We like dogs. We like walking. So it will come as no surprise to learn that we love dog walking; especially in Cornwall!
We believe variety is the spice of life so we don’t just walk our dogs on the beach, we are far more inventive! Here are five of our favourite Cornish dog walks – have a read and see what you think!
1 Chapel Carn Brea
Sometimes, the only way is up baby. Please forgive the 80s Yazz reference – it’s not really relevant when we are discussing dog walking in Cornwall but it is a great song. Chapel Carn Brea (a Bronze Age burial site) offers a beautiful vantage point over West Penwith. It’s worth the upward hike, we promise. We aren’t sure if dogs enjoy views as much as humans do, but one thing is for sure, all dogs enjoy sniffing out rabbits, climbing rocks and tracking the trail of the Dartmoor ponies!
2 Porthustock Beach
A pebble beach is a new experience for a dog who has previously only explored sandy ones. It feels different, it sounds different and the best thing is they don’t end up with a coat full of sand! Porthustock isn’t a crowded beach so it means the dogs can sniff about tho their heart’s content whilst you enjoy a slow stroll, skim a few stones and chill out thinking about the answers to life’s most important questions ( like what to choose to eat from The Bowgie menu of course!)
Trudging through woodlands and leaves is most dogs idea of heaven – ours too! We like to watch the birds and listen for other wildlife scurrying along through the under-growth. Admittedly, that wildlife is usually rushing for cover to get away from us but it’s nice to know it’s there. One of the best things about Cardinham woods is the fact there are plenty of pushchair and wheel chair friendly paths meaning the whole family can enjoy this one. No excuses!
4. Newbridge River
Living by the sea we often forget about the tranquil beauty of a river. This walk is quick to remind us of that. The river’s still waters are far too tempting for most dogs to resist a quick dunk and splash, but we suggest you suppress the urge. It’s ok for dogs, but if you jump in, you’ll only make a fool of yourself and this walk can get quite busy in summer so lots of people will be around to see you!
5. The Crantock Coastal Path
For us, this beach has it all; views, beaches, Moorland and more. There are several options of routes so it depends on the energy your pooch needs to burn. But the very bestest walks in our opinion end with a quick run, paddle and splash on Crantock beach then up to The Bowgie Inn on the headland for a quick pint before home. We have Bonio treats for your dog too to raise money for Cornish Charity, K9 Crusaders! Just ask at the bar.
What are your favourite dog walks? We would love to hear your suggestions – share them on our Facebook page. We are always looking for a new walk for Minnie!