Best bird watching trails in Cornwall, England

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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.
Map of bird watching trails in Cornwall, England
Top trails (106)
#1 - South West Coast Path: St Ives to Geevor
St. Ives, Cornwall, England
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Length: 13.2 mi • Est. 6 h 56 m
#2 - Mevagissey to Caerhays Castle Walk
St Austell, Cornwall, England
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Length: 12.7 mi • Est. 6 h 40 m
A walk from the pretty village of Mevagissey along the cliffs and coast to Caerhays Castle where there is a cafe and toilets and back across farmland. Show more
#3 - South West Coast Path: Portreath to St Ives
Redruth, Cornwall, England
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Length: 18.2 mi • Est. 8 h 40 m
#4 - South West Coast Path: Padstow to Mawgan Porth
Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 17.3 mi • Est. 7 h 56 m
#5 - St. Ives - Zenner Circular
St. Ives, Cornwall, England
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Length: 12.0 mi • Est. 5 h 49 m
This should be added to your wishlist! The trail goes from St. Ives to Zenner and is a 19km walk on the coast of Cornwall, with spectacular views and a memorable experience. It is challenging and a hard workout but definitely worth it. This is one of the most spectacular stretches of the South West Coast Path, with soft white sands, incredible viewpoints, wildflowers, beautiful birds and more. If you're exploring the town of St. Ives make sure to take a break and enjoy the cafés and the art galleries. For more information please visit: https://www.stives-cornwall.co.uk/inspire/beaches-coastline/Show more
#6 - Padstow and Trevone Circular
Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 7.6 mi • Est. 3 h 3 m
There's no better way to enjoy a trail by the coast with breathtaking views and immersed in the nature. Get blown away by the moorland landscape, woodland and estuary and enjoy the trail by walk, running, bike or even try some horse-riding. It's a paradise for birdwatchers and a great spot to see some wildlife. On your way back to the harbour, enjoy the white soft sands and grab something to eat or drink at the many local pubs and restaurants in the area.Show more
#7 - South West Coast Path: Mevagissey to Fowey
St Austell, Cornwall, England
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Length: 17.1 mi • Est. 8 h 29 m
#8 - South West Coast Path: Penzance to Poldhu Cove
Penzance, Cornwall, England
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Length: 18.6 mi • Est. 8 h 37 m
#9 - South West Coast Path: Crackington Haven to Tintagel
Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 12.4 mi • Est. 6 h 56 m
The first hill you climb is Cambeak, who's characteristic shape is easily recognisable on the entire stretch. Proceed on to Tintagel, opting to skirt around it sticking to the coast path, then return to the village at the last moment, avoiding the tourist trek from the village to the castle.Show more
#10 - South West Coast Path: Geevor to Land's End
Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 9.0 mi • Est. 4 h 38 m
A must for anyone who loves walking the Cornish coast, taking in some of the most breathtaking views anywhere in Cornwall.Show more
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