The Best Winter Views in Cornwall

December 14th, 2020

Winter is a beautiful season that shows the raw beauty of the coastline. The earthy colours come through as the winter sun swims in the sky scattering its unfiltered light.


Winter walks have always been a pleasantry that grants much more than exercise and a sense of space. They offer you the gift of views to lose yourself in as you set your sights on a wide expanse of textured terrain.


At The Valley, we’re happy to announce that our dog-friendly cottages in Cornwall are currently open to guests and abiding by the COVID-19 regulations. Cosy up with some mulled wine in one of our cottages to warm yourself up after a winter stroll.


To start you off with a few great views, worthy of adding to your bucket list of hotspots to hit during the wintertime, we thought we’d show you some of our favourite walks.


Boscastle Harbour Walk

If you’re on the lookout for wildlife sightings, coastal views and a gentle walk, then you’ll adore Boscastle. Soak in the ancient harbour, famous blowhole and winding river.


The walk is only a mile long and is dog-friendly, so your four-legged friend will be able to accompany you.



Immerse yourself in this incredible expanse of nature as you explore the creeks and valleys of the remote peninsula. Enjoy the area by walking, kayaking or sailing. You’ll encounter the cliffs, headlands and beaches. Whatever route you choose to pursue will leave you with a lovely view.


There are several dog-friendly beaches for you to both enjoy if you choose to saunter across the sand. These beaches include Towan, Porthcurnick, Vault and many more.


Lerryn to St Winnow

This lovely Cornish walk is only 5 miles long and wanders around the River Fowey. You’ll leave Lerryn and follow the river down through the Great Wood and stroll back down through the former grounds of the house.


This modest trail helped inspire Kenneth Grahame to write The Wind in the Willows!


You’ll encounter views of the rivers Lerryn and Fowey, which will take your breath away. Watch the water vapor swim into the air as the cold weather captures it’s trailing patterns.


Dogs are welcome on this walk, but they may need some assistance over a few stiles!


Godrevy: Lighthouse

No seaside experience is complete without seeing a lighthouse.


Discover the lighthouse that Virginia Woolf spent her childhood gazing out at from her rented family house, which even went on to inspire her novel To the Lighthouse.


There are two main walks; both start at separate National Trust car parks. You won’t be able to walk up to the lighthouse, as it sits upon an island, but we can guarantee some stunning views throughout your journey.


What are your favourite viewpoints in Cornwall? If we have forgotten a few of your favourites, make sure to let us know and share your thoughts with us; we’d love to hear from you!