Merchant House makes the perfect base for walking breaks in Cornwall. Whether a seasoned hiker or a beginner who simply wants to take in the Cornish sights, we have it all; cliff paths, coastal treks and countryside rambles. We can point you in the right direction, provide a packed lunch and set you on the path of exploration. Or alternatively, we can recommend a walking guide or walking company so you can enjoy guided walking tours of the best that Cornwall offers.

Check in and enjoy our free car parking, complimentary delicious afternoon treat with tea/coffee on arrival and free speedy WiFi then return from a hard day of hiking to a comfy bed, a hot shower, washing and drying facilities to clean your walking kit and a delicious full English breakfast to fuel you for another exhilarating day out in the fresh Cornish air!

Find out more about booking a walking break at Merchant House by contacting us today. Walking tour guides or companies must be booked direct.


iWalk Cornwall


iWalk Cornwall is a collection of self-guided walks ideal for our customers because you can go at your own pace.  There are currently over 200 circular walks across Cornwall which are steadily increasing.  The walks are available via the app or website.

iWalk Cornwall is a GPS-guided walks app with a collection of over 200 circular walks in Cornwall.  The app takes the stress out of following a route so you can concentrate on enjoying the scenery. It:

  • bleeps to tell you when there is a direction to follow
  • shows where you are on a map, and which way you are facing
  • warns you if you wander off the route
  • calculates an estimate of the time remaining based on your own pace
  • describes the heritage and natural history where you are standing

Once a walk is downloaded, no internet access or phone signal is needed to do the walk.  Search the App Store or Google Play for “iWalk Cornwall” to download it or for more information see

The South West Coast Path Association


It costs at least £1,000 each year to look after one mile of the South West Coast Path so that it is kept open, safe and clearly signed. Whether you use it to walk the dog, have family picnics, to escape on holiday for some fresh sea air or enjoy it as a serious walker, if you’ve fallen in love with it please help us protect it.

To find out more about the South West Coast Path Association as a charity please click here. To join them today please call 01752 896237 or visit their shop here.