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4 days in Cornwall

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4 days in Cornwall

We are staying in Port Isaac for 4 days early September. Looking for interesting outdoor things to do - particularly walking or cycling routes or similar. Any suggestions welcome

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1. Re: 4 days in Cornwall

Hi

There are plenty of great walking opportunities nr Port Isaac. The south west coast path goes through there and you can walk for miles along the cliff tops with great views along the way. You can access the path in Port Isaac and go either way from there.

The obvious cycle trail nearest is the Camel Trail,where you can ride from Padstow via Wadebridge to Poleys Bridge on the edge of Bodmin Moor. Bike hire is available in Padstow and Wadebridge.

Website that may be useful is-- chycor.co.uk/holidays/…camel-trail.htm

Details of routes,cycle hire places etc.

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As Badcat says, you've chosen an excellent spot for walking and cycling. I agree with his suggestions, and just want to make sure you don't forget the headland at Pentire. It is a stunning place near New Polzeath near the Camel Estuary. You need to park in a small national trust carpark to get there. For more details, look for the Rumps and Pentireglaze on a local map. It is hidden but spectacular.

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The car park mentioned is just above Pentire Farm (right hand side of the road on the way into New Polzeath)in an old quarry and you then have easy access to the coast path and the stunningly beautiful coastline in this area. You could also park in New Polzeath and take the coast path from there up to Pentire and beyond. You could also walk down to Lundy Bay (another free NT car park on the left hand side of the road into New Polzeath) which is beautifully remote and rugged and then turn left onto the coast path towards Pentire. Don't know if you are interested in birds but peregrine falcons make their home around the Rumps.

Still in the same general area (and possibly my all time favourite) would be to walk along the coast path from New Polzeath to Daymer Bay and thence to Rock and back again. On the way you can detour to take a look at St Enodoc church (google it for info)and sit in the churchyard admiring the stunning views in all directions. This is a fairly long walk both ways but easy to do in smaller chunks as well.

Another interesting walk which you can make as long or short as you like is to venture down Rocky Valley (again google it) near Trebarwith Strand and then onto the coast path if you want to walk further.

Hope this helps.

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4. Re: 4 days in Cornwall

Thanks to all for the usual helpful and informed responses

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