Our Top Ten Walks in North Cornwall
North Cornwall is a stunningly beautiful area with many great walks that offer fantastic views of the coastline, countryside, and historic landmarks. Here are some great walks in in the region:
South West Coast Path: The South West Coast Path runs along the entire length of the Cornish coast, and North Cornwall has some particularly beautiful stretches. Some highlights include the walks from Port Isaac to Port Quin, from Tintagel to Boscastle, and from Padstow to Trevose Head.
Bodmin Moor: Bodmin Moor is a rugged and wild landscape with many great walks. Some popular routes include the walk to the top of Rough Tor, the second-highest point on the moor, and the walk to the ancient stone circles at The Hurlers.
Camel Trail: The Camel Trail is a popular 18-mile cycling and walking route that follows the path of an old railway line from Padstow to Bodmin. It's a great way to explore the countryside and enjoy views of the River Camel.
Pentire Headland: The Pentire Headland near Polzeath is a beautiful spot for a walk, with stunning views of the coastline and the Atlantic Ocean. The Rumps, a set of rocky outcrops, are a highlight of this walk.
Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps: Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps is one of the most popular places to visit on the North Cornish coast and is an absolute must-see. The landscape is synonymous with shipwrecks and smugglers and spectacular clifftop views look out over Bedruthan Steps, where a rank of colossal, pointed stacks march out of the Atlantic waves against a dramatic backdrop.
St. Agnes Head: St. Agnes Head is a rugged and wild headland with some spectacular views of the coastline. The walk from St. Agnes to Chapel Porth is particularly scenic.
The Camel Estuary: The Camel Estuary is a beautiful spot for a walk, with stunning views of the water and the surrounding countryside. The walk from Padstow to Rock is a popular choice.
The Tintagel to Boscastle walk: This walk takes you along the dramatic coastline from Tintagel to the picturesque village of Boscastle. Along the way, you'll pass the ruins of Tintagel Castle, the legendary birthplace of King Arthur.
Tintagel Slate Coast walk: a 5-mile circular walk takes in Tintagel Church, on the cliffs outside the village, then follows a series of tracks and lanes parallel to the coast before descending to the cove of Trebarwith Strand.
The Bude to Sandymouth walk: This walk takes you along the coast from Bude to Sandymouth, passing rugged cliffs and hidden coves along the way.
These are just a few of the many great walks in North Cornwall. Make sure to bring appropriate footwear and check the weather before you set out on your adventure!
For more walks in Cornwall go to the Visit Cornwall website: https://www.visitcornwall.com.
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