No holiday in Cornwall is complete without taking time to explore the dramatic and beautiful scenery that’s on our doorstep. With the rugged, wave pounded coast of North Cornwall, the moody and mysterious Bodmin Moor, and the wooded rivers of the South Coast; Cornwall is ideal walking country with something to suit everyone. With the summer weather hotting up, now is the perfect time to lace up your walking boots and make the most of the stunning and varied landscapes that Cornwall has to offer.
Channel your inner Poldark on a circular walk from Charlestown, a historic harbour that featured heavily in the BBC’s Poldark. Fully immerse yourself in Cornwall’s maritime history at the Shipwreck and Heritage Centre before heading along a stretch of the South West Coast Path towards the peaceful village of Higher Porthpean. Be sure to pause long enough to take in the breathtaking views across the secluded sandy beaches and the sea beyond.
Explore Cornwall’s wild and windswept north coast from Padstow, a bustling and picturesque fishing-harbour, onto the rugged headland at Stepper Point with views across the Atlantic, and then on to Trevone Bay and village. This walk takes in stunning views across the Camel Estuary, with its golden sandbank and the fashionable village of Rock on the far shore, as well as the exposed and dramatic scenery of the Atlantic coastline. What better way to finish your walk than eating some fish and chips from Rick Stein’s, or sampling some local produce and harbour views at The Basement, one of Padstow’s hidden gems.
The area around Falmouth and the Helford River also has many beautiful walks to offer. Through wooded footpaths overlooking tranquil waters and isolated coves, this area has inspired authors such as Daphne du Maurier and holiday-makers alike.
Here at Forgotten Houses, we have self-catering holiday properties available in some of the best locations in Cornwall. The perfect base from which to take advantage of the spectacular Cornish countryside. See our full list of Cornwall Properties here.