WALKING IN NORTH CORNWALL.
From hazy summer days meandering the by-ways of
close-knit harbour towns, to an exhilarating winter ramble along
the highest cliff tops in the county, walking in North Cornwall
There's plenty of help at hand too, in the shape
of a series of leaflets and walk packs which show you the best
routes and the points of interest along the way (see below).
On the paths from Port Isaac: to Tintagel in the
Coastal Walks Pack, for example, as well as being guided along
one of the most dramatic cliff scapes in Europe, you'll be taken
back in time to the boom days of the pilchard fishing industry.
Follow one of the Circular Walks around Bude and
you're on a way-marked journey which began 300 million years ago
in the folds of the sandstone cliffs, and takes in peaceful Bude
Canal and majestic Widemouth Bay.
But there's much more than cliffs and countryside
in North Cornwall. On a Town Trail around Bodmin you'll find yourself
in the middle of the town's turbulent history of rebellion and
intrigue. On Village Trails you'll be walking cheek-by-jowl with
the ghosts of smugglers, Revenue men and fishermen through lanes
where every building has a story to tell.
And if you fancy taking on something more challenging,
stride out on the Saints' Way, the ancient track which runs from
Padstow, on the Camel Trail, to Fowey, forged by the early Christians
travelling from Ireland to Brittany. You probably won't get all
of its 26 miles under your feet in one day, but it can easily
be tackled in comfortable sections. Below are some leaflets to
help you on your way.