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Mawgan Porth to Constance Bay
This takes you down the coastal footpath past some of the most gorgeous scenery that Cornwall has to offer, including Trethias Island which is separated by a narrow channel. On this section you will see coves cut in to the cliff face created by years of the sea pounding our coastline and if youíre lucky seals hunting for their fishy supper.
Sun Haven Valley in Mawgan Porth to Watergate vie coastal path (circular)
Starting in Mawgan Porth you head inland towards Watergate Bay where you will pass through rolling hill sides, green fields and wetland before making your way back to Mawgan Porth vie the costal footpath. This gives you the delightful country side ramble with the contrast of the steep cliff face beside side Beacon Cove. Only taking about 2 hours this is perfect for a summer afternoon,
finishing on Mawgan Porth beach where you can sit back and watch as the sun sets over the sea.
Sun Haven Valley in Mawgan Porth to St Mawgan (circular)
This is a simple shot circular walk to the charming village of St Mawgan only taking about 1.5 hours this should not be to draining for a sunny afternoon. This leads you through the Vale of Lanherne and at most times of year there is a very diverse selection of wildlife and flowers including a stream where you can spot trout feeding.
Sun Haven Valley in Mawgan Porth to St Column Minor
As you make your way to St Column Minor you will pass through the wooded Lanherne Valley where there is an abundance of wild life including fox holes and badger sets. There are many old cottages, one of them being the Falcon Inn and another the traditional post office-cum village shop. After wandering through the Carloggan woodland and some stretches of road walking you will reach the pretty Cornish village of St Column Minor.
Trevose Head (circular)
You can ether drive or catch a bus which stops out side Sun Haven Valley Country park and go to Constantine Bay where there is parking and a bus stop. The start of your journey takes you over the soft sands of Constantine Bay and once you have climbed the steps at the end you will be on the cliff top where you will see an amazing view. Trevose head is a feast of natural beauty and a real insight to what north Cornwall has to offer. Once you reach Harlyn you are able to follow the road back to Constantine Bay, then find your way back to Sun Haven Valley.
Circular form Constantine Bay
Starting at Constantine Bay the track leads you over the wind swept dunes before heading inland through lush rolling hills of farmland where there are stiles to over come. Then returning to the coast at Treyarnon and why not visit the popular cove there, finally heading back down the coast to Constantine Bay.
Sun Haven Valley, Mawgan Porth to Bedruthan
This remote area of the coast land is unoccupied at most times of the year. There is much to see including Trerathick Cove, the abandoned shaft at High Cove, Trenance Point and Trenance Rock. As you get closer to Bedruthan you may even come into contact with civilisation when you get there.
Exploring the Bedruthan Steps
The rolling hills give way to 300ft cliffs making this area a awesome for walks, but be watchful of the unguarded cliff edge. At Bedruthan Steps there are massive rock stacks, that at low tide your able to walk around but high tide are attracted by crashing waves. This is an easy walk with fairly uncomplicated terrain to tackle except for the 140 steep step you have got to used and make sure you donít get trap by the high tide.
Further a field
The Camel trail is nearly all traffic free and is based on an historical railway track which runs adjacent to the Camel Estuary, starting at Padstow going through Wadebridge and ending at Bodmin. The camel trail has 18 miles of multi use routes available and is open not only to walkers but cyclists and horse riders. Its flat and is mostly accessible for disabled people with much of the trail being tarmac.
Cardinham Woods Trail
Thereís 650 acres of lavish woodland for you to explore, with four marked trails and of other tracks this ready will be and exciting activity for everyone. The woods are a home to many different animals including kingfishers catching there dinner by the river, birds of prey like the buzzard flying over head and if your very quiet you may even see a deer. You do not have to stick with the woodland tracks we have made, feel free to make your own.
The largest surviving remains of the Mid-Cornwall moors. With 480 hectares of this unique wild national nature reserve to explore, you can make your way through the heath land, wetland or scrubland and find a real piece of splendour. The 7 mile circular trail is off road and moderately easy to walk allowing novice walkers easy and safe use of the moorland.
(photo by Jim Champion)
The moor has many hundreds of miles of trails which are available to everyone. There is a great amount of heritage that Bodmin moor holds dear. This landscape has been home to humans for years, all the way back to the dawn of time. In more recent times the tin mines have left long scars and cuts on the land where they have dug down and along the surface of tin deposits. The Siblyback Lake has a 3.5 mile "Round the lake" walk and not far away there is a great walk through woodland to Golitha Falls.