Cornwall is a county of dramatic coastline
and a seafaring history. It was also famous for tin mining and there used to
be a saying that there was no mine in the world without a Cornish miner at
the bottom of it. Sadly the tin mining has all but disappeared but a rich
legacy of industrial monuments remain in the shape of old mine buildings on
the north coast.
Cornwall has a distinct cultural identity and
had its own language.
The South West Coast Path is a National Trail
running for 630 miles from Minehead in Somerset to Poole
Harbour in Dorset which takes in all the Cornwall coast. This provides a multitude of
opportunities via circular routes, although some road walking, albeit on
quiet lanes, is often necessary to complete the loop.
The National Trail acorn symbol (see photo) indicates the
route of the Coast Path.
There are a series of Official
South West Coast Path Guides.
The Cornish coast includes many attractive
coves and quaint fishing villages.
Cornwall has long been a favourite holiday
destination and tourists are well catered for.
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If you will require accommodation when
visiting Cornwall, see Accommodation
for Walkers page.
you need to buy any hiking equipment/clothing before your trip see the Hiking
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