Five idyllic Boxing Day walks in Cornwall

What better way to offset the overindulgence of Christmas Day than to head out on a Boxing Day walk?

After a cosy, and possibly chaotic, day at home celebrating Christmas with the family, getting out in the open air, stretching your legs and taking in the beautiful scenery Cornwall has to offer is, for many, the perfect follow up.

If you don’t get into the outdoors too often, or you’re getting bored of your usual green spaces, there are a plethora of locations to discover in Cornwall. Here are our suggestions.


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Cornwall Boxing Day walks

Falmouth Packet: Wrap up warm for a bracing walk this Boxing Day. Picture: PAWrap up warm for a bracing walk this Boxing Day. Picture: PA

Carn Marth
Redruth

The ancient hill of Carn Marth offers spectacular views and on a good day you can even see both coasts.

For almost 200 years it was used as a quarry, which has also shaped the landscape including the formation of lakes, one quarry which has been converted into an ampitheatre and building ruins.

Cudden Point
St Hilary, Penzance 

There are numerous routes to take for a walk at Cudden Point, so you should find something to match your level of dedication on Boxing Day.


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Rosemullion Head
Falmouth

This headland lies around five miles from Falmouth itself.

For history buffs, Rosemullion Head has several nods to the area’s past, such as the remains of an Iron Age cliff castle and a nineteenth century boundary stone.

Goonhilly Downs
Helston

Just south of Helston, this place offers a change the normal views you might expect on a countryside yomp.

Famous for the Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station, the dishes are iconic. It is also home to a 12-megawatt wind farm, with six wind turbines supporting a tourist attraction called Cornish Camels.

Idless woods
Truro

If you’re looking to find peace and tranquility from your Boxing Day walk, around two miles north of Truro is Idless Wood. Head there for a spot of tree bathing and to spots signs of the diverse wildlife living there.

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