Walks & Wellies
With wet weather dominating the majority of forecasts this spring, we’ve decided to celebrate those rainy days and give you some insight into our favourite adventure spots on our Cornish coastline.
From beautiful beaches to wonderful woodlands, our county is home to some of the most spectacular sights in the entire country. Cornwall is home to some of the most beautiful beaches and stunning scenery making spring the season to set your sights on a new adventure with your four-legged friend.
No matter what the weather here in Cornwall, you are guaranteed an exploration like no other. So laden with waterproofs, some trusty wellies and a dashing dog coat for your furry friend, here’s all the top spots you need to visit even when the showers begin to fall.
Trenow Cove, Marazion
This National Trust protected area is one of West Cornwall’s hidden gems. Located between Perranuthnoe and Marazion town, this quaint and idyllic cove hosts a great adventure for you and your dog. With parking available at the top of the cove, although you may need to squeeze your car down some narrow spots, this beachfront location is great for dogs who fancy a splash and those who wish to avoid busy beaches nearby such as Long Rock and St Michael’s Mount.
Head down the sandy path and find yourself surrounded by ravishing rock pools and a sandy shore with a picturesque backdrop of St Michael’s Mount in the distance making any picture totally Instagram worthy. But what makes this location great for adventure is the mixture of terrain further down the beach leading your way to Marazion town. With over a mile of sand and rocky crags to navigate giving you and your pooch a great workout, after which you find yourself in the heart of Marazion to grab a refreshing drink at the dog-loving Copperspoon cafe. Wonderful for wet weather walkies and awesome adventures, Trenow Cove is the spot to take your pooch if you fancy a quieter spot to enjoy some quality time with your canine companion. The Copperspoon is open for takeaways only until current restrictions are lifted.
Copper Trail, Bodmin
For those avid walkers out there and who fancy really experiencing what Mother Nature has to offer, sample some of the spectacular scenery Bodmin Moor has to offer by venturing along the Copper Trail where wilderness and beauty meet for a picturesque pathway in the Cornish countryside.
Offering over 60 miles of spectacular sights, this vast moorland is a superb spot to take your four-legged friend for a wet walk. With acres of land to explore, we do recommend visiting this site when visibility is good (avoid fog) as like other moorland areas in the country visibility can be poor leading to potentially dangerous situations. Named after its association with copper mining, this extensive landscape offers a wild and wonderful walk suiting experienced walkers. Begin your journey at Minions village and bask in the flora and fauna of Bodmin Moor that will guarantee a refreshing ramble in the rain.
Kennall Vale, Falmouth
Home to one of the best harbours and sea-fronts across our Cornish county, Falmouth also hosts a wondrous woodland walk fit for any mythical story. Kennall Vale is a forest full of flora and fauna and an idyllic location to watch and feel the patter of raindrops from the tree top canopies.
With miles of brambles, trees and flowers blanketing the floor of this wonderful woodland walk, this is one spot the whole family can enjoy no matter what the weather. What makes this location one of our top spots for dog-friendly walking, is the miles of pathways that can keep your pooch energised for hours. Filled with wonderful wildlife, this lovely location has to be one of our favourite spots in our list of Cornish adventures.
Mullion Cove to Poldhu
Begin your 2 mile adventure at one of Cornwall’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Mullion Cove and continue onto the sandy beach at Poldhu Beach.
This coastal cove is a superb spot to snap a picture of wonderful wildlife as the cliff-edge sights are popular with birdwatchers throughout the year. Dog-friendly throughout the year, both beach locations are ideal for letting your four-legged friend take a splash whilst the rain patters on their paws.
After your hike, stop in at the famous Poldu Beach Cafe, whose hot chocolates are what dreams are made of. With a variety of fantastical flavours from mini eggs to reese’s pieces, a hot chocolate here most definitely will be the icing on the cake after your tremendous trek across the coastline. Just remember Poldu Beach Cafe is only open for takeaways under current Covid restrictions