5 Refreshing Walks in Cornwall
From families with little ankle-biters to seasoned Hiking Pros, here are five bracing walks to blow off the cobwebs of 2018 and refresh yourself for the New Year!
Cornwall is an undeniably stunning area of the UK and welcomes walkers, holiday makers and day trippers all the year round and with stunning sleepy villages, a dramatic coastline, enticing country pubs and an abundance of meandering hiking trails into the glorious countryside, it’s easy to see why.
Whether you’re a seasoned hiker, are embarking upon your first ever walking holiday or are simply hoping to catch a glimpse of some of the scenic backdrop featured in Poldark, there are plenty of hiking trails around the area to choose from. To inspire your visit to these gorgeous part of Britain, here are just a few of the best walking trails Cornwall has to offer.
Take in the gorgeous Cornish coastline and acquaint yourself with Cornwall’s mining heritage on this short but sweet 1 mile trail. Perfect for those holidaying with young children or those who are unable to manage a more challenging trail but still want to experience Cornwall’s natural beauty; this short walk takes you along the clifftops and past three World Heritage status historic engines. For the nature lovers amongst you, you may be lucky enough to spot a dolphin or two whilst enjoying this walk, so keep your eyes peeled!
St Ives to Zennor
Another coastal walk but a much lengthier 11 miles, the St Ives to Zennor trail is perfect for those who are accustomed to more challenging expeditions and encompasses the coastline, the harbourside and of course, a fantastic 13th century pub. Ramble across fields, enjoy the beautiful views of the waterfront and follow a 5 mile coastal path near Porthmear Beach. The St Ives to Zenmor trail may be challenging in terms of length but the spectacular views and the varying terrain certainly makes up for this.
Minions, Bodmin Moor
Whether you’re hoping to catch a glimpse of the legendary beast or would rather take in the Neolithic stone circle; the Hurlers, this 4 mile trek is a great location to explore. This circular walk will start here and is relatively easy in terms of pace, taking you over fields, past the chimney ruins of the areas mining past and through the sprawling valley – if you’re in search of beautiful views, this walk has plenty. If you’re a keen off road cyclist, then the disused tramway at the start of the walk provides a perfect track for this.
Sidmouth to Seaton, the Jurassic Coastline
For those of you holidaying with children who like a challenge, this walk is a little over 10 miles and so is a great option and can be spread out over the course of a day. The trail is quite simply gorgeous and allows you to take in breathtaking views of the Jurassic coastline, but to take full advantage of these views does involve several steep climbs. Whilst this walk is not circular, once you reach the town of Seaton, regular busses between Sidmouth and Seaton.
Eden Project to Bugle
At a mere 3.5 miles, this Cornish trail can be taken at a leisurely pace and offers plenty of opportunity for a picnic with a view. Starting in the Banana car park at the Eden Project, the trail leads through woodland, takes in stunning views of a lake and eventually brings you out back at the starting point which is marked by sculpture of a Shire horse. Once you’ve finished this mostly flat walk, why not treat yourself to a drink and some delicious local cuisine at one of the many pubs and cafés in the area.
With thanks to kateandtoms.com