The Peak of Rough Tor

3 Stunning Cornish Walks

Summer is here and what better to take in the delights of Cornwall than by foot.

Of course, you can hire our awesome campervan to get around and transport you to the best spots in the county for your Cornish Campervan Adventure, but its also worth looking at some of the best walks and footpaths Cornwall has to offer - So you really can explore and plan your Cornish adventure this summer.

Just remember us for your transport and accommodation. We can:

  • pre-order your shopping and have it waiting in the van for you.
  • arrange to collect you from Newquay airport or Truro train station.
  • we have free secure parking for your own vehicle for the duration of your rental.

And why not take one of our luxury organic hampers filled with the best of fresh Cornish produce with you so you can stop off along the way, admire the view and have a picnic whether for one, two or the whole family?

Remember "we do, so you don't have to". But enough of that!
Let's look at some of the best spots to give that steps app on your smartphone a real workout Cornish style this summer.

1) Charlestown - Porthpean or Carlyon Bay

Charlestown is a historic fishing port that the eagle eyed viewer amongst you might recognise from programmes such as the BBC's Poldark or films dating all the way back to The Three Musketeers with Kiefer Sutherland in the early nineties (we're too young to remember ... honestly!).

 It's a picturesque harbour in itself with plenty to explore and do for all the family, but it also offers some splendid coast path walks.

Located to the west you can take the coast path to Porthpean - a quiet yet stunning beach that offers something for all the family including an abundance of rock pools to explore and splash around in.

Porthpean Beach

The stunning little Porthpean Beach

Or you can take the coast path to the west of Charlestown and plod along to the beautiful Crinnis beach in Carlyon Bay. Once home to the Cornwall Coliseum that was the South West's premier venue for music and entertainment. Both Porthpean and Carlyon Bay are located a couple of miles from the port of Charlestown so it shouldn't take you long regardless of which direction you choose.

2) Watergate - Mawgan Porth and Bedruthan Steps

Back to the North coast now and the rugged Atlantic coastline. Why not take the stomp on a lovely day from Watergate Bay (situated a couple of miles outside of Newquay) to Mawgan Porth? If you're feeling really fit and active then carry on to tackle Bedruthan's 149 steps. It's here that overlooks a stunning part of the North coast and is one place to definitely have the camera handy.

This coastal route (for the less adventurous) offers a few stops along the way to pitch up if driving with the campervan and some ideal spots to watch the sunset.

Watergate Bay, is the home of the annual Boardmasters festival and the beach offers some of the best surf on the North Coast, the walk to Mawgan Porth will offer some dynamic and rugged scenery along the North Coast and for the real adventurous Bedruthan Steps offers some of the best views in Cornwall - all the way over to Padstow. Not to mention the fantastic tea room there that will help quench your thirst after all those steps and exercise.

3) The Roughtor - Brown Willy

Walking, trekking and hiking doesn't always have to be coastal. Slightly more inland and somewhat more of a challenge are two of Cornwall's highest spots; the Rough Tor (Or Roughtor) and Brown Willy. Parking for the van and camping facilities are available in  the Roughtor car park situated just north of Advent, Camelford. From here you can take a leisurely walk from the carpark to the Roughtor (1313ft/400m) itself or if you really fancy a challenge hike all the way up to Brown Willy(1378ft/420m), Cornwall's highest point.

The views from both spots are simply breathtaking and there is no better place to be on a sunny day where you can see Cornwall's North and South Coasts... just remember to watch out on your way for the livestock as you will no doubt encounter sheep, cattle and donkeys that like to roam wild on the moor.  Word is they often fancy joining in with anyone thats having a picnic... you have been warned!

Brown Willy is Cornwalls Highest point at 1378ft (420m)

Next up, no hold on a second, I think the three above will point you all in the right direction. After all Cornwall is about exploring and writing your own story, your own adventure, so we'll leave the rest to you to discover.

You will be glad you did and please check our website for late availability deals for summer 2020 and beyond ...