Picturesque Cornish Walks
Walking in Cornwall is a superb recreational activity and you are never far from something special.
The South West Coast Path (www.southwestcoastpath.com) in its entirety covers 630 miles right from Somerset on the north coast to Dorset on the south coast. You can pick up a walk at any point around the Cornish coast to take in some of the most breathtaking scenery in the British Isles.
Our favourite Coast path walk is:
St.Ives – Zennor
The walk from St Ives to Zennor in North Cornwall uses a demanding but spectacular section of the South West Coast Path. You start the walk above Porthmeor beach, taking approximately 3 hours to reach Zennor. At Zennor you can enjoy lunch and a pint at The Tinners Arms whilst deciding your route home. You have three choices depending on your energy levels: walk back the way you came; a short cut across the fields or hop on the local bus back to St Ives!
Tehidy country Park
Just a short drive from St.Ives. A large sheltered woodland, sits on the edge of the North Cornish coast near Portreath. Tehidy is the largest area of woodland in West Cornwall. Now owned and managed by Cornwall Council as a Country Park, Tehidy has over 9 miles (14.5km) of paths and 250 acres of peaceful woods and lakes to explore, together with a cafÃ© and a picnic area. There are 5 main access points including North Cliff car park, and South Drive car park.
It is a great spot for walking along the clearly marked trails and kids will love playing hide and seek along the way!
www.cornwall.gov.uk (Then type in Tehidy park on search)
St.Ives – Porth Kidney Beach (Lelant)
There is a fabulous walk from St.Ives, via carbis bay along the stunning coast path which then drops down to Porth Kidney, a stunning beach and RSPB nature reserve with lovely sand dunes along its entire length, with views out to Godrevy light house. You can carry on to Lelant, up through the golf course, past the church and head up to the local pub (The Badger ) for lunch or a pint before returning to St.ives (Allow 3-4 hours including lunch).
Again, if those legs are weary, just hop on a bus back to St.ives!!