The Coast Path passes Porthcothan 600 yards from the house. There are local walks to suit everyone: round the nearby headlands; along Constantine beach and up to Trevose Head; or to Stepper Point after a visit to Padstow Farm Shop. Serious walkers can take the Path 14 miles north past all the 7 Bays into Padstow, or go south past Bedruthan Steps to St Morgan.
The headlands from Bedruthan Steps to Padstow and on to Port Isaac and Tintagel are Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Much of it is owned and protected by the National Trust and inhabited by seasonal varieties of birds and wildflowers.
A regular bus service runs close to the Coast Path, so you can walk wherever and as far as you like and catch a bus back.
Click here to see a map of the Bedruthan to Padstow AONB.
The Camel Trail is fun for all ages - on foot or bicycle. This is a 12 mile traffic free path beside the River Camel on the old railway line between Padstow, Wadebridge and Bodmin and a 6 mile quieter section to Wenford Bridge on the borders of Bodmin Moor. It’s level and easy going and there are lots of places to stop and picnic or watch the wildlife.
Click here to see a map of the Camel Estuary AONB.