With so many fantastic dog walks to enjoy around Cornwall it can be difficult to know where to start. From coastal paths, to woodland wanderings, there’s a lot to explore. Here are just five of our favourites:

Tehidy Woods

As the largest area of woodland in West Cornwall, Tehidy Woods offers over 9 miles of paths and 250 acres of woodland and lakes to explore – perfect for your four-legged friend.

There are five main access points - including the North Cliff car park and South Drive car park – as well as a café and picnic area where you can enjoy some refreshment during your adventures.

St Agnes Beacon and Wheal Coates

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Beginning at what was once a busy Army Camp in WW2, this route will take you to St Agnes Beacon, where you’ll find spectacular views and the iconic engine houses at Wheal Coates. The path does include sections that pass close to unfenced cliff edges so care should be taken.

During the summer months, we suggest taking a small detour to Chapel Porth Beach Café where you can enjoy one of their amazing hedgehog ice creams!

Trefusis Headland

Offering fantastic views over the water, this popular walk starts at the pretty fishing village of Flushing before heading to Mylor Harbour via Trefusis Point. Along the way look out for the cove and steps cut into the foreshore which were once used to sneak contraband goods ashore.

Don’t miss the opportunity to stop for a drink or bite to eat at the café or restaurant at the harbour before making the return journey.

Cardinham Woods

Offering a great range of marked walking and mountain biking trails – with stunning viewpoints along the way – Cardinham Woods offers an amazing variety of dog walks to explore.

The dog-friendly café is well worth a visit too. Currently offering a takeaway service, you can choose from the delicious range of cakes, drinks, scones and snacks to enjoy at a picnic spot of your choice.

Helford to Dennis Head

This beautiful walk will take you along the river valley before following the edge of Gillan Creek and finally around Dennis Head before returning alongside the river estuary, passing several small coves along the way. A picturesque route that takes in a variety of stunning scenery, it’s a great day out for both people and dogs alike.

As with all coastal walks, care should be taken as paths may pass close to unfenced cliffs.