7 pup friendly walks you should try this summer


As you’re probably well aware, we have a bit of a soft spot for dogs. If you’re visiting Cornwall this summer and are worried about bringing along your four legged friend – don’t! There are plenty of places that you can take your canine companion to. Here’s just a few of our favourite dog friendly beaches and woodlands in Cornwall…

1. Harbour Cove / Tregirls
Situated on the banks of the Camel Estuary, Harbour Cove beach is just a short walk around the corner from Padstow. Its crescent shape is extenuated during low tide, which makes it the perfect place for your pooch to run wild. Plus, it’s just a short walk away from St Petroc’s Bistro, where you can have a post-walk tipple in our snug bar!

2. Daymer Bay
At the head of the Camel Estuary is Daymer Bay, a long stretch of sand that faces Padstow. With sand dunes and plenty of beach space during low tide, the bay is a popular choice for both dogs and their owners alike.

3. Fistral Beach
Known as one of the best surfing hotspots in Europe, Fistral beach in Newquay is one of the more popular beaches in Cornwall – but it is also dog friendly. Watch the waves and surfers as you walk your pooch from one end of the beach to the other, finding an abode at Rick Stein’s when you’ve finished.

4. Bosahan Cove
Located between St Anthony and Helford Village, this secluded little spot is an ideal place for your dog to let off some steam and have a splash in the Helford Estuary. Backing up onto the Bosahan Estate, this small beach can be accessed on foot by walking though the beautiful Bosahan Garden – known for being the ‘the most Cornish of all Cornish gardens’.

5. Trelissick Woodland Walk
With a stunning view of the Fal estuary, the Trelissick woodland area is a tranquil, dog friendly zone where you can ramble through countryside, a beach and greenery. Walk wherever your heart is content, follow the circular route or if you’d like, check out the secret route

6. Lanhydrock Respryn Ramble
Near the Lanhydrock Estate is a woodland area which is ideal for pups to run riot. The circular walk takes you along the River Fowey, passing through a semi-natural ancient woodland. There are designated dog bathing areas (so not to disturb the otters!) which your dog can frolic around in, and with the bluebells and wild garlic, the walk will be extremely enjoyable for you too.

7. Cardinham Woods
This mixed woodland area has four waymarked routes and is a haven for you and your dog. Let your pooch run free off-lead and bound into the shallow river that runs through the woodlands to cool off. Make sure you check out the various viewpoints, and finish off your walk with a visit to the quaint, dog friendly café.

Where’s your favourite place to walk your canine companion?

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