Colourful Autumn Walks in Cornwall

Autum Colours

Now that the crowds have gone, why not step out of the front door of one of our Cornish Seaview Cottages and embrace the fresh sea air while exploring the beauty of the Cornish landscape. With no end of footpaths to choose from, all our houses offer a perfect starting point to a plethora of stunning walks. They differ in length and difficulty, with so many highlights along the way, from glorious panoramic views, spectacular Autumnal colours, deserted sandy coves, wildlife, bird life, flora and fauna, ancient sites and cozy watering-holes to rest weary legs!

With the help from our friends at www.iwalkcornwall.co.uk you’ll never be short of walking ideas!

Staying at Beau Vista Apartments, Padstow (sleeps 10)

  • Padstow to Harbour Cove Walkpadstow_harbour_yachts

The walk starts along the harbour and then winds through Padstow’s streets to reach the ancient church and Prideaux Place, once the site of St Petroc’s monastery. The walk continues via Tregirls Farm to the Doom Bar where hundreds of ships have been wrecked. The return route to Padstow is along the beaches of Harbour Cove, Hawker’s Cove and St George’s Cove which merge into a vast expanse of golden sand at low tide offering an alternative to the Coast Path.

  • OS Explorer: 106
  • Distance: 3.1 miles/5 km
  • Grade: Easy-moderate
  • Start from: Padstow car park
  • Parking: Padstow. Satnav: PL288BL

Highlights

  • Padstow’s historic harbour
  • Ornate Elizabethan manor of Prideaux Place
  • Panoramic views over the Camel Estuary from Tregirls
  • Sandy beaches at Harbour Cove and St George’s Cove
  • Local seafood in Padstow

 

Staying at Boskenna, Tintagetrebarwith_winter_lightl (sleeps 10)

  • Tintagel Church to Trebarwith Strand

From the church on Glebe Cliff, the walk follows the coast path past coastal slate quarries to the cliffs above the sandy surf beach at Trebarwith Strand. After an optional visit to the beach, the route then follows one of the quarrymens’ trails into Treknow and returns along country lanes and tracks connecting Treknow to the church and castle.

  • OS Explorer: 111
  • Distance: 3 miles/4.8 km
  • Grade: Easy-moderate
  • Start from: St Materiana Church
  • Parking: Church car park. Satnav: PL340DL

Highlights:

  • Panoramic coastal views from Penhallic Point
  • Exploding waves at Dunderhole and Penhallic Point during a large swell
  • Ancient church of St Materiana
  • Long beach of golden sand at Trebarwith Strand
  • Views over Trebarwith Strand from the Port William Inn

 

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Staying at Seagull Barn, Boscastle (sleeps 4)

  • Boscastle to Buckator

The walk climbs up Penally Hill from the harbour in Boscastle, with spectacular views. The route then follows the coast to Pentargon where a waterfall plummets from the cliff. The path then continues along Beeny Cliff passing Fire Beacon Point and the Beeny Sisters, to the seal colony at Buckator. The return to Boscastle is along small lanes and through Peter’s Wood along the valley of the River Valency.

  • OS Explorer: 111
  • Distance: 5.4 miles/8.7 km
  • Grade: Strenuous
  • Start from: the public car park in Boscastle
  • Parking: Council car park. Satnav: PL350HE

Highlights

  • Spectacular views over Boscastle from Penally Hill
  • 120ft clifftop waterfall at Pentargon
  • Panoramic coastal views from Fire Beacon Point
  • Large grey seal colony at Buckator
  • Ancient woodland in the Valency valley

 

Staying at Acton Castle, nr Penzance (grade II 18th century castle – sleeps 4)

  • Perranuthnoe to Prussia Cove

The route follows the Coast Path from Perrview_from_acton_castleanuthnoe past a number of small coves to Cudden Point where there are panoramic views over Mount’s Bay. The route continues along the coves of Prussia Cove before turning inland past the Bakery. The return route is over the fields with views over St Michael’s Mount.

  • OS Explorer: 102
  • Distance: 3.9 miles/6.3 km
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Start from: Perranuthnoe car park
  • Parking: Perranuthnoe car park. Satnav: TR209NE

Highlights

  • Sandy beaches at Perranuthnoe and Prussia Cove
  • A number of small coves with rockpools
  • Panoramic views from Cudden Point
  • Views across Mount’s Bay to St Michael’s Mount and Penzance

 

Staying at Snipe Cottage, Portscatho (sleeps 6)

  • Portscatho to Pendower Beach

The route follows the coast path along the Roseland beaches of Porthcurnick, Porthbean and Pendower. The return route is through the coastal fields with wildflowers in spring to join a small lane leading to Porthcurnick Beach. The final stretch is past the Hidden Hut to Portscatho.

  • OS Explorer: 105
  • Distance: 4.4 miles/7 km
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Start from: Portscatho/Porthcurnick car park
  • Parking: Portscatho/Porthcurnick car park TR25HT.

Highlights

  • Five beaches along the route
  • Numerous rockpools at low tide
  • Views across Gerrans Bay to Nare Head

ENJOY!