We think doggies are brilliant. We also think walking is brilliant so imagine our excitement to be discussing one of our favourite things in the world….. DOG WALKING!!!!
We are so excited we might just burst. So whilst our ‘eeeeek levels’ are off the chart, we thought it would be good to channel this energy into sharing 5 of our favourite Cornish dog walks in honour of #WalkingtheDogDay on 22nd February. So take a look and choose one for you and your four legged friend to enjoy.
1. Pentire Point West.
If you fancy a nice walk of just over 3 miles which visits a couple of stunning beaches and the village of Crantock, this is the walk for you. Whilst you enjoy the view, we suggest you ponder the fact that the ancient city of Langarrow is said to have been buried beneath the dunes on Crantock beach 900 years ago. This wasn’t a small city… it was possibly the biggest in England at the time with 7 churches and it was full of wealthy inhabitants thanks to a sea full of fish, mines full of tin and lead and plenty of fertile farming land. Why were they buried? Because of their sinfulness apparently… so make sure you behave yourself! As this walk starts and ends at The Bowgie, you might as well pop in for a quick pint or bite to eat; it would be rude not to!
2. Respryn Ramble.
This is a simple circular walk with a babbling river and ancient woodlands for your pooch to splash about and explore. It’s the perfect walk if you are pushed for time as in 40 minutes you could be back in the car and on your way about your day.
3. Newquay and Fistral.
This is a moderate 4 and a half mile walk with plenty of historical sites of interest either side of The Gannel. You’ll see some beautiful wading birds and salt-loving plants, your dog will love running along the beaches and sniffing through the sand. Just make sure you check the tide times before you set out as it will affect your route.
4. Kelsey Head and Holywell.
If you have more time and want to make a day of it, this gentle 5 miler is the perfect walk for you and Rover. Featuring a stunning sandy beach, exciting caves and a holy well (hence the name!!) Watch out for seals around The Chick (which is the smaller of the two rocks you can see out in the sea) and check out the prehistoric cliff castle on the headland.
5. Watergate Bay.
We know this can be a busy beach during peak seasons but the dramatic cliffs and swirling mists of sea spray make an almost magical backdrop for a dog walk. With countless rock pools and sea caves to explore, this is definitely an adventure playground for dogs and humans alike! Here’s a great route from Watergate Bay to Porth http://www.iwalkcornwall.co.uk/walk/watergate_to_porth