Winter Walking Holidays in Cornwall
Whatever the season, Cornwall is a county filled with amazing scenery. Theres beautiful beaches, iconic clifftops, wild moorland and rolling countryside fields. Winter walking holidays in Cornwall are ideal for seeing the county in a whole new light. The summer tourists have packed up and gone home, leaving a quieter more dramatic Cornwall to be discovered. When planning a winter walking holidays in Cornwall it’s important to choose the right base, and our range of self-catering cottages make the ideal accommodation to cosy-up, unwind and recoup in after a day of exploring the county’s stunning landscape, whilst watching picturesque sunsets in one of our sea view locations.
Our self-catering accommodation in Newquay is ideally located within easy reach of the South West Coast Path. The 630-mile-long route, originally carved out by the coastguard to keep a watch over the shoreline, now provides walkers with endless opportunities to explore the beautiful clifftops. Check out two of our favourite routes to enjoy during the Winter months below.
Newquay to Watergate Bay
Our favourite winter walks include the 3 miles route from Newquay town centre along the cliffs to Watergate Bay. Be sure to bring along the dog as during the winter months most of the beaches along this route are dog-friendly. This route offers spectacular views, especially as the sun begins to set but it is a bit hilly. Time your walk and enjoy a spot of lunch at one of the restaurants at Watergate Bay. From here you can watch the tide roll in.
Bedruthan Steps & Carnewas
Just a 20-minute drive north of Newquay is Bedruthan Steps and particularly in the wild winter weather, this location is a must-see. This dramatic landscape is synonymous with shipwrecks and features colossal rocks protruding upwards out of the sea. Walk along the coast path to Carnewas where you can enjoy this impressive clifftop view. Then warm up with a coffee and something tasty in the local café.
For more inspiration check out the walks close to Newquay over on the South West Coast Path website.
Check out our shortlist of properties which are perfect for walking holidays in Cornwall. We also have a range of dog-friendly properties that are ideal for resting wagging tails before the next big trek! We accept up to two dogs in some properties, so there’s no need to leave a member of the family at home.