Beautiful Winter Walks in Cornwall

 As the days dwindle and the South West Coast prepares for more moody weather, locals look forward to the more dramatic days and windy walks with a well deserved hot chocolate at the end. Some of the Whistlefish team members have shared their favourite spots they look forward to visiting on these blustery and unpredictably colder days.

St. Agnes to Perranporth Coastal Path

A winter walk from St. Agnes to Perranporth is a a favourite of mine.

The North coast landscape along this route is filled with rustic colours and dense greens, huge hills to climb with spectacular views on the highest points.
The weather changes along the route, it is atmospheric and sometimes wild.
As you approach Perranporth the landscape changes with plenty of trails.
The Bawden rocks that resemble a cow and calf can always be seen along the coast path, they are always by your side as you walk.
- Maria

 

perranporth cliffs

 

Camel Estuary Padstow

The Camel Estuary is lovely this time of year for a late sunrise or early sunset walk, the frost on the long grass and mist on top of the estuary, mixed with beautiful pink skies just make you feel so fresh, crisp and wintery.

Padstow camel estuary

sunset artwork

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St. Agnes Headland to Porthtowan Coastal Path

This is a great section of the coastal path to walk if you've only got a couple of hours to spare. Fantastic and rugged there's a lot of steep hills, it's a quick hike but not for the faint hearted. There's a small take away in the middle of the walk at Chapel Porth, so you can stop for a coffee. Along the way you'll see the iconic and historic Wheal Coates Tin Mine. Take your camera and be prepared for some gorgeous dramatic scenery.

st agnes

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 Little Fistral Headland, Newquay

This is my favourite place to go on a windy and wild day. The headland sticks out into the Atlantic like an island and you're exposed to the elements from all directions, if you're lucky you might get slapped by some sea foam! You can watch epic waves rolling in at the famous Cribbar and crashing on the rocks, it wakes you up on sleepy, grey days!

- Sam

 

sunset at little fistral newquay by @sam.in.cornwall via instagram

 

little fistral Newquay

Rinsey to Porthleven Coastal Path

From Rinsey to Porthleven. It’s a gorgeous section of coast path, it feels wild and exposed. It’s fairly quiet and you pass by some cool engine houses and rock formations. Enjoy a cosy pint by the harbour in Porthleven at the end.

- Emma

Gylly beach, Falmouth

My favourite winter walk is a Cornish Beach. Particularly Gylly beach (also known as Gyllngvase) in Falmouth. I love walking alone on the beach wrapped up warm, and then sitting at the café and ordering a hot chocolate with extra whipped cream and marshmallows. But the marshmallows must be underneath the cream and put on first so they melt and go gooey.

- Catherine

gylly beach

Gylly art print

Godrevy Lighthouse

I love going for walks at Gwithian/Godrevy beaches with the lovely sea view, Godrevy lighthouse, the sand dunes, long stretching sandy beaches and dramatic cliffs. 
- Jordan
godrevy lighthouse wall art
We hope you found this article useful, let us know your favourite place to go during the off season in Cornwall. Let us know yours in the comments!
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1 comment

Thank you for sharing the lovely walks. They brought back lots of lovely memories. Fantastic pictures and I can’t wait to visit your shops again next year.

Christine Palmer December 12, 2022

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