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Good morning Patterdale terrier fans and welcome to today’s blog which is all about the best dog walks in Cornwall. Newquay and Penzance are some of our favourite areas of Cornwall, and here are some of the Cornish walkies we really recommend.

Trevaylor Woods

Trevaylor Woods near Penzance, is great for a dog walk. To get to the woods you have to go down a slope. Once you get to the woods there are many beech trees and little rivers. The woodland experience is very magically, especially during the autumn.

There are few places to cross the river, but there is a homemade wooden bridge so you can reach the other side. You will then reach a little field where you can, if you wish, continue your walk towards New Mill.

Penzance, Perranuthnoe

This is a popular beach walk that attracts many visitors. There is free parking nearby and off lead areas for your dog to enjoy. You and your dog will walk along the cliff, paths, and through fields. In these fields, you may be able to see wildlife-rabbits are a common spot. You will then drop down to walk along the beach where your dog can enjoy a splash about in the ocean water. Once you walk along the beach, near the end there is a short road walk into Marazion. They do great pasties here! 

Depending on the tide you can take on a walk to St Michael’s Mount. This walk is very beautiful and one you will remember. 


Mousehole is a great place to take your dog. The walk begins at the harbour and then you walk through the town and follow the path up. 

During the walk, you will go past traditional Cornish cottages, quaint shops, and Mousehole Bird Hospital. When you reach the top of the hill, you will see a sign marking the coast path. This path will take you around the cliffs. Additionally, there is a footpath which takes you inland to Lamorna, but the coastal walk has some amazing views. When you look out over the sea, try and find St Clements Island! After you have a glance around you then can head into Lamorna and grab a snack.  

Cardinham Woods

Dog Walks in Cornwall

This walk is quite flat and has a forest for your dog to sniff around in. There are various routes to choose from all of which are relatively easy for an older dog. Some routes do have a river where your dog may want to have a splash around since dogs are allowed off their leads. Additionally, there is a dog-friendly café to grab a snack after your long walk. 

Watergate Bay

This is a beach walk and is great if your dog is a water dog! You will have to pay for parking, and you will have to put your dog on a lead in certain areas. However, Watergate Bay is 2 miles long and is along the North Cornish coast around 2 miles from Newquay. This beach is rather busy with multiple people doing many activities such as surfing so make sure you do not mind a potentially crowded walk. Nevertheless, everyone is dog-friendly so do not worry about getting in the way. The beach hut near the beach is very dog friendly so you can take your dog here after your walk and they serve great food! They do get very busy during peak seasons!

If you enjoyed this blog on Dog Walks in Cornwall you might also like to read about Dog walks in Devon.

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