Owning a dog in Cornwall means constantly exploring for great dog walks and fun places.
It’s one of the best things about having a dog in general; being encouraged to find new adventures! There are plenty of stunning countryside and seaside walks to explore with your dog around Cornwall, but here are some of my personal faves that happen to be pretty close by where we live, which is super handy!
1. Wheal Coates
One Cornwall’s most iconic stretches of coastline, I couldn’t miss the Wheal Coates National Trust walk off this list. While I would always suggest keeping your dog on a lead when walking on the cliffs anyway, it’s important to be extra careful on the walk as the area has lots of mine-shafts to potentially lose your pooch down.
2. Tehidy Woods
While the South Woods doesn’t allow dogs, there’s a huge area of the top, North Woods to explore with your dog. It’s so fun getting lost amongst the trees, and there are a few fun fields to play fetch and let off some steam too – if you can find them!
3. Helford River
I’ve only recently discovered how beautiful it is around the Helford/Lizard area but I can’t wait to explore it more throughout Summer! Olivia and I went for a lovely walk around there last week but unfortunately we got rained on :( Boo.
(Photos by Olivia, btw ;) )
4. Portreath Cliffs
My other favourite strip of coastline; the coastal walk along Portreath to Godrevy is breathtaking! There are plenty of little (free!) car parks along that stretch of road so you can make the walk as long or as short as you like. Remember to take your camera!
5. Hayle Beach
The whole area of Lelant/Porthkidney, Hayle and Gwithian is a haven for dogs, although some parts are restricted during the Summer months. We still manage to get down there regularly for a good evening run around though, and Pepper loves getting as sandy as possible.
Where are your favourite dog walks in Cornwall (or out of it)?