Exploring Cornwall in the Winter

Cornwall during the winter is very underrated and it’s one of our favourite seasons to explore the coast!  The whole landscape comes alive at this time, with crashing waves, wild winter colour in the hedgerows and miles of scenery waiting for you. We’ve chosen our five favourite Cornish walks to try this winter.


Gribbin Head Walk, Fowey
This beautiful four-mile walk takes you through many locations, including multiple settings of the famous Daphne du Maurier books.


Botallack Mining Walk
This stunning walk takes you through miles of Cornish mining heritage just waiting to be uncovered.  Botallack Mine is famous for portraying the fictional family mine of Wheal Leisure in the popular BBC series, Poldark.   Not only does this walk allow you to walk in the footsteps of Aiden Turner, but it’s also perfect for giving you a glimpse into Cornwall’s industrial past.

cliffs at the beach

Boscastle Walk
Walk along the cliff tops near Boscastle and then head down into the Valency Valley.  Make sure you take your camera because the views overlooking the harbour are stunning. This walk is about four miles long and is perfect for your pooch.

countryside walking path in the summer

Dodman Long Loop Walk
This walk near Gorran Haven is roughly five miles long.  It will take you past two beautiful beaches before reaching the highest headland point on the southeast coast of Cornwall.

highland cows in the field

St. Just Walk
The last walk on our list is a dog-friendly, coastal one which takes you through a Cornish mining heritage site.  This three and a half mile long walk is bursting with winter flowers providing the perfect backdrop for a coastal walk.

For maps, directions and more Cornish places to explore, visit the National Trust outdoors page here


Let your holiday adventures begin...