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Best Autumn Walks in Cornwall

Our Favourite Autumn Walks in Cornwall

Autumn is a lovely time to visit us at Hendra Holiday Park and a perfect time for those autumn walks in Cornwall, with the milder weather and the less crowded coastline and attractions, and with the golden autumn light making these spots even more beautiful.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

The Lost Gardens of Heligan has ample space to explore and enjoy the fun of autumn, with 200 acres of garden to discover. This garden was rediscovered in the brambles 25 years ago. Here you will find something for everyone’s tastes with Victorian Productive Gardens and Pleasure Grounds, Farm, and woodland, as well as a jungle in the UK! The jungle takes you on a sub-tropical journey through bamboo tunnels, past ponds, giant rhubarb, banana plantations and avenues of palms.

Heligan is an ideal place to spend a crisp autumn day, crunching through the leaves. Afterwards you can get some refreshment in the Heligan Kitchen or Steward’s House.

Kennall Vale Woods

Kennall Vale Woods is in Ponsanooth, near Truro. This peaceful woodland valley, has babbling brooks, and plenty of birdlife. However, amongst this calm nature reserve are the remnants of  an explosive past.  The Kennall Vale gunpowder factory was situated here, and ruins can be seen today, as well as a water filled quarry. The combination of nature and history, makes Kennall Vale an interesting and beautiful place to explore.

St Agnes to Perranporth 

This stunning coastal walk is intertwined with Cornwall’s mining history, with the coastline being dotted with the remints of tin mines. This route is full of beautiful views from the rugged cliffs, what’s more this route passes beaches and pubs. Arrive at Perranporth and take in the view of this expansive beach popular with families and surfers. Visit the ‘pub on the beach’ The Watering Hole’.


St Nectans Glen

St Nectans Glen is a magical and unique place. It is reached by a woodland walk, with ivy-clad trees, which runs alongside the River Trevillet. You can crunch your way through the woods to reach these waterfalls.

This Waterfall and Hermitage is a spiritual place and is often thought to be home to magical creatures like Cornish piskies and fairies. There are three waterfalls to be enjoyed. The biggest waterfall is the sixty-foot St Nectan’s Kieve. When you have reached the waterfalls there is a café, which offers a range of lunches, cakes and drinks whilst overlooking the stunning waterfalls.

Porth to Watergate

This much loved coastline is perfect for an autumn walk. Walking from Porth to Watergate is a firm walk favourite with locals and holidaymakers. There are amazing views all the way. It takes almost 2 miles each way, with the opportunity to stop off for food and drink at each end of the walk.


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Cardinham Woods

Cardinham, near Bodmin is nestled in a beautiful valley with a bubbling stream. It is a mixed woodland which offers walking and mountain bike trails, and family-friendly play and picnic areas. There are viewpoints and history fans can spot remnants of the old mine and traditional clapper bridge.