Go to any coastline in the South West of England and you’ll find this famous path running either side of you. Covering 630 miles, it runs from Minehead in Somerset to Poole in Dorset, and arguably boasts some of the most spectacular scenery found in the whole of Britain.
The stretch of coastline close to Trevear Estate is particularly gorgeous, and there are plenty of walks along the South West Coast Path which allow you to truly experience this beautiful part of Cornwall. It’s something the whole family can enjoy, with easy, shorter walks to long, challenging stomps. And obviously it’s the ultimate dog friendly pursuit too!
For a gentle, three mile meander you can walk from Padstow towards Prideaux Place. This walk goes inland slightly from Harbour Cove and passes the lovely Tudor mansion of Prideaux Place. This is a good walk for autumn, when local bird life can enjoy the rich pickings of recently harvested fields.
For spectacular views, the Padstow and Stepper Point Walk is a good choice. A moderate walk of just over six miles, the path overlooks the River Camel and the Doom Bar (once home to mermaids who lured sailors to their doom) and you’ll spot coves, holy wells, towers and incredible rock formations on your way – a real Cornish experience, and especially good for children as there is lots to see.
On the opposite side of the Camel Estuary, there’s a short one mile walk which starts at Lundy Bay car park and takes in a secluded cove, Lundy Hole (apparently created by the devil whilst running away from St Minver) and other natural spectacles such as The Rumps and The Mouls.
Take a look at the South West Coast Path website for more details of the many walks around the north Cornish coast – you’ll not be disappointed by this incredible stretch of coastline.