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Autumn walks in Cornwall

Cornwall is often pigeon-holed as summer holiday destination. But it is a hugely-popular region for year-round getaways… and it’s easy to see why!

Towan Beach in autumn - autumn walks in cornwallStunning beaches, a glorious coastline, idyllic destinations and award-winning attractions. What’s not to love?

Out of season is often the best time to visit Cornwall. In Autumn you take a stroll along a deserted beach, visit the many top eateries or head down and explore remote west Cornwall – all without having to queue, book or get caught in traffic!

September, October and November is the perfect time for walking holidays. There are literally dozens of Autumn walks in Cornwall for you to enjoy. Whether you prefer coast or country, there’s so many to choose from – with lots only a short distance from our Cornwall holiday park.

Our guide to Autumn walks in Cornwall

To help inspire you and your walking journey we’ve put together a guide to some of our favourite autumn walks in Cornwall. So, take a look and try some out. Please let us know how you get on – why not share some of your snaps on our Guestbook feature?

The Saint’s Way; Padstow to Fowey

A famous walking route in Cornwall, The Saints Way runs from the north coast at Padstow to the south coast at Fowey. This is a route that will take you several days to complete and, in its entirety, stretches some 27 miles. The route takes in some truly stunning views including the Camel Estuary, Helman Tor and the picturesque towns of Padstow and Fowey (both of which are a foodie’s paradise!)

Godrevy Head

Head along the north coast of Cornwall to Godrevy Head. This short walk has great views across St Ives Bay, and out the lighthouse on Godrevy Island. It’s also a popular spot for seal spotting (you may be lucky!)

Trelissick Gardens

One of the National Trust’s most popular gardens in Cornwall is Trelissick. And it is a truly spectacular site in the Autumn months! The woodlands here erupt in autumnal colours as the leaves turn and eventually tumble to the ground. From the garden, enjoy glimpses of the River Fal framed by the golden boughs of these trees.

Cubert Wildlife Walk

Only a short distance from our Cornwall holiday park is Cubert. The coastline here is a little more rugged than the sandy beaches of Newquay but no less beautiful. This is a varied walk with lots to see in every season. There’s also lots of sandy grassland, rich in wild flowers like cowslip and pyramidal orchid. The dunes behind Holywell Bay are the home for hundreds of different insects and great for bug hunting.

Lanhydrock Respryn Ramble

Another of the National Trust’s most popular sites, Lanhydrock near Bodmin is well worth a visit. This circular walk from Respryn car park takes in fantastic scenery along the River Fowey and through semi-natural ancient woodland on the National Trust’s Lanhydrock estate. Go for a stroll around the estate, rich in history and wildlife. Kids (and adults) will Lanhydrock, with lots of leaves to collect and kick through, with acres of parkland to discover. The shop is open and the cafe’s log burner is a great place to sit down next to and enjoy a cuppa.

Holywell and Kelsey Head

Another one not too far away from Hendra – this is a varied walk crossing sand dunes, cliff tops with an Iron Age cliff castle and maritime heathland. In autumn the birds of prey attracted by the gathering flocks of migrant birds sometimes include a hen harrier or maybe a merlin. Children will love the dunes and the beach and will delight in exploring the rocks and the caves at low tide.

For more information on Autumn walks in Cornwall visit the websites of the National Trust and Visit Cornwall.

Are you thinking of an Autumn break in Cornwall at Hendra? Our holiday park is the number one choice for caravan holidays in Cornwall glamping in Cornwall, touring and camping pitches. Call us today on 01637 875778 or book online here.

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