First Published: February 2014
Publisher: Bradwell Books
Size: 220 x 120mm
Author: John & Vicky Wood
Written by John & Vicky Wood, Walks for all Ages Cornwall features 20 circular walks of up to 6 miles, suitable for all the family, that have been carefully chosen to deliver an enjoyable day or half day in the countryside.
Describing the local area at the start of each walk, the authors then provide a detailed description of the walk with snippets of information as you go along.
Including Ordnance Survey mapping and superbly priced at just £5.99, Walks for all Ages - 20 Circular Walks in Cornwall is the perfect accompaniment for a stroll in the county.
01. Bude Canal 1, 2 or 3 miles
02. Flushing and Mylor 4 miles
03. Land’s End 2 or 2½ miles
04. Lanhydrock 2½ miles
05. Lerryn 2 or 4½ miles
06. Lizard 2½ or 3½ miles
07. Loe Pool 3 miles
08. Luxulyan Valley 2.5 miles
09. Minions 2 miles
10. Morwenstow 1½ miles
11. Mount Edgcumbe 3 miles
12. Padstow 3 miles
13. Polly Joke/West Pentire 2 or 3 miles
14. Portreath 3 miles
15. Rame Head 3 miles
16. Rock 3 miles
17. St Anthony’s Head 3¼ miles
18. Tehidy 4 miles
19. Trelissick 2½ miles
20. Trevose Head 2 miles
Anyone who has visited the magical county of Cornwall will have noticed that it has no mountains. The more observant will have noticed also that there are no flat bits!
It was a challenge, therefore, to choose 20 short walks suitable for all ages with a minimum of stiles and steep gradients.
Fortunately, having walked all of coastal (and most of inland) Cornwall with two friends and their energetic spaniel, we had a great many beautiful walks to choose from. Those that follow, whilst being far from flat or stile free, are reasonably easy and amongst our favourites.
They vary in length between two and four miles and where possible we have identified alternative shorter walks for those wishing to take an easier route.
It goes without saying that walkers must take responsibility for their own health and safety. Many walks are alongside high cliffs, which can be dangerous for children and for dogs, and you are advised to be extra cautious during the wet when paths can become muddy and slippery. Adders like to sunbathe in amongst Cornish rocks and can pose a danger to inquisitive dogs or toddlers. We advise you always to wear sensible clothing and shoes and to take an Ordnance Survey map, compass and mobile phone. Weather conditions, especially on the moors, can change quickly so get a good forecast and be prepared for the worst.
For those with a sat-nav we have included postcodes to help you find the start of the walk but please note that they may not relate exactly to the car park. We have also chosen walks with refreshments available nearby but it is always wise to take some drinks and nibbles with you – especially if walking with children and dogs – and to check opening times in advance.
Walkers should remember too that the countryside is a changing environment. The walks we have described are as accurate as we can make them but footpaths are sometimes re-routed and changes will inevitably occur over time.
We do hope you will love the Cornish landscape as much as we do. Happy walking.