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With the South West Coast Path spanning the entirety of Cornwall, there are plenty of beautiful locations along the way for winter walks with stunning views. Walk off the Christmas pud with these exciting strolls through the Cornish countryside!
With gorgeous views and an incredible variety of plants, this garden sits right on the water’s edge, providing a year-round display of vibrant blooms. While you can take a casual stroll through the gardens to admire the flower beds, there are also 375-acres of park and woodland to explore. With an extensive number of trails to choose from, you can enjoy the gardens whatever the weather, picking your route based on the conditions or how much time (and energy!) you have. Follow the river and discover the creeks, or take in the views from the farmland and woods. Warm up after your walk by popping into Trelissick’s tea room and indulge in a delicious cup of hot chocolate and a slice of cake.
For a bit of a different walk, combined with incredible views, why not walk along the causeway to St. Michael’s Mount!? While you’re there, wander around the village and harbour, before ambling through the gardens. Be sure to check the causeway closing times before you head off, as there will be no public boats to and from the island until mid-March!
The gentle, rolling landscape around Roseland makes for a calming walking experience, perfect for those wintertime rambles. Strolls across the beach are great at any time of the year, but there is certainly something quite enchanting about the seasonal scenery during this time of the year. While it is colder out and about in the winter, the beaches here remain sheltered, protecting you from the full force of the winter winds! If you are looking for a bit of a longer walk to burn off some of the mince pies you’ve been scoffing for the past month, then set off from Porthscatho and head south-west around the coast and headland, before returning up the inland waterway to get some incredible views from St. Anthony. This walk will take you through all sorts of striking landscapes, from beaches to wooded riversides, making it a very exciting journey!
The beauty of this walk includes the fact it can be started from your cottage! Embark on a tranquil journey as you head towards peace and quiet along a track which was once used to link the copper and tin mines in the Centre and the North of Cornwall. Following the trail you can enjoy stunning views at Restronguet Creek and the River Fal as well as learning about the history of the port found on the interpretation boards. Regain your energy as the walk draws to a close by sitting down to a well-earned drink and bite to eat at the Old Quay Inn.
If you’re looking for luxury family holidays in Cornwall to get the New Year started, then The Valley is in an ideal location to enjoy all of these walks this winter!
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