Our favourite places for walks in Cornwall

Walking is a favourite pastime for many, many people in Cornwall, it’s something Mike and I have always treasured at home and around the world.  Cornwall has a diverse landscape to explore with moors, beaches, cliff tops, through villages and towns.   At Lower Barns we are close to the Southwest Coast Path and the Roseland Peninsula, which are beautiful any time of the year and provide a full range and variety of terrain, distances and views.  We just love the combo of walking, fresh air and food too. 

The conversation at breakfast at Lower Barns, around the big table in the conservatory is almost always about where people have been, what they found and recommend.  We find new places through our guests all the time.

If you don’t fancy sea views then Helman Tor nature reserve  could be your thing.

The Copper Trail on Bodmin Moor passes Cornwall’s copper heritage.   You don’t have to do the whole 60 miles on this link – just the bits you fancy!

If you are feeling really adventurous you could do the Saints Way, which is an ancient pathway from Padstow to Fowey.   

Or then there is much easier and extremely pretty ‘Creeks and Coves’ walk around Fowey.

The Clay Trails around St Austell are a great way to take in our clay mining heritage and to see some very different and dramatic landscapes.  There are lots of easy walks to do.  

A walk around Colliford Lake, near Bodmin will show you yet another side of Cornwall.  It’s near Jamaica Inn and in Du Maurier country and is very tranquil. 

A gentle 4 mile walk on the Camel Estuary is not only beautiful but historic on the Sir John Betjeman Walk.

There are so many!  We are still discovering favourites and love to hear where you have been and what you recommend.

This website is very helpful www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk

And we will point you in the right direction to pick up the best pasties en route!

Have fun.

Love Janie x

Mike enjoying a cliff top walk in Cornwall

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