A guide to the Best Autumn Dog Walks in Cornwall 

23rd October 2017

With miles of coastal pathways, sandy beaches and woodlands to discover, there’s no better time to take your pooch for a walk than in Cornwall this autumn. Autumn is a great time to head off to the coast with your pooch in tow to explore…

We asked our friend Olivia Bossert to share her guide to the best dog-friendly walks this autumn in Cornwall, from secret beaches to venturing deep into the cornish woodland.

A guide to the best dog-friendly walks this autumn in Cornwall, from secret beaches to venturing deep into the cornish woodland.

Cornwall is dog heaven all year round, not just in the summer. Here are some of my favourite dog-friendly walks throughout the autumn months.

1. Explore Godolphin Woods

A guide to the best dog-friendly walks this autumn in Cornwall, from secret beaches to venturing deep into the cornish woodland.
A guide to the best dog-friendly walks this autumn in Cornwall, from secret beaches to venturing deep into the cornish woodland.

Godolphin Manor is famous for many things, one of them being the famous race horse. It’s also incredibly beautiful. I truly think that no time of year is better than autumn, when the leaves are changing colour, and falling onto you like snow flakes.  Godolphin is perfect for dogs because there are miles and miles of woodland paths and you can venture pretty deep into the woods, so there’s no need to worry about cars. Little streams run throughout, meaning that pups can also take a little dip.

A guide to the best dog-friendly walks this autumn in Cornwall, from secret beaches to venturing deep into the cornish woodland.
A guide to the best dog-friendly walks this autumn in Cornwall, from secret beaches to venturing deep into the cornish woodland.

2. Walk from Mawnan Church to The Ferry Boat Inn

A guide to the best dog-friendly walks this autumn in Cornwall, from secret beaches to venturing deep into the cornish woodland.

If you’re after picturesque views you’ll want to head to Mawnan Church at the mouth of the Helford River. After walking through a tiny bit of woodland, you’ll reach the coastal path and be able to walk from the sea right into the Helford. The views are truly unbeatable, and it’s a stunning area any time of year. End your walk with a drink and a bite to eat at the famous Ferry Boat Inn, one of the nicest pubs in Cornwall.

A guide to the best dog-friendly walks this autumn in Cornwall, from secret beaches to venturing deep into the cornish woodland.

3. Discover Gwithian Beach

A guide to the best dog-friendly walks this autumn in Cornwall, from secret beaches to venturing deep into the cornish woodland.

Gwithian beach sits on the north coast. It is a vast, sandy beach, and when the tide is out, stretches for miles. Park on the sand dunes, and walk along them till you make your way down to the beach itself. Dogs will love this beach, because they can run to their heart’s content, and jump amongst the waves, no need to worry about cars here. To top it off, Gwithian is doggie friendly all year round, so if you love it in the autumn, you can keep coming back all throughout summer, too. Top tip: head to Gwithian for the perfect autumn sunsets.

4. Explore Rinsey Coast Path

A guide to the best dog-friendly walks this autumn in Cornwall, from secret beaches to venturing deep into the cornish woodland.
A guide to the best dog-friendly walks this autumn in Cornwall, from secret beaches to venturing deep into the cornish woodland.
A guide to the best dog-friendly walks this autumn in Cornwall, from secret beaches to venturing deep into the cornish woodland.

Sat between Porthleven and Praa Sands, Rinsey is a small village on the edge of a cliff. This must be one of the most beautiful sections of coastal path in Cornwall, with meandering footpaths, boulders, and epic sea views. Head down little paths at low tide, and you’ll come across many secluded little beaches, spotted all along the coast path. One word of warning though, keep dogs on leads if you’re worried, as these are some pretty high cliffs.

Thank you to Olivia Bossert for collaborating with us for this post.

A guide to the best dog-friendly walks this autumn in Cornwall, from secret beaches to venturing deep into the cornish woodland.

What dog walks do you recommend in your local area? Comment below.

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