There is nowhere quite like Cornwall. With varied land and seascapes from immense sandy beaches nestled below rugged cliffs, to winding rivers, moors and tors, there is a mass of wildlife on natures doorstep ready to explore.
If we had to choose the unmissable hotspots, then the incredible landscape of Bodmin Moor would be right up there with its wild, unenclosed moorland and rocky tors, which have been 400 million years in the making. Seek out historic stones, and then maybe make your way to Jamaica Inn for refreshments.
In North Cornwall, St Nectan’s Glen is a site of special scientific interest, with fairytale ivy-clad woodlands with three waterfalls cascading down into the valley below. When you reach the holy ‘kieve’, you have reached the saint’s hermitage.
If you are keen on gardens, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, hidden until 1992, has some incredible sculptures, wonderful walkways and historic stories to share.
Over in West Cornwall, you cannot miss St Michael’s Mount, the Lizard and Kynance Cove, plus neighbouring the mighty Minack Theatre carved into cliffs, Porthcurno beach with its clear turquoise waters. The Roseland Peninsula around St Mawes is also unspoilt, and for those more comfortable walking on flat terrain or riding a bike, the Camel Estuary is perfect for birdlife, scenic farmland and natural beauty.
Circling Cornwall, around the coast, stretches of the SW Coast Path are there to be enjoyed, some parts more strenuous than others. The most moderate section is probably Penzance to Falmouth, where you have a 60 mile stretch of nature lover’s paradise, taking in St Michael’s Mount and the National Trust’s Loe Pool.
Best walks & nature attractions in Newquay
Because you’re spoilt for choice with beaches in Newquay, it’s quite easy to spend a few hours just walking between them all. And they’re quite stretched out, for example from Fistral Beach to W...
Best parks & nature attractions in Bude
Attractions in Bude are plentiful. And if you want to immerse yourself in nature you’ve come to the right place. Here you’ll find some of Bude’s best nature spots....
Enjoy the variety that Cornwall has to offer. For a fabulous outdoorsy place to visit as a change from the beach, why not try a trip to Tehidy Woods? The country park at Tehidy, near Illogan, the larg...
Bodmin Moor is an impressive inland Cornish landscape, a breathtaking area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB). Covering nearly 200 sq km, the moor is heather-clad with rocky granite tors and formati...
Hayle Estuary is an RSPB reserve, home to many varieties of wetland birds. At this renowned nature reserve and designated site of special scientific interest (SSSI), you will see oystercatchers, curle...
Coastal Boat Tours
In a county surrounded by sparkling sea, scenic boat tours, perfect for those sunny summer days, are the easiest way to see Cornwall from a new perspective. Not only will you encounter diverse marine ...
When you think of Cornwall, you think of the challenging coastline, but there are some wonderful inland places to wander, too, for a dramatic change of scene. Take the village of Helford Passage (or...
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