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North Cornwall has countless walking routes and coastal paths that are perfect for any time of year! Below, read recommendations from John Bray Cornish Holidays staff about their favourite local walks around the North Cornish coast, great for days out with the children or four legged friends.


“My favourite walk (particularly in the Autumn) is from Little Petherick along the creek to the North to Padstow via Tregonce. Pasty and a pint (or two) in Padstow, before heading back via the duck pond and the other side of the creek. Perfect for dogs and children.” – Emma

“A lovely walk is from Padstow to Stepper Point – dog friendly all the way but needs to be on the lead at Stepper Point. Walk includes countryside and Estuary Views along the route ending with the impressive ‘Day Mark’ (tower) with stunning views of the Ocean.” – Wendy

“New Polzeath to Port Isaac via Port Quinn. Proper four hour walk with one having to arrange a car drop beforehand so you can get back to the start. Take a picnic and have a pint in the Golden Loin when you finish. If you have waterproof over-trousers and rain shell jacket and this can be easily more exciting when it is windy and raining than when it is a blue sky day! Its up and down but quite possibly one of the best coastal cliff walks in the world. Truly awesome as our cousins in America would say!” – Alex

“Cardinham with the dog, and followed by a hot drink at the Wood’s cafe.” – Terri 

“Helland Camel Trail. Nice flat walk and plenty of nice smells to amuse your dog. Fairly covered by trees so if it rains it can be quite sheltered.” – Morag

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