Nothing beats a Sunday afternoon walk on a cold, crisp winter’s day. Sadly we haven’t been blessed with too many days like that recently, but all fingers are crossed that the rest of the month is bathed in sunshine (we’re an optimistic bunch!)
Cornwall makes up nearly 47% of the South West Coast Path, with a distance of 296 miles. That’s without the miles of footpaths and byways found inland – many of which are just as breathtakingly beautiful. So dust off your wellies (you’ll need them!), wrap up warm and get walking!
Here are our favourite walks to explore in Cornwall this month:
Durgan to The Ferryboat Inn
Perfect for those who are short of time, or in a hurry to sample the food and drink at the pub. This walk is a mile each way and predominantly along the coast path through fields and some wooded areas. We last walked here on a very wet day after Christmas and the dogs thoroughly enjoyed a swim in the sea to wash the large amount of mud off –the pub seemed quite relieved they had taken a dip too!
An all time favourite and great for dog walkers and those with children. Choose to walk down to the beach and back, or extend your walk and head off towards the King Harry Ferry. There’s a great network of footpaths and byways that link with Trelissick – if you’re feeling energetic, why not head off towards Roundwood Quay or the village of Coombe?
Photo by Joe Pritchard
Hugely popular with cyclists, horse riders and walkers alike – Cardinham boasts miles and miles of woodland trails, suitable for all abilities. Walk deep into the woods (don’t worry – all the trails are signposted) and explore the history, watch out for wildlife and take in the magnificent views. A perfect day out!
This walk takes in some of the spectacular scenery of the north coast and follows the coast path from Pentire Steps, via Bedruthan Steps, and on to Mawgan Porth. The route passes the remnants of St Eval airfield, with the return route taking in footpaths and small lanes past a megalith (a large stone that has been used to construct a structure or monument). This is an easy to moderate walk of around 6 miles.