from Cligga Head to the airfield.

  • 5.9 miles/9.5 km - Moderate

    Carn Brea and the Great Flat Lode

    Tors on Carn Brea

    Carn Brea and the Great Flat Lode

    5.9 miles/9.5 km - Moderate

    A circular walk along the Great Flat Lode, where the Basset family made their fortune from the rich mineral reserves, to Carn Brea where they built a hunting lodge balanced on a tor in the style of a castle. There is lots of heather on Carn Brea, and the stretch after the Basset Monument is particularly colourful when in flower.

  • 6 miles/9.7 km - Moderate

    Sennen Cove and Land's End

    Gamper Bay

    Sennen Cove and Land's End

    6 miles/9.7 km - Moderate

    A circular walk from the white sandy beach at Sennen Cove along the towering granite cliffs via Land's End to the song of the sea cave at Nanjizal. The best way to see Land's End.

  • 6.1 miles/9.8 km - Moderate

    Chapel Porth to St Agnes

    Towanroath Engine House

    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. There are nice displays of heather flowers around Wheal Coates and along the coast from here towards St Agnes Head.

  • 7.4 miles/11.8 km - Moderate

    St Just to Nanquidno

    Priest's Cove

    St Just to Nanquidno

    7.4 miles/11.8 km - Moderate

    A circular walk from St Just to Cape Cornwall and the Cot Valley where an ancient beach has been eroded from the cliffs at Porth Nanven releasing granite boulders resembling Dinosaur eggs. There is a nice display of heather at Nanjulian.

  • 2.3 miles/3.7 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Morwenstow

    Higher Sharpnose Point

    Morwenstow

    2.3 miles/3.7 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. There is a nice display of heather around Higher Sharpnose Point.

  • 3.2 miles/5.2 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Crackington Haven to St Genny's Church

    Cambeak

    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. There is a spectacular display of heather at Castle Point.

  • 3.8 miles/6.2 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Morwenstow to Stanbury Mouth

    Coastline at Morwenstow

    Morwenstow to Stanbury Mouth

    3.8 miles/6.2 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk from Morwenstow along the shipwreck coast to Stanbury Mouth where only nature's by-the-wind sailors now run aground There is a nice display of heather around Higher Sharpnose Point.

  • 4.2 miles/6.8 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Rosemergy to Gurnard's Head

    Carn Galver Engine Houses

    Rosemergy to Gurnard's Head

    4.2 miles/6.8 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk along the coast past the towering cliffs of Bosigran Castle via the white sand and huge boulders of Porthmeor Cove to the site of an Iron Age fort on Gurnard's Head, returning from the Gurnard's Head pub via the ancient Zennor Churchway. There are nice heather flowers on Gurnard's Head.

  • 4.2 miles/6.7 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Zennor to Gurnard's Head

    Coastline at Zennor

    Zennor to Gurnard's Head

    4.2 miles/6.7 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk from Zennor along the coast 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. There are nice heather flowers on Zennor Head and Gurnard's Head

  • 4.3 miles/6.9 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Crackington Haven to The Strangles

    Coastline at Crackington Haven

    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.

  • 4.9 miles/7.8 km - Moderate-strenuous

    The Strangles to Buckator

    View from High Cliff

    The Strangles to Buckator

    4.9 miles/7.8 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk along the volcanic coastline north of Boscastle including Cornwall's highest cliff, North Cornwall's largest grey seal colony and The Strangles beach with its spectacular arch known as the Northern Door. There is heather along the coast path from The Strangles to High Cliff.

  • 5.2 miles/8.4 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Portreath and Tehidy Woods

    Portreath Beach

    Portreath and Tehidy Woods

    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.

  • 5.4 miles/8.6 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Duckpool to Woodford

    Wren Beach

    Duckpool to Woodford

    5.4 miles/8.6 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk in Morwenstow parish along towering cliffs and through broadleaf woods where a hamlet has been preserved in a joint project between the Landmark Trust and National Trust

  • 5.4 miles/8.6 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Zennor to The Carracks

    View from Zennor Head

    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. There is usually a nice display of heather flowers on Zennor Head.

  • 5.5 miles/8.8 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Carn Galver to Men-an-Tol

    Men-an-Tol

    Carn Galver to Men-an-Tol

    5.5 miles/8.8 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk from the coast to the highest area of moor on West Penwith passing engine houses and prehistoric monuments and with spectacular heather in late summer There is lots of heather on the moor and the flowers are particularly vivid around the rock outcrops on Carn Galver.

  • 7.3 miles/11.8 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Coverack to Lankidden Cove

    Coverack Harbour

    Coverack to Lankidden Cove

    7.3 miles/11.8 km - Moderate-strenuous

    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.

  • 4.3 miles/7.0 km - Strenuous

    St Gennys Church to Dizzard

    Castle Point

    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. There is a spectacular display of heather at Castle Point.

  • 4.4 miles/7 km - Strenuous

    Morwenstow to Marsland

    Marsland Mouth

    Morwenstow to Marsland

    4.4 miles/7 km - Strenuous

    A circular walk from Vicarage Cliff along the coast path to Marsland Mouth at the Devon border, returning through fields to Morwenstow rectory, church and the Rectory Tea Rooms - the last stand of the Cornish cream tea before the Devon border.

  • 6.4 miles/10.3 km - Strenuous

    Crackington Haven to Widemouth

    Sunset at Widemouth

    Crackington Haven to Widemouth

    6.4 miles/10.3 km - Strenuous

    A one-way coastal walk, made circular via an initial bus journey, along the Shipwreck Coast from Crackington Haven to Widemouth Bay passing the bluebell woodland of ancient twisted oaks at The Dizzard, chevron folded rocks and honeycomb reefs of Millook Haven and fossil beds of Wanson Mouth. There is a spectacular display of heather at Castle Point.

  • 6.8 miles/10.9 km - Strenuous

    Portreath to Tobban Horse

    Coastline at Portreath

    Portreath to Tobban Horse

    6.8 miles/10.9 km - Strenuous

    A circular walk along the rugged coast from Portreath towards Porthtowan passing small coves and remnants of the clifftop mines beside the old RAF base, and returning via the horse-drawn tramway that brought fortune to Portreath harbour, where its "lighthouse" and "monkey house" remain from the shipping activity. There is extensive heather along the coastal side of Nancekuke Common.

  • 7 miles/11.2 km - Strenuous

    Crackington Haven to Boscastle

    Northern Door on Strangles Beach

    Crackington Haven to Boscastle

    7 miles/11.2 km - Strenuous

    A one-way coastal walk, made circular via an initial bus journey, along the Shipwreck Coast from Crackington Haven to Boscastle passing the largest seal colony in North Cornwall, the highest cliff in Cornwall and the long, sandy beach at The Strangles. There is heather along the coast path from The Strangles to High Cliff.

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