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Autumn is a quieter time in North Cornwall, making it an ideal time to explore the area on foot. With so much to see and average holiday rental prices a lot lower than at peak seasons, Autumn is a perfect time of year to get away for a refreshing break, with or without your four legged friend.

North Cornwall’s vibrant mix of coastline, moors, wooded valleys and farmland have a well kept network of footpaths left behind by the miners, coastguards and Celtic pilgrims making it a fascinating environment for walking.

Throughout the winter, the Atlantic Ocean and English Channel along more than 400 miles of coastline surrounding Cornwall, act like a giant night-storage heater, keeping the winter mild and giving the snowdrops, daffodils and bluebells an early start.

We are delighted to collaborate with iWalk Cornwall to bring you these excellent walking guides to help you appreciate the beauty of the surrounding area on foot. Use their fantastic iPhone/Android app to download a favourite walk for only £1.99. Each walk not only gives you detailed directions, photos and local information at the moment you need them, it also tracks where you are on the walk using GPS and even warns you if you wander off route!

iWalk Cornwall contains over 200 circular routes developed and much enjoyed by locals.

Polzeath to St Enodoc Church

This lovely circular walk along the coast from Polzeath is a 3.7miles (6km) easy walk that passes various small coves on the way to the sandy beach at Daymer Bay before returning through the sand dunes past St Enodoc Church.


Rock to Polzeath

This 5.8mile (9.4km) walk follows the dunes from Rock to Daymer Bay, joining The Greenaway path to Polzeath passing some small coves where a very patient search might be rewarded with a tiny cowrie shell. The return route follows the stream up the valley from Polzeath then crosses golf courses and fields to reach St Enodoc Church and then Rock via the dunes.


Port Isaac to Polzeath

A mighty 9.4miles (15.1km) walk from the charming Port Isaac to Polzeath, this one-way route follows the Rollercoaster Path to Port Quin, the golden beaches of Lundy Bay, before following the rugged coastline to Pentire Point, the Camel Estuary and finishing in Polzeath.

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