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Discover Cornwall by Foot this Winter with a Scenic Walk

Winter Walks

Winter Walks

The nights are drawing in earlier, the trees have dropped their leaves, and the temperatures are definitely chillier now in Cornwall, but don’t let this stop you from exploring the region’s beautiful natural landscapes this winter.

Wrap up warm and discover Cornwall by foot via the myriad of paths and trails that span coastlines, woodlands, and moors, and stop off at a few cafés and pubs along the way.

Here are some moderate leisurely winter walks (or indeed any other time of the year!) that will help get you out and about during your stay at Polruan Cottages this winter:

Hall Walk – Bodinnick to Polruan

3.5 miles

National Trust Sign

This short walk is perfect if you want to explore the estuary around Fowey without going too far from your accommodation.

The trail begins in either Bodinnick or Polruan and leads you along the wooded valley on Fowey estuary and above Pont Creek, passing through fields and trails that are home to an array of diverse wildlife.

The walk is relatively flat but there are a few steep inclines and the rocky path down to Pont Pill in the woods can get slippery during wetter weather. If you want to stop off and absorb harbour views, there are south-facing benches along the way.

When you’ve worked up an appetite, you can enjoy lunch at The Russell Inn in Polruan or by the woodburner at the Old Ferry Inn in Bodinnick (depending on which direction you set off), or you can catch the ferry over to Fowey and visit one of the cafés or pubs overlooking the river.