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Walking in Devon and Cornwall

Cornwall is a fabulous walking country, with hundreds of miles of coast paths and moorland walks. We've sketched a few walks below, but would recommend you take a look at Walking in Cornwall as this very useful database has over 150 walks to download for free, neatly arranged by location.For a guided walk around Cornish gardens, you couldn't wish for better than Jeremy of Cornwall Garden Tours who offers a door to door service, can pick up from any railway station and offers 15 percent off to Railholiday guests.

Walks from St Germans

      • Walk 1 - The Quay, viaduct and estuary
      • Walk 2 - Longfield, Whitpot Hill and Bagg Lane
      • Walk 3 - Quarry Street, Longfield and Coldgear Plantation
      • Walk 4 - A tour of St Germans village
      • Walk 5 - The Rod and Line, Tideford for Lunch
      • Walk 6 - The Halfway House, Polbathic

      • Two walks from Hessenford - Hessenford > Bake Lakes > Seaton > Hessenford

Walks near St Germans

We like going up to the moors at Minions and Kit Hill and exploring the historic mine ruins and following the routes of the mineral railways. An OS map of the area is provided in the carriages for you to discover new trails. Alternatively you can take a bus from Plymouth (or a water taxi in the summer) to the stunning Rame peninsula and walk around Rame Head and the coast.

Walks from stations

Our favourites are;

Catch a train to Bodmin Parkway, walk along the carriage way to Lanhydrock. Complete your walk by following the footpath through the estate and past Restormel Castle to the charming town of Lostwithiel.

Catch a train to Par and walk along the coast path to the smart seaside town of Fowey. Catch the bus hourly back to Par station.

Catch the train to Calstock (change at Plymouth; you'll have time to go to the excellent Plymouth museum between trains). Walk to Cothele House along the river and then through the woods. You could extend your walk by exploring the trail through the Danescombe valley.

You will find lots more ideas at Devon and Cornwall’s excellent website Trails from the track

Walks from Hayle - web links to short walks

Godrevey Head - A short walk, with one stile and one gentle climb.
Hayle Heritage Trails - council document listing town trails around Hayle.
King George's walk - beautifully landscaped walk suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs.
Walking Hayle Towans to Gwithian Bridge - 3 miles - an easy walk across the Towans.
Lelant to Hayle - 3.7 mile easy walk, with a train link back to Hayle.
St Erth and Hayle Foundry - a two hour easy walk with no steep hills along the way.

Walks from Hayle - web links to moderate walks

Hayle to St Ives - simply catch the train home! six miles
Footloose in Hayle - Another Hayle town council publication, eight miles of walks around the town.

Walks from Hayle - web links to long distance walks.

The Engine House Trail - 24 miles of trails along mine railway workings around Hayle, Redruth and Camborne. Can also be enjoyed on a bike.
First and Last Trail - 25 miles from Penzance to Landsend. Great for cyclists too.

If you wish to explore central Cornwall, take a look at Fal River Links, which covers walks around the Roseland Peninsula

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