This month we spoke to Cotswold Outdoor store manager, Joe, to ask him where his favourite Cornish walking spots were. His top five were St Agnes, Tintagel, Land’s End, Bodmin Moor, and St Ives, and we can see why! Each of them is beautiful and with the summer months coming, we can’t wait to get out and exploring! Here’s why:
When it comes to St Agnes, we like the walk to Trevellas Porth – a nice circular route of around 3.1 miles. The walk encompasses Trevellas Coombe where tin ore is still worked with traditional water power!
If you’re after a shorter walk in Cornwall, perhaps try the circular Tintagel path which includes some spectacular historic sites including the fabulous King Arthur’s Castle and Merlin’s Cave! There’s plenty of stunning Cornish coastline to see and it’s a fantastic place to take some holiday snaps!
If you want to be surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and really reach the edge of the country, Land’s End is the perfect place to talk a walk. The First and Last Trail allows you to take in some quaint villages such as Sennen and Mousehole, and also take in fabulous sites of Mount’s Bay. You’ll finish at Land’s End – perfect!
Bodmin Moor is an extremely exciting place to walk with plenty of granite tors and rugged Cornish landscape. There are child-friendly walks available, as well as the Copper Trail, a massive 60 mile route!
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, St Ives is a really beautiful place to be at any time of the year. But what about walking? We like the walk between St Ives and Carn Naun which is approximately 7 miles and for a moderately experienced walker. Starting at Trenwith car park, the walk begins through Ayr and heads to the Zennor Churchway, and follows footpaths to Trevalgan where there are old miners’ paths, which lead you to Brea Consols and then joins the coast at Carn Naun.