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Porth Mellin from Predannack Wollas
distance 5.8km Vertical gain +115m Vertical drop -112m Durée 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Mullion - Cornwall

This pleasant circular walk explores a beautiful section of the South West Coast path leading to Mullion Cove. You can visit Porth Mellin as well before you go back using paths and tracks inland.

distance 6.58km Vertical gain +77m Vertical drop -74m Durée 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in St. Just - Cornwall

This pleasant amble across the inland moors of Cornwall includes a number of ancient monuments including Chun Quoit, Chun Castle, the Dancing Stones and the Boslow Stone.

Crantock Beach and Penpol Creek from Crantock
distance 4.32km Vertical gain +42m Vertical drop -41m 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.

North Cliffs and Tehidy Country park
distance 5.61km Vertical gain +56m Vertical drop -56m 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.

Herodsfoot and Church Bridge
distance 7.38km Vertical gain +97m Vertical drop -96m Durée 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Duloe - Cornwall

It's an easy and peaceful walk along the West Looe River using mostly flat paths and tracks in Woodlands.

Walking Upper Tamar Lake ( Download : )
Upper Tamar Lake
distance 5.15km Vertical gain +10m Vertical drop -10m Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Kilkhampton - Cornwall

This is an easy family walk around Upper Tamar Lake. On your way, you can even use bird-watching facilities!

Stowe Cliffs and Coombe Valley from Duckpool
distance 5.79km Vertical gain +124m Vertical drop -123m Durée 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Morwenstow - Cornwall

This circular walk with ascents and descents From Duckpool Bay uses the South West Coast path along Warren Gutter and Stowe Cliffs. Then, you will discover peaceful woods and Coombe Valley inland.

Cambeak and East Wood from Crackington Haven
distance 6.95km Vertical gain +207m Vertical drop -201m Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in St. Gennys - Cornwall

This circular walk explores the coast next to Cambeak and Tremoutha Haven by the South West Coast path from Crackington Haven to The Strangles. Then you will use peaceful paths inland along a stream in East Wood.

Stowe Barton and Stibb Wood
distance 4.83km Vertical gain +124m Vertical drop -129m Durée 1h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Morwenstow - Cornwall

This short walk with ascents and descents explores Stowe Woods and Stibb Woods. You can visit Stowe Barton Farmhouse and Coombe village on your way.

Walking Brown Willy circular walk ( Download : )
Brown Willy circular walk
distance 9km Vertical gain +247m Vertical drop -252m Durée 3h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Advent - Cornwall

This nice walk explores Bodmin Moor using paths next to Little Rough Tor until you reach Brown Willy summit (420m) with spectacular views. The return way uses mainly pretty flat tracks and goes past Fernacre Stone Circle.

Showery and Rough Tors walk
distance 3.72km Vertical gain +121m Vertical drop -125m Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Advent - Cornwall

It's an easy family walk in Bodmin Moor leading to stunning 360° viewpoints from Showery and Rough Tors. It's a lovely place to enjoy the colors of sunset as well!

Brea Hill and St Enodoc Church from Trebetherick
distance 4.62km Vertical gain +76m Vertical drop -79m Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in St. Minver Lowlands - Cornwall

This short and easy walk from Trebetherick explores the beautiful coast next to the River Camel estuary leading to Brea Hill viewpoint. You finally go back to the village exploring the lovely St Enodoc Church on your way.

Boscatle Harbour, Penally point and Pentargon Cliff from Boscatle
distance 6.82km Vertical gain +215m Vertical drop -215m Durée 2h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Forrabury and Minster - Cornwall

This circular walk mostly using the South West Coast path explores Forrabury Stitches, Willapark and Penally Point which overlooks Boscastle Harbour. Then you will walk Pentargon Cliff and will take a panoramic path going back to Boscastle.

Dennis Point and Backways Cove from Trebarwith Strand
distance 2.75km Vertical gain +115m Vertical drop -120m Durée 1h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Tintagel - Cornwall

This short circular walk from Trebarwith Strand provides a good way to admire Penhallic Point, Hole beach, Backways and Lill Coves from the coastal path.

Glebe cliff, Willapark and the Rocky Valley from Tintagel
distance 8.61km Vertical gain +266m Vertical drop -262m Durée 3h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Tintagel - Cornwall

This circular walk explores the stunning cliffs using the coastal path close to Tintagel Head and goes back to Tintagel by the gorgeous Rocky Valley using paths inland.

Doyden Point and Castle from Port Quin
distance 1.64km Vertical gain +33m Vertical drop -31m Durée 0h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in St. Endellion - Cornwall

This very short walk offers some wonderful views of Port Quin and Doyden Castle.

Port Isaac and Trewetha from Port Gaverne
distance 4.88km Vertical gain +129m Vertical drop -129m Durée 1h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in St. Endellion - Cornwall

This short circular walk provides a good way to visit the famous fishing villages, Port Isaac and Port Gaverne using the coastal path, typical lanes in Port Isaac and paths inland during the return way.

The Rumps and Pentire Point from Pentireglaze
distance 6.46km Vertical gain +177m Vertical drop -178m Durée 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in St. Minver Highlands - Cornwall

This beautiful walk provides a good way to discover Pentire headland following mainly the coastal path. On the way, you will discover beautiful points and coves with great views, especially at sunset !

Stepper Point and Pepper Hole from Lellizzick Farm
distance 4km Vertical gain +81m Vertical drop -73m Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Padstow - Cornwall

This short walk close to Lellizzick offers great views towards the mouth of the River Camel and Pentire Point. You will also reach beautiful coves and cliff holes including Harbour Cove, Butter and Pepper holes.

Walking Dinnas and Trevose Heads ( Download : )
Dinnas and Trevose Heads
distance 5.03km Vertical gain +65m Vertical drop -70m 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.

Bedruthan Steps, Park Head and Porth Meor Valley from Carnewas
distance 7.48km Vertical gain +230m Vertical drop -233m 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.

distance 4.6km Vertical gain +110m Vertical drop -110m 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!

Penpol Creek and Gannel Estuary from Crantock
distance 7.96km Vertical gain +82m Vertical drop -81m 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.

Hollywell Beach, Kelsey Head and Pentire Point West from Cubert Church
distance 11.06km Vertical gain +138m Vertical drop -138m 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.

Cligga Head from Perranporth
distance 4.23km Vertical gain +110m Vertical drop -102m 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.

Chapel Porth, St Agnes Beacon and Trevaunance Cove from St Agnes Head
distance 9.83km Vertical gain +288m Vertical drop -292m 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!

Tehidy Woods and Carvannel Downs from Basset Cove
distance 10.58km Vertical gain +127m Vertical drop -125m 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 Navax and Godrevy Points ( Download : )
Navax and Godrevy Points
distance 5.43km Vertical gain +108m Vertical drop -105m 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.

Carbis Bay and Porthminster Point from Lelant Church
distance 8.57km Vertical gain +176m Vertical drop -175m Durée 2h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in St. Ives - Cornwall

This circular walk with ascends and descents provides a way to discover St Ives Bay leading to Porthminster Point along the gorgeous coastal path including Hayle, PorthKidney, Carbis Bay and Porthminster beaches!

Hellesveor cliff and The Island from St Ives
distance 7km Vertical gain +113m Vertical drop -118m Durée 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in St. Ives - Cornwall

This circular walk provides a way to approach St Ives by the coast, walking along cliffs and Porthmeor Beach, then reaching St Ives Head including the gorgeous viewpoint from St Nicholas Chapel. You finally walk around the harbour.

Walking Rosewall Hill ( Download : )
Rosewall Hill
distance 2.46km Vertical gain +53m Vertical drop -45m Durée 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Towednack - Cornwall

This short and easy walk leads to a nice viewpoint walking around the remains of past mining activities.

Zennor Quoit and Trendrine Hill
distance 4.26km Vertical gain +71m Vertical drop -76m Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Zennor - Cornwall

This easy circular walk leads to a beautiful ruined megalithic burial chamber and continues to Trendrine Hill viewpoint.

Zennor Head, Tregerthen and Trevean from Zennor village
distance 10.01km Vertical gain +210m Vertical drop -208m Durée 3h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Zennor - Cornwall

This circular walk from the lovely village of Zennor explores the coast path (with several ascents and descents in rocky paths) and uses also paths inland during the return route.

Porthmeor Cove and Gurnard's Head from Carn Galver mine
distance 7.77km Vertical gain +232m Vertical drop -232m Durée 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Zennor - Cornwall

This circular walk uses a section of the South West Coast path leading to Porthmeor Cove and Gurnard's Head before you go back to the beginning following paths across farmlands close to Porthmeor.

Cape Cornwall and Kenidjack Valley from St Just in Penwith
distance 8.29km Vertical gain +170m Vertical drop -172m Durée 2h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in St. Just - Cornwall

This circular walk explores Cape Cornwall by the coastal path, less touristic than Land's End but wild and well protected. You will discover as well old mine shafts along the coast including Kenidjack Valley and Wheal Owles.

Nanjizal Beach, Land's End and Mayon Cliff from Sennen.
distance 9.24km Vertical gain +221m Vertical drop -229m Durée 3h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Sennen - Cornwall

During this circular walk, you will discover this famous headland in another way exploring the beautiful wild coast including the secluded Nanjizal Cove, Enys Dodnan Arch and Mayon cliffs.

Gwenapp Head, Carn Les Boel and Nanjizal Beach from Porthgwarra
distance 7.5km Vertical gain +180m Vertical drop -173m Durée 2h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in St. Levan - Cornwall

This circular walk provides a way to discover splendid granite cliffs along the South West Coast path leading to the secluded Nazijal beach with a beautiful rock arch. The return route follows paths inland.

Penberth Cove, Logan Rock and Rospletha Cliff from Treen
distance 7.82km Vertical gain +213m Vertical drop -208m Durée 2h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in St. Levan - Cornwall

This circular walk (with a few steep ascends) is a very pleasant way to explore a stunning section of the South West Coast path discovering one of Cornwall's best beaches including Pedn Vounder, Porthcurno and Porthchapel beaches.

Walking Chapel Carn Brea ( Download : )
Chapel Carn Brea
distance 1.26km Vertical gain +27m Vertical drop -27m Durée 0h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in St. Just - Cornwall

This very short and easy access walk climbs gently to Chapel Carn Brea overlooking the surrounding countryside. Enjoy the views from this important landmark, the most westerly hill in Britain!

Walk around Loe Pool from Helston
distance 10.08km Vertical gain +67m Vertical drop -61m Durée 3h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Helston - Cornwall

This easy circular walk provides a way to discover the largest freshwater lake in Cornwall and Loe Bar using pretty flat tracks and paths in beautiful National Trust land.

Vellan Head and Kynance Cove from Predannack Wollas
distance 7.93km Vertical gain +100m Vertical drop -102m Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Mullion - Cornwall

This pretty flat circular walk allows discovering impressive cliffs walking along Vellan Head until you reach the lovely Kynance Cove. Then, the return route goes straight across The Predannack Downs.

Pen Olver, Lizard Point and Kynance Cove from Lizard village
distance 9.39km Vertical gain +149m Vertical drop -149m Durée 3h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Landewednack - Cornwall

This circular walk mainly using The Lizard Coastal Walk is a good way to explore the most southerly point on mainland Great Britain including beautiful coves, turquoise seas and impressive cliffs

Chynhalls point and the Terence Coventry Sculpture Park from Coverack
distance 4.45km Vertical gain +106m Vertical drop -113m Durée 1h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in St. Keverne - Cornwall

During this pleasant circular walk using a section of the South West coast path with nice views from points, you will explore Coverack, a beautiful fishing village, coves and Terence Coventry Sculpture Park.

Lowland Point from Coverack
distance 6.78km Vertical gain +118m Vertical drop -127m Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in St. Keverne - Cornwall

This easy hike (except one steep ascent and a few stiles) leads to Lowland Point using the coastal path before you go back across meadows and farmlands.

Gillan Creek and Nare Point from Porthallow
distance 10.13km Vertical gain +194m Vertical drop -187m Durée 3h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in St. Keverne - Cornwall

This circular walk provides a way to discover Flushing and Gillan creek past the first section in farmland (many stiles). Then you will enjoy views from the South West Coast path around Nare Point.

Walking Porthoustock to Porthallow ( Download : )
Porthoustock to Porthallow
distance 4.52km Vertical gain +124m Vertical drop -118m Durée 1h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in St. Keverne - Cornwall

This circular walk with a few ascents and descents explores this coast section out of the South West Coast path and rarely frequented leading to Porthallow.

Helford Point and Dennis Head from Manaccan
distance 9.25km Vertical gain +84m Vertical drop -91m Durée 2h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Manaccan - Cornwall

This pretty walk mainly using a section of the South West Coast path explores Helford Point and Dennis Head but also nice hidden coves along Helford estuary!

Walking Argal Reservoir ( Download : )
Argal Reservoir
distance 3.25km Vertical gain +8m Vertical drop -8m 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 4.62km Vertical gain +34m Vertical drop -41m 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.

Maenporth Beach, Rosemullion Head and Toll Point from Mawnan Smith
distance 8.86km Vertical gain +154m Vertical drop -151m Durée 3h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Mawnan - Cornwall

This walk using ways in the countryside inland and along the South West Coast path provides a way to discover beautiful beaches as Maenporth or Nansidwell. You will enjoy as well views from Toll Point and Rosemullion Head.