Our favourite walks to enjoy this January on the Cornish coast
After numerous days of eating, drinking and being merry over the festive period, January is the perfect time to get out in the fresh air, walk off those mince pies and enjoy the Cornish coast. We’ve picked some of our favourite walks to enjoy this month:
With a chill in the air and the county at its quietest, it’s the perfect time for walking in Cornwall. We couldn’t resist starting with one of our favourite walks, which passes the bottom of the holiday park. An easy 6-mile circular route, it starts at Constantine Bay and passes around Trevose Head.
Down on the south coast, this 6-mile circular walk passes the National Trust’s Glendurgan Garden, as well as the submarine gardens of Rosemullion Head. The route begins at Maenporth Beach and follows the headland, before returning through fields. A great way to spend a winter’s day in Cornwall.
This walk enjoys magnificent views of the village of Boscastle and the harbour from the headlands. The 3-mile moderate route passes Pentargon waterfall and the Coastguard lookout at Willapark and returns via the church – a must on your things to do list!
Sennen Cove and Land’s End
This walk is more strenuous, but it offers the best way to see Land’s End. A 6-mile circular route, it begins at the white sandy beach at Sennen Cove, passes along the granite cliffs via Land’s End to the sea cave at Nanjizal. This part of the coast can be spectacular during winter in Cornwall.
Daymer Bay to Padstow
An easy figure of eight walk from Daymer Bay. It passes through the dunes to Rock and the once buried St Enodoc Church – before a ferry crossing to Padstow, where you should have time to browse the shops. The return stretch takes walkers along a 3-mile stretch of sandy beaches after a return ferry crossing.