Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails in Cornwall with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

running
muddy
19 days ago

A good trail between st mawes and st just, beware livestock and if it’s been raining then the path can be particularly muddy at points. Good run though.

Beautiful beach and dune walks close to the cliff edges and past seal colonies. Fifty shades of blue, green, yellow and brown-read. But also a huge detour through the backside of Hayle and along a busy road. Which also spoils the view on the river estuary. 1 star less because of that.

Beautiful colours of sea, rocksand plants. Especially when partly clouded and the sun bursting through every now and then. Very friendly people at the cost guard station of St. Agnes Head. In the last stretch before Portreath I wondered why the British Ministry of Defense has fields of couliflower growing. No answer yet...

Great afternoon walk nice stop off at Cawsands Nicely paced walk

hiking
2 months ago

Great walk scenery fantastic really good cafe at Tallend Bay

hiking
2 months ago

Walked to the start from Marazion Caravan Club site and noticed that there was only parking for 2 cars in a small layby. Beautiful walk along quiet lanes and enjoyed our time at the castle. We took the ferry across £2 per person, dog went free as the tide was in. Returned across the causeway. We checked tide times and this worked out well because as soon as the causeway was accessible, there were masses of people crossing onto the island. Dogs were not allowed in the castle or gardens.

A really great trail, cows, horses, and amazing views. We stumbled upon it by accident when visiting Tintagel Castle, so we weren't in the most appropriate footwear, but managed it all the same in my vans :D

running
bugs
muddy
over grown
3 months ago

Ran early September. Poor trail considering this is a recognised route. High overgrown paths, muddy, poor signage. One section takes you on a very fast and busy road with only an overgrown bank to step into to get out of the way of oncoming traffic. Would be dangerous to walk with children and very difficult with dogs due to the road section. The rest of the walk is ok but a little boring...get to the coast instead! Use insect repellent, conditions mean lots of midges!!

Very good trail, the coastal route is spectacular. The inland route is a bit fiddly with some walking on quiet roads and a few stiles were in very poor condition. Took us about 4.5 hours with a few brief stops

hiking
rocky
3 months ago

Absolutely spectacular views all the way. Probably the best piece of coastline anywhere in the South West

A must for anyone who loves walking the Cornish coast, taking in some of the most breathtaking views anywhere in Cornwall.

Lovely hike, but then there are no bad ones in this area!

Great walk with amazing views. As per another comment there is a field where you have to go all the way round rather than following the path described but otherwise really good. Mix of trails and roads so good for dogs.

Loved all the mine ruins; another great leg of the coast trail.

This was my 3rd day on SW Coast trail, and although this is a great hike in many places, passing through Newquay was less than stellar thus only 4 stars.

I did this over a day and a half and it was simply spectacular. Continued on the 2nd day to Newquay. Can’t recommend hiking Cornwall enough.

A great walk mixing inland with coast. Although easy to follow for us in mid summer there was one section where the crops in the field had hidden the path so just walk around the edge.

Gentle walk with some lovely views

hiking
bugs
off trail
rocky
4 months ago

Was good walk around the lake. Mostly wasn't close to the lake. Lots little bugs flying around your head.

hiking
no shade
4 months ago

Mostly dog friendly though passing through dunes, areas of special interest, and close to roads. Views of cliffs and beaches below, lots of opportunities to go down to the beach between Hayle and Gwithian, cafe and toilets at Gwithian and Hell's Mouth. Portreath is a lovely place to end the walk, and definitely worth sitting down for an ice-cream at!

Beautiful but quite tough trail along the coast . Lots of steps, but probably typical of a lot of the Cornish coastal path.

hiking
bugs
off trail
over grown
4 months ago

The lake is lovely but the trails take you out of sight and even on to main roads

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