Cornwall is one of the most beautiful county's for walking with miles of South West Coastal Path at hand, as well as moors and woodland to explore. There is a distinctive difference between the north coast and the south coast.
On the north coast, you are mostly walking on the high cliff with an interesting cliff rock scenery falling down to the sea level. With the right weather conditions you also experience roaring waves, clashing against the shore whereas with milder waether you can enjoy wonderful golden sandy beaches.
The south coast of Cornwall has also a rugged rocky coast yet the path dwindles far more up and down from highcliff to beach, inlands and cliff close. The beaches are much more laid out with pebbles or rocks, with sandy patches in between and the surf is generally softer.
There are of course a lot of guide books for walks available (see SWCP and Cornwall Literature), yet here are some of my favourite spots.
Local walks - no car required
- Falmouth to Helford River
- The Roseland Peninsula – Around St. Anthony Headland
- The Roseland Peninsula – Up to St. Just in Roseland or even to Smuggler’s Cottage
- The Constantine Bluebell Wood
Cornwall walks - car advisable
- The Hall Walk in Fowey
- Porthcurno to Land’s End
- On the Lizard: Cadgwith to Kynance Cove