Five of the best local walks

Five of the best local walks

by mark

Lanteglos is ideally situated to allow you to enjoy all that Cornwall has to offer, including stunning coastal, moorland and countryside walks that you won’t experience anywhere else.

From north of Bude around to Rame Head, there is 300 miles of Cornish coastal footpath, and the Atlantic Ocean provides an awesome and ever-changing backdrop to the towering and rugged cliffs, interspersed with idyllic sandy coves, narrow gorges and picturesque fishing villages. The close-grazed grassland on the clifftops makes for superb undulating walking, and expansive views along the coast are a constant feature.

The granite tors which overlook the spectacular coastline are dotted with ancient standing stones which contribute greatly to the mystique of the area. Just inland from Lanteglos you can explore the wonderfully unspoilt and natural Bodmin Moor taking in Rough Tor and Brown Willy, the highest point in Cornwall.

A favourite local walk begins from the National Trust village of Port Quin to the the peaceful isolation of The Rumps and around the magnificent headland of Pentire where one of the finest views in Cornwall unfolds. Another starts from Tintagel Castle in its incomparable clifftop setting to the attractive fishing village of Boscastle with its narrow fjord-like harbour. Both are stunning!

With so many opportunities for walking and hiking in beautiful, rugged Cornwall, here’s our pick of local walks to get you started…

Tintagel ‘King Arthur’ Walk
3.4 miles
A moderate, circular walk around Tintagel, taking in stunning views of the North Cornish coast, towering cliffs, caves and the historical ruins of the legendary King Arthur’s Castle. Perfect for children and adults alike.

Roughtor and Brown Willy
5.2 miles
Summit Cornwall’s two highest points and take in spectacular panoramic views, with this moderate-strenuous, mostly circular walk, taking in prehistoric remains including the Holy Well, cairns and settlements.

Tintagel Castle to Boscastle
9 miles
A moderate, scenic walk with some steep bits, along the North Cornwall Coast Path from historic Tintagel to the pretty fishing village of Boscastle via Rocky Valley, and back via the waterfalls of St Nectan’s Glen.

Camelford to Watergate
5 miles
An easy-moderate, circular walk from the old market town of Camelford, following the River Camel through woodland, along the Camel Valley to the Celtic churchyard of Advent Chruch and the Neolithic remains on the edge of Bodmin Moor, with views of Rough Tor along the way.

Pentire Headland Walk
3.4 miles
A moderate, circular walk along the South West Coast Path from Port Quin to The Rumps via Pentire Point, taking in spectacular views of the coastline (including Tintagel Castle on a clear day), as well as Bodmin Moor inland.

We can also recommend various circular walks from the hotel of differing lengths and difficulty. Just ask!


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