Outside whatever the weather!

Cornwall is the winner of the Gold British Travel Awards for Best UK Holiday Destination for the sixth time running!

It has so much to offer to so many people and is always exciting to explore.  It has coast paths, circular walks, beach combing, woodland trekking, moorland hiking and more, as well as all it’s manmade tourist attractions like The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Eden Project.

Ramblers from all over Great Britain come to stomp our well walked paths.

From Lower Barns Boutique B&B you just have to wake up, slip into your wax jacket and ‘O so trendy’ wellies, which seem to be in fashion anytime of the year and you are ready to go.  (Not forgetting a good Lower Barns breakfast of course).

Whether the weather is sunny and dry or leaving us wintery puddles that you just want to jump into and make a splash, the Lost Gardens of Heligan are only a mile away on a country lane and magical at any time of the year.

You can take the Old Coach Trail to Pentewan Valley to the beach and from there along the coast path to the fishing village of Mevagissey or the other way to Porthpean.

If you are really fit and up for a challenge take the Saint’s Way, a 27 mile coast – to – coast walk which links Padstow and Fowey.  For full details go to www.cornwall.co.uk/walkingthesaintsway.

There are walks to suit all ages and abilities, from casual afternoon strolls with the whole family to explore sandy beaches and hidden coves, to treks along the rugged cliffs and rocky outcrops along the coast path.

I also recommend the South West Coast Path website which is a fantastic user friendly resource with maps and directions you can print out www.southwestcoastpath.com

The Cornish Mining World Heritage website also has lots of great ideas for walking and cycling trails  http://cornish-mining.org.uk/areas-places-activities.

Happy Walking!

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