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Guide to Walking in the County of Cornwall


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This page is for walkers but you will also find information about trails and footpaths around the county on our Cycling page. Many of the Cycle Routes are multi-use for cyclists, walkers and horse riders.

One of the main walking routes in Cornwall is the South West Coast Path. Cornwall has about 290 miles out of the total 630 miles of the South West Coast Path, which stretches from Minehead, Somerset in the north to Poole Harbour, Dorset in the south.
  Adventureline Walking Holidays, North Trefula Farm, Redruth TR16 5ET
Tel: 01209 820847
Fax: 01209 820847

Footpath Holidays, 16 Norton Bavant, Nr Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 7BB
Tel: 01985 840049
Fax: 01985 840853

An independent walking service for Cornwall. Aimed primarily at the independent, beginner or intermediate walker, our service will provide you with extensive local knowledge while you take in the Cornish coastline, trek across the expansive moorland or explore the hidden footpaths that snake through the delightful South West countryside.
Tel: 07584 439187

  South West Coast Path
Within Cornwall there are about 290 miles of the coast path, crossing seven rivers and climbing about 55,000 feet in total (and going down again a very similar distance).
The origin of many sections of this pathway starts with the Revenue men in the 18th century. The coast pathways linked together harbours, inlets and coves that the Revenue men needed to visibly check every day. Using a path close to the cliff edges allowed them to see into the coves and inlets long before they arrived there. The paths were also used by the coastguards, who originally took over the duties of the Revenue men.
Today, the coast footpaths are as busy as ever, but now the travellers are mainly tourists. There is no better way to see and photograph the wonderful Cornish coastline than from the South West Coast Path.

  Walking Cornwall provides descriptions of 29 different walks in Cornwall ranging from 1 mile to 14 miles. Select Cornwall as the County, then the required Grade of walk (use "all grades" to get details of all 29 walks) and click on Search for Walks.


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