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Walking in Cornwall

40 coast, country and moorland walks

This guidebook includes routes to 40 day walks in Cornwall. From short, easy strolls to longer, wilder routes, there is plenty to appeal to both families and experienced walkers. The walks explore the interior and coasts including walks through picturesque villages, old tin-mining areas and the Lizard and Land's End Peninsulas.


There really isn't an off-season in Cornwall. The coastal walks are great at any time of year, as are the archaeological sites. Only Bodmin Moor is best left for the summer months.


Good bases are St Just, St Ives, Porthleven, St Agnes, St Austell, Padstow, Boscastle and Bude.


Most of the routes in this book are short easy walks following obvious paths and tracks, although a handful are more challenging. Walking boots and waterproofs are necessary, especially on exposed cliff-top walks, and for all the routes on Bodmin Moor.

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Explore the amazing cliff-top paths of the Cornish coast. Discover signs of ancient man at scores of archaeological sites. Uncover the history of the Cornish tin mines. Stride out across the wildest parts of Bodmin Moor.
8 May 2015
3 Aug 2021
17.20 x 11.60 x 1.00cm

A guidebook to 40 day walks in Cornwall, exploring Bodmin Moor, the north coast, Penwith and West Cornwall, the inland mining districts, Land’s End, the Lizard and the Roseland Peninsula. From rocky headlands and quiet estuaries to open moors and sheltered woodland, there are walks to suit all ages and abilities, and they can be walked all year round.

The routes are circular, range from 4–14km (2–9 miles) in length and take between 1 and 5 hours to complete – perfect for either a short stroll or a full day out.

  • 1:40,000 OS maps included for each walk
  • Sized to easily fit in a jacket pocket
  • Refreshment and public transport options are given for each walk
  • Information given on local geology and wildlife
  • Easy access from Bude, Bodmin, Truro, Falmouth and Penzance

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Graham Uney Cicerone author UNEY

By Graham Uney

Graham runs Graham Uney Mountaineering from his home in Bampton in the Lake District where he offers skills courses for walkers and climbers, along with providing a range of qualifications for the national governing body Mountain Training. Graham also offers guided walking holidays in the UK, and treks in Nepal. Graham has had 19 books published to date. He is a freelance journalist and photographer.Outside work Graham enjoys learning to play the guitar, live music, travel, and dog walking.

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