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Walks That End At The Pub

Come rain or shine, pub walks in Cornwall are always a great pastime, balancing time spent admiring the great outdoors of our beautiful county, with the appreciation of some of our beloved Cornish pubs. Here are our top 10 walks in Cornwall that end at the pub!

The Alverton to Malpas

One of the easiest walks in the Cornish capital. Set off down the hill from The Alverton and make sure to hang a left at the roundabout. Take a leisurely stroll along Truro River past locals favourite Sunny Corner towards the village of Malpas. Whet your appetite at the award-winning Heron Inn with a pint served alongside panoramic views across the estuary, before heading back to The Alverton to try something delicious from our menu

Flushing to Falmouth

Starting at Flushing, gaze across the Carrick Roads where you’ll be able to spot your end destination, The Working Boat. The walk from Flushing to Falmouth takes in sweeping river vistas and bobbing boats, as you stroll the scenic route across the coastal path. 

End at The Working Boat for smooth brews and harbour views at the dog-friendly pub. If you’ve worked up an appetite, try something scrumptious from their menu full of hearty Cornish pub classics.

Durgan to Helford Passage

The Helford River offers the most beautiful coves and hamlets to explore for walkers and wild swimmers. Start your adventure at Durgan, and head up the hill to begin your walk along a picturesque coastal path for unspoilt scenery of the bay, passing by subtropical gardens and secret beaches. 

The Ferryboat Inn is a popular family and dog-friendly pub that has a front row seat by the water’s edge. Whether you’re visiting in the colder months for a hot chocolate, or basking under the Cornish sunshine with a cold pint in the beer garden, The Ferryboat is a great Cornish pub to tick off your bucket list. 

Holywell to Perranporth

This coastal walk in North Cornwall starts and ends at two iconic beaches. Start at surfing hot spot Holywell, famous for its grassy dunes and breathtaking sunsets, and make your way towards Perranporth. This walk passes by some fascinating historical landmarks right on top of the cliffs, including the remains of a derelict military camp.

Pay a visit to The Watering Hole, the UK’s only live music bar on the beach. Located on the soft sands of Perranporth, it’s a brilliant year-round location for enjoying a tipple or two.

The Lizard to Cadgwith Cove

Next up on our top 10 pub walks in Cornwall, we’re heading to the most southerly point of the UK, to the sleepy village of The Lizard. Tranquillity, tradition, and a real sense of community spirit oozes from this region of Cornwall, parts of which almost seem untouched by time. 

Some of the highlights of this walk include The Lizard lighthouse, the RNLI station, Church Cove, and the Devil’s Frying Pan. End at the neighbouring village of Cadgwith, to be greeted with charming thatched roofs and fishing boats. The Cadgwith Cove Inn offers a perfect pitstop for refuelling. 

Loe Bar to Porthleven

Loe Bar is a treacherously beautiful beach near Helston, famous for its naturally formed sandbar that separates Loe Pool and The English Channel. It’s hard to believe underneath the calm exterior, lies deadly riptides – which means sea swimming on this particular walk is an absolute no-go. 

However, the views are still stunning on this route, passing Loe Bar and entering the famous seaside town of Porthleven, with its iconic clocktower. There are a couple of different pubs you can frequent in Porthleven. We’d definitely recommend The Harbour Inn if you’re looking for a pub with al fresco seating overlooking the harbour.

Porthcurno to Treen

One of the more remote pub walks in Cornwall, head to the iconic Porthcurno Beach, home to white sand dunes, the Minnack Theatre, and distinguished rock formations. Spend a morning exploring the cliff-top amphitheatre, before making your way along the coastal path, passing the spectacular turquoise waters and untouched sand at Pedn Vounder. 

Cut inland across the grass and gorse to the village of Treen, and visit The Logan Rock Inn. The sixteenth century, quintessentially English pub is named after the iconic rock formation a short walk away. 

Zennor to St Ives

This particular coastal walk is less of a stroll, more of a hike, and best suited for a more seasoned walker. With slightly more tricky sections that require clambering over obstacles like big boulders, and uneven paths, the challenge is worth the rewards. Pack your binoculars and keep an eye out for ocean wildlife such as seals, choughs, and gannets. 

Ending at St Ives, one of the crown jewels of the West Cornish coastline, you’re absolutely spoilt for choice on pubs in this town. The Sloop Inn, The Lifeboat Inn, and Beer & Bird are all great options!

Land’s End to Sennen Cove

Last up on our list of pub walks in Cornwall is the breathtaking walk from Land’s End to Sennen Cove. Start at the famous signpost and embark on the coastal walk towards Sennen, passing landmarks including Land’s End lighthouse, an old abandoned shipwreck, and Sennen’s RNLI station. 

Perched just metres from the seafront and surf, The Old Success Inn offers cosy interiors and a roaring fireplace for winter walks, and a large ocean-view beer garden for al fresco food and drinks in the summer.

Pentewan to Mevagissey

One of the more challenging walks, this one isn’t for the faint-hearted – but the epic clifftop views make the thigh-burning hills all worth it. Starting at the coastal village of Pentewan near St Austell, clamber up a rather steep coastal path, through undulating fields that hug the ocean. 

Descend into the postcard-perfect fishing port of Mevagissey, and treat yourself to a well earned drink at The Fountain Inn. Buried under a veil of ivy and flowers, it’s a charming local pub and a must-visit.


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