Walks in Cornwall with a Café

October 29th, 2019

Following a stroll in the fresh air and open views, sitting back with your feet up and enjoying a drink and possibly a bite to eat is a fantastic way to recharge. Cornwall is home to a diversity of landscapes, from sea views to rolling countryside and all in between. These beautiful scenes invite you to explore, fill your lungs with the Cornish air, marvel at the wildlife and be in awe of the surrounding beauty. If you’re planning on enjoying one of our luxury family holidays in Cornwall and would like to enjoy a walk or two, here’s where to head to stretch your legs and fill your bellies!


Flushing to Mylor Churchtown

Covering approximately four miles, the picturesque circular route begins in the seaside village of Flushing. From Flushing, head towards Kiln Beach, walking along the coast until you spot the stone steps hidden in the hedge. These will lead you to the coastal path, which will take you toward Trefusis Point, where you can admire views of Falmouth and the Penryn River. Once you join the coastal path, the route to Mylor Churchtown is straightforward, and the views are outstanding.

When you arrive at Mylor, take a well-earned break at Café Mylor and enjoy watching the bobbing boats in the harbour. Serving jackets, wraps, sandwiches, toasties, fry-ups and more, everyone is catered for.

After you’ve refuelled in Mylor, it’s time to tackle the second half of your journey. Walk towards Mylor Church and exit the churchyard through Lych Gate. You’ll follow a gravel path before joining the public footpath which takes you through a woodland. Stay on the path until you reach Mylor Bridge, where you’ll cross over into a field and toward a house. The public footpath (marked with yellow signs along the route) will then follow Coventry Road, from here and to complete your walk, you then need to head back toward Flushing.


Trelissick Woodlands

This five-mile walk begins in Trelissick National Trust Car Park. From here, walk into the parkland, keeping the views of the sea in front of you. When you reach the beach, keep an eye out for a metal gate, with signs indicating ‘woodland walk’. You’ll come across a ferry pontoon and the entrance to the gardens, here, you’ll carefully cross the road and enter the gardens. Follow the path around to Roundwood Quay, keeping an eye out for the oystercatchers and kestrels who come to the muds to feed. After reaching the Quay, follow the zig-zag path up to the road, where you’ll cross to reach the Old Lodge on the other side. When you reach the Old Lodge, follow the drive until you reach the cattle grid and find yourself back at the car park. While enjoying the woodland walk, you’ll be rewarded with views of the estuary, Falmouth and the gardens of Trelissick.

Stop off in Crofters café and sample some of the excellent cakes available or opt for a hot lunch. The menu features seasonal and local produce where possible, and the portions are generous!


Pendennis Headland

The Pendennis Headland is an easy two-three-mile route which passes breathtaking coastal scenery and the wonderful Pendennis Castle. Starting from the Maritime Museum, head towards Castle Drive. Along this path, you’ll see sweeping views across the dockyard and down towards Castle Beach. You’ll come to a fork in the road, the left will take you towards Pendennis Castle, and the right will flow around to Little Dennis and then on to Pendennis Point. Continue along Castle Drive until you finish the walk back in the town.

Pendennis Castle has a tearoom which boasts outstanding coastal views and delicious food and drinks to match! There are seats inside and out, and the menu includes both hot and cold dishes and snacks.


Are you planning on visiting Cornwall this year? Will you be adding a family walk to your holiday itinerary? Let us know your favourite walks in Cornwall; we’d love to share them with our guests and check them out too!

For more routes and beautiful landscapes, take a look at some of our other blogs for inspiration:


10 Great Short Walks in South Cornwall
Discover the Literary Landscapes of Cornwall on these Walks