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Towan Headland and Pentire Point East from Newquay
distance 5.17mi Vertical gain +285ft Vertical drop -295ft Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Newquay - England

This circular walk from Newquay explores the Coastal path leading to these two headlands with beautiful views towards Newquay Bay, the famous Fistral Beach and Crantock Beach.

Walking Trevelgue Head ( Download : )
Trevelgue Head
distance 1.49mi Vertical gain +62ft Vertical drop -62ft Durée 0h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Newquay - England

This short circular walk explores this beautiful headland, an Iron Age promontory rock with 360° viewpoint between Porth Beach and Watergate Beach.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Walking Idless Wood ( Download : )
Idless Wood
distance 3.17mi Vertical gain +203ft Vertical drop -203ft Durée 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Kenwyn - Cornwall

This easy circular walk close to Truro uses mainly tracks and large paths in beautiful woodlands.

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!

Around Trelissick Garden and Woods
distance 3.3mi Vertical gain +223ft Vertical drop -253ft Durée 1h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Feock - Cornwall

This short circular walk provides a way to discover pleasant woods around Trelissick Garden including Lamouth Creek and nice viewpoints over the Fal River.

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 Black Head ( Download : )
Black Head
distance 2.04mi Vertical gain +417ft Vertical drop -436ft Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in St. Austell Bay - England

This short (but with a few ascents and descents) circular walk from Trenarren mostly uses the South West Coast path overlooking St Austell Bay, Mevagissey Bay and even Chapel Point on clear days.

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.

Walking Nare Head from Carne Beach ( Download : )
Nare Head from Carne Beach
distance 3.5mi Vertical gain +341ft Vertical drop -358ft Durée 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Veryan - Cornwall

This pleasant circular walk leading to Nare Head uses mainly the South Coast path. You will enjoy a beautiful viewpoint over Gerrans Bay and learn more about World War bunkers in this area.

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.

Walking Portloe walk ( Download : )
Portloe walk
distance 1.52mi Vertical gain +318ft Vertical drop -312ft Durée 1h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Veryan - Cornwall

This very short walk mainly along the coastal path offers the opportunity to discover Porloe, a lovely Cornish fishing village.

Walk around St Just-in-Roseland
distance 2.81mi Vertical gain +223ft Vertical drop -210ft Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in St. Just-in-Roseland - Cornwall

This short walk is the perfect way to discover the very famous St just's church (13th century), incredible gardens and surroundings hills offering viewpoints over the River Fal estuary.

The Dodman, Gorran Haven and Portmellon from Penare
distance 9.23mi Vertical gain +1004ft Vertical drop -1001ft Durée 5h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in St. Goran - Cornwall

This pretty long walk provides a way to discover the South West Coast path in this wild and protected area including Dodman, Maenease and Chapel Points. During this walk, you will visit as well two lovely villages, Gorran Haven and Portmellon.

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!

Walking Walk around St Mawes ( Download : )
Walk around St Mawes
distance 4.24mi Vertical gain +292ft Vertical drop -299ft Durée 2h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in St. Just-in-Roseland - Cornwall

This pleasant circular walk mainly along the coast offers some beautiful views over the Percuil River, Falmouth and visiting St Mawes on your way.

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.

Walking St Anthony Head from Porth ( Download : )
St Anthony Head from Porth
distance 5.87mi Vertical gain +436ft Vertical drop -463ft Durée 3h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Gerrans - Cornwall

This pleasant walk situated at the southernmost tip of the Roseland peninsula provides a way to discover the artillery batteries on this headland, Towan and Molunam Beach. You will enjoy viewpoints over the mouth of River Fal, Pendennis Castle, Falmouth harbour and St Mawes as well.

Walking Argal Reservoir ( Download : )
Argal Reservoir
distance 2.02mi Vertical gain +26ft Vertical drop -26ft Durée 0h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Mabe - Cornwall

Enjoy this peaceful and flat path around Argal Reservoir overlooked by the lovely Mabe Church.

Walking College reservoir ( Download : )
College reservoir
distance 2.87mi Vertical gain +112ft Vertical drop -135ft Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Mabe - Cornwall

This pleasant circular walk uses peaceful paths and footbridges along the reservoir and goes across meadows inland during the second part.

Pendennis Castle around the ramparts
distance 0.91mi Vertical gain +66ft Vertical drop -49ft Durée 0h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Falmouth - Cornwall

This very short walk is the easiest way to discover Pendennis castle from outside the main ramparts overlooking the stunning Fal estuary and St Anthony Head.

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