Top Cornish Woodland Walks

Top Cornish Woodland Walks

A carpet of crisp colourful leaves to kick through as you stroll, the damp woody smell of the forest floor and warming your hand around a big cosy mug of hot chocolate at the end of your walk. Do we need more reasons to love a woodland walk in autumn?!

We've picked out our top Cornish woodland walks, so grab those walking boots and get ready for some autumnal fun...

St Nectan's Glen

Walk through an ancient woodland along the banks of a bubbling river to the sacred site of a magical waterfall. St Nectan's Glen is a 60ft waterfall that flows through a natural hole at it's foot. This mystical and special place is also home to hermitage cell and the walls of an early Christian chapel. After your adventure cosy up in the cafe in front of the roaring log burner.

Rocky Valley

Follow the valley down from St Nectan's Glen and you'll discover where the River Trevillet tumbles dramatically through deep clefts before plunging down a waterfall and out to sea. You'll discover the ruins of an old mill, a mysterious Bronze Age labyrinth and stunning views of the coast.


Great for families and dogs, this is an easy, mostly level walk through the woods of the Trelissick estate, alongside the River Fal. A lovely stroll full of birdsong, river views and tidal beaches for paddling. For even more fun take the ferry up the river to Trelissick from Falmouth and if you have extra time take a stroll through the beautiful National Trust Trelissick Gardens at the top of the woodland.

Golitha Falls

A stunning walk through the woods alongside the banks of the River Fowey. The river dramatically flows over a series of cascades and drops 90m through a steep sided valley. If you're lucky (and quiet!) you might even spot otters or kingfishers. There are plenty of spots along the river for doggy swims or brave autumn paddles.

Luxulyan Valley

For a fascinating insight into Cornwall's mining heritage head to Luxulyan Valley near St Austell. This beautiful steep sided woodland valley was declared a World Heritage Site in 2006. Walk along a high viaduct, alongside the River Par at the valley bottom or discover the old mining buildings dotted around the landscape.

Wherever you're headed on your walks this autumn make sure your feet are warm and dry with our range of walking boots. Click here to take a peek...