Walks in Cornwall without stiles

Walks in Cornwall without stiles

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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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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.
  • 1.8 miles/2.9 km - Easy

    The Camelford Way

    River Camel

    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.

  • 1.9 miles/3 km - Easy

    Park Head and Pentire Steps

    Pentire Steps

    Park Head and Pentire Steps

    1.9 miles/3 km - Easy

    A circular walk on Park Head, used as one of the filming locations in the Poldark BBC TV series and with spectacular views over Bedruthan Steps and the Trescore Islands.

  • 2 miles/3.2 km - Easy

    Trevose Head (short version)

    Trevose Lighthouse

    Trevose Head (short version)

    2 miles/3.2 km - Easy

    A circular walk around the rugged coastline of Trevose Head via the iconic lighthouse and golden sandy beach at Mother Ivey's Bay, with spectacular wildflowers in spring and summer and thundering waves in winter that sometimes expose the shipwreck at Booby's Bay.

  • 2.2 miles/3.6 km - Easy

    Eden Project

    Poppies at Eden

    Eden Project

    2.2 miles/3.6 km - Easy

    A walk though a granite landscape mined first for tin, then china clay and now for geothermal power to generate electricity and heat the space-age greenhouses of the Eden Project.

  • 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

  • 2.7 miles/4.3 km - Easy

    Hayle and The Towans

    Gardens at Hayle

    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

    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.

  • 3.5 miles/5.6 km - Easy

    Par and Tywardreath

    Path through Tywardreath marshes

    Par and Tywardreath

    3.5 miles/5.6 km - Easy

    A circular walk at Tywardreath where a mediaeval Priory was based and Par where much of the route was once a tidal creek and a wetland nature reserve has been created on some of the reclaimed land.

  • 3.9 miles/6.3 km - Easy

    Bude Canal and Coast

    Bude Canal

    Bude Canal and Coast

    3.9 miles/6.3 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

    Chapel Hill in Truro

    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

    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

  • 2.2 miles/3.6 km - Easy-moderate

    West Pentire and Polly Joke

    Poppy fields at West Pentire

    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 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 detonated causing a shock wave that broke windows in St Ives and Penzance and could be heard on Dartmoor.

  • 2.5 miles/4 km - Easy-moderate

    Bodmin town and beacon

    Bodmin Beacon

    Bodmin town and beacon

    2.5 miles/4 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk to the Beacon Local Nature Reserve, Jail and through Bodmin's historic centre.

  • 2.6 miles/4.2 km - Easy-moderate

    Warbstow Cross and Bury

    Warbstow Church

    Warbstow Cross and Bury

    2.6 miles/4.2 km - Easy-moderate

    A fairly short and easy circular walk around Warbstow, crossing ramparts of the massive Iron Age hillfort, through fields and along country lanes lined with wildflowers, returning via the mediaeval church which is dedicated to the daughter of a Saxon King who was tutored by the Celtic Saint Morwenna.

  • 2.7 miles/4.4 km - Easy-moderate

    Gwennap Pit to Carn Marth (short version)

    Gwennap Pit

    Gwennap Pit to Carn Marth (short version)

    2.7 miles/4.4 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk at Carn Marth with panoramic views right across mid Cornwall to Falmouth and the Roseland, the Cornish Alps and Bodmin Moor, and St Agnes and Trevose Head

  • 3.3 miles/5.3 km - Easy-moderate

    Lanhydrock Gardens

    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

    Penrose to the Loe Bar

    Porthleven

    Penrose to the Loe Bar

    3.3 miles/5.3 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk alongside the Loe Pool to the Loe Bar and back via the farm on the hill spur which in Cornish gave the name to the Penrose Estate.

  • 3.3 miles/5.4 km - Easy-moderate

    Towan Beach to Place House

    Towan Beach

    Towan Beach to Place House

    3.3 miles/5.4 km - Easy-moderate

    A walk on contrasting coastlines from the rugged Roseland coast to the sheltered creeks of the Percuil River opposite St Mawes.

  • 3.4 miles/5.5 km - Easy-moderate

    Luxulyan Valley circular

    Luxulyan Valley

    Luxulyan Valley circular

    3.4 miles/5.5 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, recommended in guidebooks as early as the 1920s "as one of the most glorious walks in all Cornwall".

  • 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

  • 3.6 miles/5.8 km - Easy-moderate

    Lost Church and Perranporth dunes

    Perran Sands

    Lost Church and Perranporth dunes

    3.6 miles/5.8 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk on the highest dune system in Britain to the chapel dating from Celtic times which was lost in the dunes for nearly 1000 years.

  • 3.7 miles/6.0 km - Easy-moderate

    Calstock

    Tamar Valley

    Calstock

    3.7 miles/6.0 km - Easy-moderate

    A walk at Calstock where a Victorian mineral railway from Kelly Bray once ran down to the quayside and the viaduct was built in the 1900s to connect this to Plymouth, creating today's Tamar Valley Line.

  • 3.8 miles/6.1 km - Easy-moderate

    Lanhydrock to Respryn

    Respryn Bridge

    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.

  • 3.9 miles/6.2 km - Easy-moderate

    Holywell to Polly Joke

    Polly Joke

    Holywell to Polly Joke

    3.9 miles/6.2 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk from Holywell Bay on the dunes and Kelsey Head to the sandy beach of Polly Joke.

  • 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.

  • 3.9 miles/6.3 km - Easy-moderate

    Penzance to Newlyn

    Newlyn Harbour

    Penzance to Newlyn

    3.9 miles/6.3 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk at Mount's Bay from the largest port town in the bay to the harbour of Cornwall's largest fishing fleet.

  • 3.9 miles/6.2 km - Easy-moderate

    Stannon Moor prehistoric relics

    Logan Rock

    Stannon Moor prehistoric relics

    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

    Watergate Bay to Newquay (via bus)

    Watergate Bay

    Watergate Bay to Newquay (via bus)

    4 miles/6.4 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.

  • 4.2 miles/6.7 km - Easy-moderate

    Watergate Bay to Porth Island

    Watergate Bay

    Watergate Bay to Porth Island

    4.2 miles/6.7 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 chieftains, with panoramic views of the Newquay coastline.

  • 4.7 miles/7.5 km - Easy-moderate

    Holywell to Crantock

    Dunes at Holywell Bay

    Holywell to Crantock

    4.7 miles/7.5 km - Easy-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.

  • 4.7 miles/7.6 km - Easy-moderate

    Trelissick

    Trelissick Gardens

    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 miles/8 km - Easy-moderate

    Minions and Caradon Hill

    Caradon Hill

    Minions and Caradon Hill

    5 miles/8 km - Easy-moderate

    A walk through the remains of the UK's most productive copper mines which employed thousands of people in Victorian times including brakemen who each scooted an individual loaded ore wagon down to Liskeard on the railway that forms much of the walk route.

  • 5 miles/8 km - Easy-moderate

    St Austell, Clay Trails and Menacuddle Well

    Rhododendrons at Menacuddle Well

    St Austell, Clay Trails and Menacuddle Well

    5 miles/8 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk in china clay country including a trail laid on the trackbed of a mineral railway from St Austell to the Cornish Alps and one of Cornwall's most picturesque holy wells.

  • 5.2 miles/8.3 km - Easy-moderate

    Tregantle to Crafthole

    Tregantle to Crafthole

    5.2 miles/8.3 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk in tributary valleys of the St Germans River and past the Victorian coastal defences overlooking Whitsand Bay where one of the forts is still in use today.

  • 5.3 miles/8.6 km - Easy-moderate

    Falmouth and Pendennis Head

    Blockhouse on Pendennis Point

    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.

  • 5.8 miles/9.3 km - Easy-moderate

    Castle-an-dinas and Menalhyl valley

    Track from Denis Farm

    Castle-an-dinas and Menalhyl valley

    5.8 miles/9.3 km - Easy-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.

  • 6 miles/9.6 km - Easy-moderate

    Penrose and Porthleven

    Porthleven

    Penrose and Porthleven

    6 miles/9.6 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk through the woodland alongside the Loe to the most southerly port on the British mainland, famous for its huge storm waves.

  • 6.2 miles/10 km - Easy-moderate

    The Loe

    Penrose Estate

    The Loe

    6.2 miles/10 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk around the Loe Pool, the largest natural freshwater lake in Cornwall, and along the Loe Bar, one of Cornwall's most treacherous beaches on which 100 of those onboard the HMS Anson drowned metres from the shore, motivating the invention of the rocket lifesaving apparatus that saved thousands of lives.

  • 6.2 miles/10 km - Easy-moderate

    Widemouth to Bude

    Storm Tower at Compass Point

    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.

  • 2.5 miles/4 km - Moderate

    Danescombe Valley

    Cotehele Gardens

    Danescombe Valley

    2.5 miles/4 km - Moderate

    A circular walk from Cotehele Quay into the broadleaf woodland of the Danescombe Valley where bluebells and orchids flower in spring and fungi erupt through the carpet of autumn leaves.

  • 2.8 miles/4.5 km - Moderate

    Two Coombes of Lansallos

    Lansallos Church

    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 Net Loft

    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.

  • 3.5 miles/5.6 km - Moderate

    Minions and the Cheesewring

    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 harbour

    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.

  • 3.5 miles/5.7 km - Moderate

    West Pentire to Crantock Beach

    Poppies at West Pentire

    West Pentire to Crantock Beach

    3.5 miles/5.7 km - Moderate

    A circular walk on the northernmost end of one of Cornwall's largest areas of sand dunes that stretch from Crantock to Perranporth under which one mediaeval chapel was found and another is said to still be lost.

  • 3.6 miles/5.8 km - Moderate

    Gribbin Head

    Polridmouth

    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.

  • 3.8 miles/6.1 km - Moderate

    Church Cove and Lizard Point

    Polpeor Cove

    Church Cove and Lizard Point

    3.8 miles/6.1 km - Moderate

    A circular walk on The Lizard to the most southerly point from Church Cove where the Lizard lifeboat is now launched to the old lifeboat station at Polpeor Cove.

  • 3.8 miles/6.1 km - Moderate

    Portwrinkle to Sheviock

    Portwrinkle

    Portwrinkle to Sheviock

    3.8 miles/6.1 km - Moderate

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

  • 4.2 miles/6.7 km - Moderate

    The Rumps to Polzeath around Pentire Point

    The Rumps

    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.

  • 4.3 miles/7 km - Moderate

    Lelant to St Ives

    St Ives Bay

    Lelant to St Ives

    4.3 miles/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 train or bus to make the route circular.

  • 4.3 miles/7 km - Moderate

    St Ives

    St Ives Harbour

    St Ives

    4.3 miles/7 km - Moderate

    A circular walk at St Ives along the granite coastline and white sandy beaches which have inspired so many artists, through some of the most famous parts of the town including the harbour, The Island and The Tate, and via the church and holy well of Celtic girl Ia who, according to legend, was the first to settle here.

  • 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.

  • 4.4 miles/7.1 km - Moderate

    Sandymouth to Coombe Valley

    Coastline at Sandymouth

    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.

  • 4.7 miles/7.5 km - Moderate

    Perranporth to St Agnes (via bus)

    Perranporth

    Perranporth to St Agnes (via bus)

    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

    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.

  • 4.8 miles/7.7 km - Moderate

    Grampound to Trenowth

    View from the Railway Bridge at Trenowth

    Grampound to Trenowth

    4.8 miles/7.7 km - Moderate

    A circular walk in the Fal valley from Grampound which began as river port in Roman times which evolved into the gateway into West Cornwall in mediaeval times and went on to become the centre of Cornwall's tanning industry.

  • 5.3 miles/8.5 km - Moderate

    Lanhydrock to Restormel

    Woodland along the River Fowey

    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.

  • 5.4 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.

  • 5.8 miles/9.3 km - Moderate

    Newquay

    Huer's Hut in 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.

  • 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.

  • 5.9 miles/9.5 km - Moderate

    Cotehele to Calstock

    Calstock Viaduct

    Cotehele to Calstock

    5.9 miles/9.5 km - Moderate

    A circular walk through the gardens of Cotehele to Calstock where Cornwall's largest Roman fort once stood, the Vikings allied with the Cornish to fight off the Saxons, and more recently railway wagons were lifted over 100ft by steam power from the quay to the top of the viaduct.

  • 6.2 miles/10 km - Moderate

    Bude to Sandymouth

    Northcott Mouth

    Bude to Sandymouth

    6.2 miles/10 km - Moderate

    A circular walk through Bude and along two miles of sandy beaches to Sandymouth, passing Bude Castle, built on floating foundations by the inventor of limelight, the Victorian Sea Pool, the Half-Tide Cross and the shipwreck of the SS Belem from which the propeller shaft supports the barrel on Barrel Rock.

  • 6.3 miles/10.2 km - Moderate

    Duloe to Herodsfoot

    Duloe Stone Circle

    Duloe to Herodsfoot

    6.3 miles/10.2 km - Moderate

    A circular walk through the woodland along the West Looe River to Herodsfoot from Duloe where Cornwall's smallest stone circle stands.

  • A (bus-assisted) one-way walk along the coast with spectacular wildflowers and one of Cornwall's most photographed views over the volcanic rock stacks of Bedruthan Steps, which Victorians liked to think of as a giant's stepping stones.

  • 6.9 miles/11.2 km - Moderate

    Holywell Bay to Newquay (via bus)

    Holywell Bay

    Holywell Bay to Newquay (via bus)

    6.9 miles/11.2 km - Moderate

    A one-way coastal walk, made circular via an initial bus journey, from Holywell Bay along the coast and Gannel estuary to Newquay, passing the beaches of Porth Joke and Crantock and the headland of West Pentire where there is a spectacular display of red-and-gold wildflowers in June.

  • 2.5 miles/3.9 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Talland Bay to Polperro

    Reuben's Walk at 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.

  • 4.2 miles/6.8 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Polruan to Lantic Bay

    Lantic Bay

    Polruan to Lantic Bay

    4.2 miles/6.8 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk along the coast from Polruan to the white sandy beaches of Lantic Bay, returning via Lanteglos Church and along the creek with panoramic views of Fowey.

  • 4.3 miles/7 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Gunnislake to Chilsworthy

    River Tamar

    Gunnislake to Chilsworthy

    4.3 miles/7 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk in the Tamar Valley at Gunnislake where Victorian canal systems, engine houses and tramways have been recolonised by nature and kingfishers rather than barges now journey up and down the river.

  • 5 miles/8 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Kilkhampton to the Coombe valley

    View from Penstowe

    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.

  • 6 miles/9.6 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Seaton to Millendreath

    Seaton Beach

    Seaton to Millendreath

    6 miles/9.6 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk in an area of Cornwall so off the beaten track that No Man's Land is a real place name and a breeding colony of monkeys live in the woodland, in a sanctuary set up by father of the classical guitarist, John Williams.

  • 3.4 miles/5.4 km - Strenuous

    Poundstock to Millook

    Coastline at 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.

  • 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.

  • 7.1 miles/11.5 km - Strenuous

    Polperro to Lansallos

    Udder Rock Obelisk

    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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