Cornwall is a walkers paradise

CORNWALL IS A WALKER’S PARADISE with more than 200 miles of the South West Coastal Path to explore and enjoy. Whether a keen hiker or looking for a relaxed stroll, there is a walk for everyone. Step outside Atlantic House and join the path! Download the app here.

Pentire Point and The Rumps These magnificent headlands are reached from Polzeath following the coastal path up through the National Trust land and on to Pentire Point. A brilliant walk for children who will love the prehistoric promontory fort ramparts and the volcanic rocks. In springtime, it is an extensive carpet of wildflowers, with stunning views of the Atlantic. There is a wide variety of birdlife along the coast and occasionally grey seals, dolphins, and basking sharks are spotted.

Polzeath to St Enodoc Church the walk starts at Polzeath beach and follows the coast path, known as “The Greenaway”, around past a number of small beaches with purple-and-green pinstripe rocks and many rockpools to explore at low tide. The route continues past shipwreck remains on Trebetherick Point and descends onto the beach at Daymer Bay before heading through the sand dunes to St Enodoc Church – the burial place of Sir John Betjeman. The route then loops inland, across fields and golf courses, to return to Polzeath.

Port Isaac to Polzeath for the more adventurous, this 9-mile walk starts by taking the 96 bus from Polzeath to Port Isaac. Join the walk along the Coastal Path from Port Isaac to the sheltered inlet of Port Quin. From here the route passes the clifftop folly that was used as a gambling den and the mines on Doyden Point before reaching the sandy beaches of Epphaven Cove and Lundy Bay. The walk continues along the rugged coast around the headlands of The Rumps and Pentire Point before entering the Camel Estuary, passing the sandy beaches of Pentireglaze and reaching Polzeath. Enjoy spectacular coastal views and spot various wildlife including seals, birds of prey, and seabirds.

Bodmin Moor is one of Cornwall’s few true wilderness areas. Much of the unspoiled high moorland has Open Access status, allowing members of the public the right to walk freely within designated areas without having to stick to paths. www.cornwalls.co.uk/walking/bodmin_moor.htm

The Camel Trail Running between Padstow and Wadebridge, this 5.5-mile trail follows a disused railway line through the Cornish countryside and along the stunning Camel Estuary, this relatively flat, surfaced trail is perfect for enjoying some of the most spectacular countrysides in the southwest.

Walks around Polzeath