Countryside trails, rugged coastal footpaths and multi-terrain walks: Cornwall has it all.
Home to some breathtaking scenery and thriving flora and fauna, North Cornwall is perfect for those who enjoy basking in the great outdoors. We’re spoilt for choice when it comes to walking.
Whatever time of year it is, there are few things more refreshing than filling your lungs with getting your walking boots on and filling your lungs with fresh Cornish.
We’ve picked out a few of our favourite routes below.
The South West Coast Path
The South West Coast Path is 630 miles of designated path following the coast line. What’s great about it is that you can join at almost any point and walk as little or as far as you like with never-ending views of the ocean. Following the cragged cliff tops, the path is clearly signposted and takes in many historic relics and ancient ruins. With so many options, it’s advisable to plan your route using the South West Coast Path route planner.
Bodmin Moor is made up of one hundred square miles and has been designated an area of outstanding natural beauty. It is home to Brown Willy and Roughtor, the two highest points in Cornwall. With climbs and a rugged terrain, it is a place for those who fancy a challenging walk. The moor is scattered with Bronze Age relics and has endless views of uninterrupted countryside – don’t forget your binoculars.
The Camel Trail
For a slightly easier but equally beautiful walk, The Camel Trail is ideal. It is a 17 mile long path which runs from the foot of Bodmin Moor all the way to Padstow via Wadebridge. A disused railway line, it’s completely flat so makes a relaxing, leisurely walk. We’re just a 10 minute drive from Wadebridge, which is great starting point for walking to Padstow. The stretch from Wadebridge to Padstow is around 5 miles each way – reward yourself with some local fish and chips in Padstow before returning to Wadebridge. If you feel like swapping your walking boots for some wheels, there’s always Bridge Bike Hire in Wadebridge.
Bridge Bike Hire | 01208 813050
The Olde House Farm Trail
For something a little closer, there is always our very own farm trail. Our farm trail is a footpath that takes its followers around 550 acres of countryside and farmland that surrounds us. Taking between one and a half to two and half hours to complete, it is a great way to spend a morning or afternoon, especially teamed with a picnic on those warm summer days. Our bird hide also sits along the path, so visitors can do a spot of birdwatching whilst on their journey. We have maps available from reception.