Walking Trails In Cornwall

Copper Trail – Bodmin Moor

Approximately 60 miles long, this trail will lead you through the several diverse villages and landscapes on the moor. The Copper Trail gets its name from the many abandoned Copper mines you’ll spot along the way. With the guidebook to the trail which you can buy when you arrive in the area, you’ll gain some insight into the history and features you see as you walk the trail.

Phone: 01208 76616

Address: Minions (starting point), Cornwall, PL14 5LJ

Looe – Talland & The Giants Hedge

If you’re up for a challenge, four miles of walking this route shouldn’t pose a problem to you. You’ll be following a 1200-year old boundary wall through an ancient oak woodland. You’ll walk through the secluded beaches of Talland Bay before you return to Looe, but be careful, you’ll have your fair share of steep ascent and descent along the way.

Phone: 01503 262072

Address: Looe Railway Station, Millpool Car Park, Looe, Cornwall, PL13 1HN

Clay Trails

Whether you would like to walk, ride a horse, or go cycling, you can choose from the shortest of the Clay Trails at 3.5km to the longest at 8km. There’s no doubt you’ll find the rural scenery near the Cornish town of St Austell spectacular. The trails get their name from the clay pits and tips which serve as a memoir of the 250-year-old clay mining industry. The area is now home to diverse wildlife, so you might be lucky to spot a grazing deer.

Phone: 0845 113 0065

Address: Wheal Martyn Car Park, Bodmin Road, Carthew, St Austell, Cornwall, PL26 8XG

Sir John Betjeman Walk

On this four-mile trail, you’ll be taking in Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman’s grave in St Enodoc Church’s churchyard as you walk along a section of the South West Coast Path. The places the route passes include a Roman encampment, a site filled with burial mounds from the Bronze Age, Brea Hill and a detour to the holy well where converts of the Welsh hermit Enodoc where baptised, but this last bit is optional.

Phone: 01752 896237

Address: Rock, near Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27 6LD

Tehidy Country Park

With more than 250 acres of woods and lakes, Tehidy is the largest area of woodland in West Cornwall. The path runs for more than 14.5km and you’ll find peaceful lakes as you explore the equally peaceful woods. Whatever the time of the year you visit, you’ll love the magnificent Tehidy.

Phone: 01872 222000

Address: Tehidy, Camborne, Cornwall, TR14 0HA

3 SSW top tips for walks and trails in Cornwall

  1. There is often more than one entry point to a trail.
  2. Use the toilet at the starting point if you have to as there may be no toilet for miles.
  3. Find out beforehand, where the parking lot is located.