Best Autumn Walks for Dogs Near Truro

October 19th, 2018

Autumn is a beautiful time to get out with your dog, and Cornwall is one of the most dog-friendly holiday destinations, with plenty of places to visit, from beaches to woodland. Our dog-friendly cottages in Cornwall are the perfect place for a short autumn break with your four-legged friend!


Take a look below at some of the best walks to take your dog on, many of which are close by our luxury cottages.


Lanhydrock, Bodmin

The woods around this grand estate is a haven for dogs and walkers. From the car park, you can set out on woods along the River Fowey around the estate. Grab a map of the various trails you can take from the reception or cafe, and be aware you can’t take dogs into the main garden, but dogs are welcome at the Stable Cafe.



A dog on the Cornish Coast

Porthallow Beach, Falmouth

A fishing village located just south of Falmouth, Porthallow is picturesque, with white-washed cottages and quaint quayside views. With a circular coast path route starting and ending at the beach over Nare Head, it is also perfect for dog walks! Passing small coves and even a Bronze Age remnant, there are plenty of exciting sights for both you and your pet, with plenty of opportunity for them to be let off the lead.


Cardinham Woods, Bodmin

Not far from Bodmin, this area of woodland is run by the Forestry Commission. Through the woods there are several marked out walks, ranging from easy to challenging routes. There are small streams and leafy paths that are great for the dog to play around in too. Along the way, you can also find Woods Cafe which offers freshly baked cakes and tea and is also dog-friendly.


Trelissick Gardens, Truro

Run by the National Trust, the parkland area around the main garden is very welcoming to dogs. The three-mile Woodland Walk is lovely, taking you all the way to the Fal estuary and along the river bank. The main gardens do not allow dogs, but the parkland surrounding it is perfect for an afternoon out with the dog. With autumn leaves acting as a blanket over the forest floor at this time of the year, dogs will love scampering through the woods.


Tehidy Woods, Camborne

At Tehidy Woods there are 9 miles and over 250 acres of woodland for you and your dog to enjoy walks through. With so many routes to choose from, you will definitely enjoy exploring the stunning woodlands. Look out for the ancient tree with a twisted trunk, the little flower garden, and you can also access the South West Coast Path from the woods near Godrevy.


If you’re bringing your pup along on holiday with you, then check out our guide to some of the best dog-friendly restaurants near Truro!