Wheal Coates Mine, Cornwall

Best walks in Cornwall

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At both Riviere Sands Holiday Park and Perran Sands Holiday Park, you have the unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the diverse landscapes and rich history of Cornwall. 

From the doorstep of your caravan, you’ll have access to coastal paths, woodland strolls, and historic trails. Each route promises a unique and immersive experience, ensuring your stay in Cornwall is truly unforgettable. So, take a look through these thoughtfully selected walks, lace up your walking shoes and venture into the beauty that Cornwall has to offer.

Newquay Discovery Trail

Newquay Discovery Trail

Distance: varies 

Difficulty: easy 

For a casual walk where you can learn all about Newquay, its sea and wildlife and help support sustainable tourism, the Newquay Town Trail is the route for you. Explore significant places with slate markers along the way, offering information about the town's history. It's like a free guided tour that you can enjoy at your own pace.

Porth to Watergate Bay

Porth to Watergate Bay

Distance: 3.5 miles 

Difficulty: easy to moderate 

If you prefer something more nature-based then step out of Newquay and follow a section of the South West Coast Path on this scenic walk, ending at the popular surfing beach of Watergate Bay. Encounter small islands, fascinating caves, and stunning clifftop views at every point, and unwind at Watergate Bay after your walk.

Falmouth town trail

Falmouth town trail
The treasure trail is a great way to discover the Falmouth coastline

Distance: varies 

Difficulty: easy 

Much like the Newquay Discovery Trail, Falmouth Civic Society has put together a fascinating walking route that involves the town's significant historic points. Complete the trail to gain insights into Falmouth's past and visit the Falmouth Civic Society website for a map of the trail and more information.

Wheal Coates tin mining walk

Distance: 1 mile 

Difficulty: easy 

For a short coastal walk rich in Cornwall's mining history, explore the Wheal Coates tin mining Walk. Starting at the National Trust-operated Wheal Coates Car Park, just a 20-minute drive from Perran Sands Holiday Park, this circular route offers clear signage and far-ranging views of the wild Atlantic Ocean.

White Rocks to St Agnes Beacon

White Rocks to St Agnes Beacon

Distance: 3 miles 

Difficulty: easy to moderate 

For those looking for a little more of a challenge in the same area, this circular route around St Agnes Beacon is slightly longer, but offers even more to see. St Agnes Beacon is surrounded by heritage, from Stone Age artefacts to World War Two pillboxes.

Minions circular walk

Distance: 3.5 miles 

Difficulty: easy to moderate 

Shrouded in mystery and packed with local history, the Minions Circular Walk is a great way to explore some of the famed Bodmin Moor's most famous sites. Starting at the quirkily named village of Minions, the circular trail passes The Cheesewring, one of Cornwall's most impressive and curious geological features. Experience the magical Hurlers Stone Circle and discover a group of derelict industrial buildings that are relics of the once prosperous South Phoenix Mine.

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Boscastle to Tintagel

Boscastle to Tintagel

Distance: 5.5 miles 

Difficulty: moderate 

Starting at the traditional fishing village of Boscastle, this walk is steeped in history and legend. The trail ends at Tintagel Castle of Arthurian fame, one of English Heritage's most recognisable sites. Along the path, you’ll encounter spectacular coastal scenery, local wildlife, a mysterious cave, and pristine sandy beaches. Treat yourself to a cream tea at one of the lovely shops in Tintagel to round off the experience.

Padstow to Wadebridge

Padstow to Wadebridge

Distance: 5.5 miles 

Difficulty: moderate 

Set out on a leisurely 5.5-mile stroll along the Camel Trail, tracing the wide inlet of the Camel River to the bustling market town of Wadebridge. Enjoy flat terrain, vibrant wildflowers, serene views of the river flowing out to sea and look out for a variety of birdlife including herons and little egrets. On arriving in Wadebridge, be sure to check out the Old Tea House for some stellar snacks.

Fowey Hall walk

Distance: 4 miles 

Difficulty: easy 

Fowey is a charming medieval town that sits beside a beautiful, natural deep-water harbour. While it may be a 50-minute drive from Perran Sands Holiday Park, it’s well worth the journey to experience the unique history and walk its cobbled streets on a delightful circular walk. The Hall Walk takes you for two ferry crossings and meanders through peaceful woodlands, with spectacular views of the harbour as the icing on the cake.

Godrevy to Hell's Mouth walk

Godrevy to Hell's Mouth walk
Godrevy: more Cornish greatness

Distance: 5 miles 

Difficulty: moderate 

This moderately challenging route near Riviere Sands Holiday Park will take you around Godrevy headland to the dramatic Hell's Mouth where the 300ft high cliffs regularly take visitors’ breath away. Head back via exhilarating clifftop pathways for wonderful ocean views. This trail also takes in the spectacular heathland of the Knavocks and Mutton Cove, where seals can be spotted on the beach below.

Carbis Bay to St Ives

Carbis Bay to St Ives

Distance: 2 miles 

Difficulty: easy 

For a shorter, yet equally scenic walk, head towards St Ives from Carbis Bay. This route follows the South West Coast Path in the same direction, providing a picturesque coastal journey. If you prefer, you can return to Carbis Bay inland via the Steeple Woods Nature Reserve. Conveniently, the starting point in Carbis Bay is under a 15-minute drive from Riviere Sands, making it a must for your itinerary.

St Ives to Zennor

Distance: 12 miles 

Difficulty: moderate to challenging 

Embark on a 12-mile circular hike from St Ives to Zennor, tracing the South West Coast Path on the outward journey. This trail offers an irresistible combination of World War Two history, captivating coastal views from the towering cliffs, and pristine beaches. Begin your adventure in St Ives, follow the path along the sea to Zennor Head, then head back through picturesque fields and meadows before finishing among the Upalong mining area in the outskirts of St Ives.

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