We know your dog is part of the family and that’s why half of our cabins our pet-friendly offering your furry friend a family holiday they won’t forget in a hurry! If you’re looking for a dog walking holiday in Cornwall, keep reading! We have listed our top dog walks in Cornwall that everyone can enjoy, including you!
Just a short 20-minute drive away from our location at Deerpark, Ethy Woods is a great option if you’re looking for a short walk. With free parking and off lead areas, your four-legged-friend will love the short paddle across man made steppingstones. This circular walk lasts around half an hour to an hour plus depending on your pace.
Respryn Ramble Near Lanhydrock House
This circular walk is just 15-minutes away, located near the National Trust’s, Lanhydrock House Estate, offering fantastic scenery along the River Fowey, over Respryn Bridge and through semi-natural ancient woodland. Parking is available with a suggested donation of £2 to preserve the area, but National Trust members park for free. With three dog designating bathing areas, your dog will love splashing around, but ensure you stick to these spots as the river is also home to Otters. The designated bathing areas can be found on the bends in the river and there are places for your dog to paddle and deeper waters where they can swim. With a vast area to explore, this route can be completed in just 30 minutes, or longer if you take a more leisurely pace…
Just a 20-minute drive away from your cosy cabin, Cardinham Woods has a variety of routes, with most of them on flat or paved land. Some routes follow a fairly shallow river, which your pup will love cooling off in during the warmer months or simply splashing around in the cooler months. Dogs are allowed off lead in certain areas, so be sure to check the signs. At the end of your walk why not visit the dog-friendly café conveniently situated next to the car park, a hidden gem and a definite must. We recommend the Cornish cream tea, freshly baked to perfection!
Seaton beach is just 25-minutes away from Deerpark, with plenty of parking available. It offers a fantastic space for your pup to be completely free and off lead throughout the year. With various access points to the beach you’ll be spoilt for choice! This coastal walk can be enjoyed up to an hour and a half depending on your pace and don’t forget to stop off at Seaton Beach Café for a hot drink and a bite to eat. Inside you and your dog will receive a warm welcome and you will all be taken into the conservatory where towels and treats for the dogs await.
Mount Edgecumbe Country Park
A little further afield, this beautiful area has so much to offer. The 45-minute drive from your cabin is worth the extra journey time with lush parkland and fields leading to the beach along the coastal path. Don’t forget to pay for your parking before you enjoy exploring the area. There are off lead areas but bear in mind your dog must be kept on their lead from time to time as there is livestock along the way.
Dog walking holidays in Cornwall
Spending time in nature is good your wellbeing and it’s great for your pup to release some of that pent-up energy! Enjoy the views of the open countryside, along rugged coastlines and watch as your four-legged friend has their best ever dog walk in Cornwall.
Doggy do’s - what to remember?
Take your pets lead - many of these routes allow dogs to roam off-lead but remember to check signage just in case!
Scoop the poop - we know it’s not the nicest thing, but please bag it and bin it in one of the many designated dog bins provided. Help keep Cornwall clean.
Remain vigilant - many of the areas have information signs to help you along the way, always keep your pup in view and use a lead if requested.
Have fun - with miles of coastal paths and woodland areas waiting to be explored the possibilities are endless! What are you waiting for? Book your break today!