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Tehidy Woods and Carvannel Downs from Basset Cove
distance 6.57mi Vertical gain +417ft Vertical drop -410ft Durée 3h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Illogan - Cornwall

This circular walk in varied paths provides a way to Discover the largest area of woodland in West Cornwall named Tehidy Country Park. Then, you will enjoy as well North cliffs and beautiful Carvannel Downs along Portreath coast.

Porth Mellin from Predannack Wollas
distance 3.6mi Vertical gain +377ft Vertical drop -367ft Durée 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Mullion - Cornwall

This pleasant circular walk explores a beautiful section of the South West Coast path leading to Mullion Cove. You can visit Porth Mellin as well before you go back using paths and tracks inland.

Walking Gribbin Head ( Download : )
Gribbin Head
distance 5.06mi Vertical gain +574ft Vertical drop -581ft Durée 2h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Fowey - Cornwall

This nice and easy walk mainly using the South West Coast path and the Saints way explores Gribbin Head including his daymark, Polridmouth Cove and Carlyon Bay.

Walking Luxulyan Heritage site ( Download : )
Luxulyan Heritage site
distance 2.85mi Vertical gain +256ft Vertical drop -230ft Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Luxulyan - Cornwall

This interesting walk mainly in woods provides a way of visiting the impressive Luxulyan Valley Heritage site including Treffry Viaduct, The Wheel Pit or Trevanney china clay kiln.

Walking Hall walk from Bodinnick ( Download : )
Hall walk from Bodinnick
distance 2.43mi Vertical gain +325ft Vertical drop -364ft Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lanteglos - Cornwall

This easy circular walk from Bodinnick partly using the famous Hall walk provides a way to enjoy beautiful viewpoints over Fowey, Polruan and the estuary. You can discover as well the ferry terminal in use since the 13th century and Hall chapel in ruins.

Walking Polruan from Lantic Bay ( Download : )
Polruan from Lantic Bay
distance 5.41mi Vertical gain +932ft Vertical drop -928ft Durée 3h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lanteglos - Cornwall

This pleasant walk with steep sections mainly along the coast provides a way to discover the stunning Lantic beach and the mouth of River Fowey including Polruan's old fishing village and his blockhouse built in the 15th century or Lanteglos church.

A circular walk from Church bridge
distance 4.66mi Vertical gain +620ft Vertical drop -633ft Durée 2h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Duloe - Cornwall

It's a pleasant circular walk from Church Bridge. The route follows West Looe River before climb gently close to Muchlarnick for a nice view over hills and valleys.

Fowey, St Catherine's Point and Coombe Haven
distance 4.18mi Vertical gain +515ft Vertical drop -535ft Durée 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Fowey - Cornwall

This walk from Coombe Farm provides a way to discover Fowey making a detour, St Catherine's Castle, the secluded Coombe Haven and Polridmouth Cove using partly the South West Coast path.

distance 4.09mi Vertical gain +253ft Vertical drop -243ft Durée 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in St. Just - Cornwall

This pleasant amble across the inland moors of Cornwall includes a number of ancient monuments including Chun Quoit, Chun Castle, the Dancing Stones and the Boslow Stone.

Zennor Head, Tregerthen and Trevean from Zennor village
distance 6.22mi Vertical gain +689ft Vertical drop -682ft Durée 3h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Zennor - Cornwall

This circular walk from the lovely village of Zennor explores the coast path (with several ascents and descents in rocky paths) and uses also paths inland during the return route.

distance 0.97mi Vertical gain +82ft Vertical drop -82ft Durée 0h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Quethiock - Cornwall

This wonderful short walk takes you down along a stream and up through the woods to Venn Farm. It is so peaceful. There's a little waterfall and a pond. We saw geese, newts and dragonflies, and in the woods we saw woodpeckers, and roe deer. Magical. It is a little overgrown in places and there is quite a steep climb as you leave the woods.

Crantock Beach and Penpol Creek from Crantock
distance 2.68mi Vertical gain +138ft Vertical drop -135ft Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Crantock - Cornwall

This nice circular walk is an alternative and shorter loop at high tide when it is impossible to walk along the Gannel Estuary. During this alternative path, you will discover Crantock Beach, the coastal path along the estuary and Penpol Creek before you go back using paths across fields.

North Cliffs and Tehidy Country park
distance 3.49mi Vertical gain +184ft Vertical drop -184ft Durée 1h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Illogan - Cornwall

During this easy circular walk, You will discover Tehidy Woods along Illogan BR 2 trail and North cliffs using a small section of the South West Coast path.

Herodsfoot and Church Bridge
distance 4.59mi Vertical gain +318ft Vertical drop -315ft Durée 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Duloe - Cornwall

It's an easy and peaceful walk along the West Looe River using mostly flat paths and tracks in Woodlands.

Walking Upper Tamar Lake ( Download : )
Upper Tamar Lake
distance 3.2mi Vertical gain +33ft Vertical drop -33ft Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Kilkhampton - Cornwall

This is an easy family walk around Upper Tamar Lake. On your way, you can even use bird-watching facilities!

Stowe Cliffs and Coombe Valley from Duckpool
distance 3.6mi Vertical gain +407ft Vertical drop -404ft Durée 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Morwenstow - Cornwall

This circular walk with ascents and descents From Duckpool Bay uses the South West Coast path along Warren Gutter and Stowe Cliffs. Then, you will discover peaceful woods and Coombe Valley inland.

Cambeak and East Wood from Crackington Haven
distance 4.32mi Vertical gain +679ft Vertical drop -659ft Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in St. Gennys - Cornwall

This circular walk explores the coast next to Cambeak and Tremoutha Haven by the South West Coast path from Crackington Haven to The Strangles. Then you will use peaceful paths inland along a stream in East Wood.

Stowe Barton and Stibb Wood
distance 3mi Vertical gain +407ft Vertical drop -423ft Durée 1h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Morwenstow - Cornwall

This short walk with ascents and descents explores Stowe Woods and Stibb Woods. You can visit Stowe Barton Farmhouse and Coombe village on your way.

Showery and Rough Tors walk
distance 2.31mi Vertical gain +397ft Vertical drop -410ft Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Advent - Cornwall

It's an easy family walk in Bodmin Moor leading to stunning 360° viewpoints from Showery and Rough Tors. It's a lovely place to enjoy the colors of sunset as well!

Brea Hill and St Enodoc Church from Trebetherick
distance 2.87mi Vertical gain +249ft Vertical drop -259ft Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in St. Minver Lowlands - Cornwall

This short and easy walk from Trebetherick explores the beautiful coast next to the River Camel estuary leading to Brea Hill viewpoint. You finally go back to the village exploring the lovely St Enodoc Church on your way.

Boscatle Harbour, Penally point and Pentargon Cliff from Boscatle
distance 4.24mi Vertical gain +705ft Vertical drop -705ft Durée 2h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Forrabury and Minster - Cornwall

This circular walk mostly using the South West Coast path explores Forrabury Stitches, Willapark and Penally Point which overlooks Boscastle Harbour. Then you will walk Pentargon Cliff and will take a panoramic path going back to Boscastle.

Dennis Point and Backways Cove from Trebarwith Strand
distance 1.71mi Vertical gain +377ft Vertical drop -394ft Durée 1h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Tintagel - Cornwall

This short circular walk from Trebarwith Strand provides a good way to admire Penhallic Point, Hole beach, Backways and Lill Coves from the coastal path.

Glebe cliff, Willapark and the Rocky Valley from Tintagel
distance 5.35mi Vertical gain +873ft Vertical drop -860ft Durée 3h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Tintagel - Cornwall

This circular walk explores the stunning cliffs using the coastal path close to Tintagel Head and goes back to Tintagel by the gorgeous Rocky Valley using paths inland.

Doyden Point and Castle from Port Quin
distance 1.02mi Vertical gain +108ft Vertical drop -102ft Durée 0h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in St. Endellion - Cornwall

This very short walk offers some wonderful views of Port Quin and Doyden Castle.

Port Isaac and Trewetha from Port Gaverne
distance 3.03mi Vertical gain +423ft Vertical drop -423ft Durée 1h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in St. Endellion - Cornwall

This short circular walk provides a good way to visit the famous fishing villages, Port Isaac and Port Gaverne using the coastal path, typical lanes in Port Isaac and paths inland during the return way.

The Rumps and Pentire Point from Pentireglaze
distance 4.01mi Vertical gain +581ft Vertical drop -584ft Durée 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in St. Minver Highlands - Cornwall

This beautiful walk provides a good way to discover Pentire headland following mainly the coastal path. On the way, you will discover beautiful points and coves with great views, especially at sunset !

Stepper Point and Pepper Hole from Lellizzick Farm
distance 2.48mi Vertical gain +266ft Vertical drop -240ft Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Padstow - Cornwall

This short walk close to Lellizzick offers great views towards the mouth of the River Camel and Pentire Point. You will also reach beautiful coves and cliff holes including Harbour Cove, Butter and Pepper holes.

Walking Dinnas and Trevose Heads ( Download : )
Dinnas and Trevose Heads
distance 3.12mi Vertical gain +213ft Vertical drop -230ft Durée 1h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in St. Merryn - Cornwall

This easy circular walk leading to Dinnas and Trevose Heads provides a way to discover this beautiful section of the coastal path including Booby's Bay, Stinking Cove and Mother Ivey's Bay.

Bedruthan Steps, Park Head and Porth Meor Valley from Carnewas
distance 4.65mi Vertical gain +755ft Vertical drop -764ft Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in St. Eval - Cornwall

This circular walk using the famous section of the South West Coast path next to Bedruthan Steps explores as well a beautiful arch rock next to Hight Cove and Porth Mear before you go back using quiet paths in the valley which leads to Pentire Farm.

distance 2.86mi Vertical gain +361ft Vertical drop -361ft Durée 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in St. Goran - Cornwall

Not shown on the OS maps, the National Trust who own the land have created this Straightforward, easy, circular walk around Dodman Point. We followed up that circuit with a walk down to Hemmick Beach and back. A steep walk but perfectly doable! A bonus was the car park, National Trust owned so no charges there!

Penpol Creek and Gannel Estuary from Crantock
distance 4.95mi Vertical gain +269ft Vertical drop -266ft Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Crantock - Cornwall

This circular walk provides a good way to discover Crantock Beach, the Gannel estuary wildlife and a few paths inland. However, be careful, the entire loop can be walked only at low tide because you need to walk the Gannel Estuary for almost one mile! At high tide, you can walk the small loop named "Crantock Beach and Penpol Creek from Crantock" if you want.

Hollywell Beach, Kelsey Head and Pentire Point West from Cubert Church
distance 6.87mi Vertical gain +453ft Vertical drop -453ft Durée 3h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cubert - Cornwall

This pretty long circular walk from Cubert village goes inland following a stream next to Penhale Dunes and continues exploring a section of the coastal path along beautiful beaches including Holywell Beach and Poly Joke Beach. You will admire as well the Gannel Estuary and Pentire Point East from Pentire Point West. The return route uses Cubert Commons paths and tracks.

Cligga Head from Perranporth
distance 2.63mi Vertical gain +361ft Vertical drop -335ft Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Perranzabuloe - Cornwall

This small circular walk along the cliff leads to Cligga Head with beautiful views at sunset. The return path uses a balcony path which goes past next to remains of mine.

Chapel Porth, St Agnes Beacon and Trevaunance Cove from St Agnes Head
distance 6.1mi Vertical gain +945ft Vertical drop -958ft Durée 3h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in St. Agnes (Cornwall) - Cornwall

This beautiful walk explores Chapel Porth, Wheal Coates and Trevaunance Cove walking along a section of the South West Coast path. You will discover St Agnes Beacon viewpoint and St Agnes village as well!

Walking Navax and Godrevy Points ( Download : )
Navax and Godrevy Points
distance 3.38mi Vertical gain +354ft Vertical drop -344ft Durée 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Camborne - Cornwall

This walk explores the beautiful cliffs leading to the end of St Ives Bay and Godrevy Point in front of the island.

Carbis Bay and Porthminster Point from Lelant Church
distance 5.32mi Vertical gain +577ft Vertical drop -574ft Durée 2h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in St. Ives - Cornwall

This circular walk with ascends and descents provides a way to discover St Ives Bay leading to Porthminster Point along the gorgeous coastal path including Hayle, PorthKidney, Carbis Bay and Porthminster beaches!

Hellesveor cliff and The Island from St Ives
distance 4.35mi Vertical gain +371ft Vertical drop -387ft Durée 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in St. Ives - Cornwall

This circular walk provides a way to approach St Ives by the coast, walking along cliffs and Porthmeor Beach, then reaching St Ives Head including the gorgeous viewpoint from St Nicholas Chapel. You finally walk around the harbour.

Walking Rosewall Hill ( Download : )
Rosewall Hill
distance 1.53mi Vertical gain +174ft Vertical drop -148ft Durée 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Towednack - Cornwall

This short and easy walk leads to a nice viewpoint walking around the remains of past mining activities.

Zennor Quoit and Trendrine Hill
distance 2.65mi Vertical gain +233ft Vertical drop -249ft Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Zennor - Cornwall

This easy circular walk leads to a beautiful ruined megalithic burial chamber and continues to Trendrine Hill viewpoint.

Porthmeor Cove and Gurnard's Head from Carn Galver mine
distance 4.82mi Vertical gain +761ft Vertical drop -761ft Durée 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Zennor - Cornwall

This circular walk uses a section of the South West Coast path leading to Porthmeor Cove and Gurnard's Head before you go back to the beginning following paths across farmlands close to Porthmeor.

Cape Cornwall and Kenidjack Valley from St Just in Penwith
distance 5.15mi Vertical gain +558ft Vertical drop -564ft Durée 2h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in St. Just - Cornwall

This circular walk explores Cape Cornwall by the coastal path, less touristic than Land's End but wild and well protected. You will discover as well old mine shafts along the coast including Kenidjack Valley and Wheal Owles.

Nanjizal Beach, Land's End and Mayon Cliff from Sennen.
distance 5.74mi Vertical gain +725ft Vertical drop -751ft Durée 3h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Sennen - Cornwall

During this circular walk, you will discover this famous headland in another way exploring the beautiful wild coast including the secluded Nanjizal Cove, Enys Dodnan Arch and Mayon cliffs.

Gwenapp Head, Carn Les Boel and Nanjizal Beach from Porthgwarra
distance 4.66mi Vertical gain +591ft Vertical drop -568ft Durée 2h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in St. Levan - Cornwall

This circular walk provides a way to discover splendid granite cliffs along the South West Coast path leading to the secluded Nazijal beach with a beautiful rock arch. The return route follows paths inland.

Penberth Cove, Logan Rock and Rospletha Cliff from Treen
distance 4.86mi Vertical gain +699ft Vertical drop -682ft Durée 2h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in St. Levan - Cornwall

This circular walk (with a few steep ascends) is a very pleasant way to explore a stunning section of the South West Coast path discovering one of Cornwall's best beaches including Pedn Vounder, Porthcurno and Porthchapel beaches.

Walking Chapel Carn Brea ( Download : )
Chapel Carn Brea
distance 0.78mi Vertical gain +89ft Vertical drop -89ft Durée 0h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in St. Just - Cornwall

This very short and easy access walk climbs gently to Chapel Carn Brea overlooking the surrounding countryside. Enjoy the views from this important landmark, the most westerly hill in Britain!

Walk around Loe Pool from Helston
distance 6.26mi Vertical gain +220ft Vertical drop -200ft Durée 3h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Helston - Cornwall

This easy circular walk provides a way to discover the largest freshwater lake in Cornwall and Loe Bar using pretty flat tracks and paths in beautiful National Trust land.

Vellan Head and Kynance Cove from Predannack Wollas
distance 4.93mi Vertical gain +328ft Vertical drop -335ft Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Mullion - Cornwall

This pretty flat circular walk allows discovering impressive cliffs walking along Vellan Head until you reach the lovely Kynance Cove. Then, the return route goes straight across The Predannack Downs.

Pen Olver, Lizard Point and Kynance Cove from Lizard village
distance 5.84mi Vertical gain +489ft Vertical drop -489ft Durée 3h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Landewednack - Cornwall

This circular walk mainly using The Lizard Coastal Walk is a good way to explore the most southerly point on mainland Great Britain including beautiful coves, turquoise seas and impressive cliffs

Chynhalls point and the Terence Coventry Sculpture Park from Coverack
distance 2.77mi Vertical gain +348ft Vertical drop -371ft Durée 1h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in St. Keverne - Cornwall

During this pleasant circular walk using a section of the South West coast path with nice views from points, you will explore Coverack, a beautiful fishing village, coves and Terence Coventry Sculpture Park.

Lowland Point from Coverack
distance 4.21mi Vertical gain +387ft Vertical drop -417ft Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in St. Keverne - Cornwall

This easy hike (except one steep ascent and a few stiles) leads to Lowland Point using the coastal path before you go back across meadows and farmlands.