Most of our guests, at some point during their stay, will want to go on a walk. It may just be a short stroll along the beach but if you are looking for something a bit more stimulating then there are many routes to choose from.

In the house you will find an OS map of the area to help you navigate routes. Please return this to the bookshelf for other guests to use before you leave.

National Trust walks

The National Trust offer a variety of parks and historic buildings in the area that you can visit. Most of these you will have to drive to but can easily spend the whole day once you have arrived.

Rocky Valley in near Tintagel and one of my favourite walks to take. Use the postcode PL34 0BB to find it. You follow the stream through the fields before taking a downward turn though rocky bluffs and deep clefts all the way to the ocean in the bay near to Bossiney. It is an easy walk of about 20 minutes. Parking is in the lay-by by the road which keeps visitor numbers low.

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iwalkcornwall also have some circular routes for Rocky Valley, take a look at their website for more details.


If you want something closer to home, you can try one of the circular walks around Bude. iwalkcornwall have created an app which allows you to download some circular walks in the area, each route can be downloaded for just £1.99.

From 1 The Mallows you can walk from Widemouth to Bude and back again. This will take you along the coastal path into Bude with a fantastic view of GCHQ as you come over the hills. Once you reach the town, take some time looking around at the shops and cafes (see our separate article on places to eat) before walking back to Widemouth along the canal and across the fields. This route is just over 6 miles long and is an easy to moderate walk. For those of you looking for a shorter option, I often get a lift back from Bude to Widemouth or there are buses that you can catch too.

I’m not so familiar with their other routes but they include maps for walks from Millook Haven to Dizzard which is approximately 5 miles long and a moderate to strenuous route. From Bude to Sandymouth, which is a moderate walk of just over 6 miles miles and takes you long several miles of beach. From Sandymouth to Coombe Valley which is about 4 and a half miles long and a moderate route. And a circular walk around Morwenstow to the cliff edge hut built from driftwood in which Reverend Hawker is said to have composed poetry before returning along the river valley to the Bush Inn. This walk is just under 2 and a half miles long and is a moderate to strenuous route. For more information about other routes available, take a look at the iwalkcornwall website at

iwalkcornwall have over 250 walks in the region and are adding more all of the time, I highly recommend that you take a look, there is something for every ability.

Other sites worth looking at for additional walks: