Nothing blows the cobwebs away like a good old stomp on a cliff path or a wander on the beach. Cornwall is scattered with routes of all lengths, gradients and scenery – so pack your rucksack, lace up your trainers and get out on the trails!
Trevose Head, Mother Ivey’s and Booby’s Bay
Whether it’s blowing a hooley or scorchingly sunny, Trevose Head is crammed with little wonders. This circular walk can be started from many points and leads you to the sparkling, still coves of Mother Ivey’s and secluded, peaceful benches on wild outcrops, all crowned by stunning Trevose Head lighthouse.
Begin your walk from the National Trust carpark or next to the adorable Enid’s Ices ice cream van for a tasty treat to start your journey!
Polzeath to Lundy
Holiday heaven Polzeath is always bustling with families and friends from all over the country. The busy beach is fully equipped with shops, eateries and pubs to send you off and welcome you back from your wanders.
Starting from Polzeath beach, head out towards the sea. You’ll find yourself at New Polzeath where you can mooch up to The Rumps (the headland at the north end of the beach) where the scenery becomes wild and open. Rolling fields and farmland meet the ocean in dramatic contrast, as the cliff path winds its way around the headland and down towards the most picturesque of pretty coves. Lundy Bay is a hidden gem, away from the raucous holiday fun of Polzeath. The turquoise water and quiet sand is an inviting end to a trek in the sunshine, and there’s few places as peaceful.
Sennen to Land’s End
Land’s End is as dramatic as its name – where stunning granite tors meet crashing ocean and land meets sky. Sennen is a sleepy fishing village in South West Cornwall, complete with colourful houses and a mellow, longboard wave. Neighbouring Gwenver is a secret treasure of a beach, a quiet sun trap for the weary walker.
Start your walk from either beach, and begin your mosey towards the end of the earth. The striking scenery is completely captivating, and Land’s End is a spectacle to behold. Upon your return, there are plenty of pubs and cafes where you can refresh and relax.
Crantock to Perranporth
The coast path from Crantock to Perranporth has everything. Incredible views, swimming spots, sandy bays and even a bright pink pub serving delicious food and a variety of thirst quenching beverages… Hmm, where could we be talking about?
The Bowgie Inn is the perfect place to start your mission to Perranporth, and an even more perfect way to end it. Take the footpath from our front door down to beautiful Polly Joke, out to Holywell and across the cliffs to Perran Sands. Ahead of you, the 3.3 mile stretch of beach invites you towards Perranporth, a busy town, bustling with awesome things to do, eat and drink. The long trek back may seem daunting, but don’t worry, we’ll be waiting with open arms, cold pints and plenty of cheesy chips!
Cornwall’s entire coastline is beautiful, but Bedruthan Steps is definitely one of the most dramatic. Towering stacks, that legend has it are stepping stones for the Bedruthan Giant, line the beach, and there are plenty of secret caves to discover if you decide to tackle the 149 steps down to the sandy beach!
Start and finish your walk at the National Trust carpark, where you’ll find a deliciously adorable Tea Room serving coffees, broths and light lunches. From here, take the path on the right and keep following the steps. There are plenty of gorgeous sights and surprises in store – keep your eyes peeled for secret paths, giant caves and smugglers tunnels!