Find the nearest Landscapes & Nature in Cornwall
Our Landscape and Nature category brings all Coast Radar’s Cornwall listings related to looking for something to do or a place to visit together where they offer some form of the countryside or coast path based activity.
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- The coastal path passes through Polzeath in one direction to Rock, and in the other through New Polzeath, Pentire Point and along miles of stunning coastline. On the headland of The Rumps is the Iron-Age cliff castle. This fort with superb coastal vistas has a triple rampart and ditch system protecting the headland.
- Golitha Falls on The River Fowey are a set of waterfalls located to the south of Bodmin Moor. There is a 1-3-mile (4.8 km) riverside walk, from the visitor car park. The River Fowey descends through a wooded granite gorge, most of which is now a National Nature Reserve.
- Dodman Point is a 400-foot (120 m) high headland that was once an Iron Age promontory fort. At its seaward end is a large granite cross, erected to help protect shipping from this headland. It is mentioned in the shanty Spanish Ladies. Below the large stone cross, there is a way down to the bottom of the small cliffs and there is some climbing there on the faces. Mainly bouldering as it is rarely climbed and so there are no fixed anchor points.
- St Agnes Head is on Cornwall’s north Atlantic Ocean coast and part of the St Agnes Heritage Coast that stretches from Godrevy Head in the south to St Agnes Head. At their height about 100 mines employed 1000 miners across this dramatic coastal landscape. Mining came to an end in the 1920s and many of these mines are still on view for tourists today. For more information visit the St Agnes Head National Trust website
- Trewithen is a private estate that has been home to the same family for more than 300 years boasting one of the loveliest gardens in England. An International Camellia Garden of Excellence, Trewithen’s horticulture, trees, intriguing pathways and unexpected treasures are both memorable and exceptional. The Gardens and House are open from March 1st to June 30th plus August Bank Holiday Monday. Due to the limited opening prior booking is recommended.
- St Michael’s Mount, a rocky island crowned with medieval church and castle. One of England’s most famous and dramatic coastal attractions. The oldest surviving buildings date from the 12th century, when a Benedictine priory was founded here. Accessible on foot at low tide across a causeway, at other times it is reached by a short boat trip. The island is managed by the National Trust and includes cafe/restaurant and shop. The gardens have limited opening times as they can’t cope with the large amount of summer visitors, see the National Trust website for more information.
- Tregothnan has been home to the Boscawen family since 1334. and has the largest historic botanical garden in Cornwall. In particular, Tregothnan began supplying Britain’s first homegrown tea in 2005. Tregothnan is a private garden and tours by appointment only 24 hours notice required. Shop open to the public Monday to Friday.
- St George’s Island is also known as Looe Island, a small island about a mile offshore from Looe in Cornwall. Owned and managed by the Cornwall Wildlife Trust charity. The Island is approx. 22.5 acres (9 ha) in area and a mile (1.6 km) in circumference with the highest point being only 47 metres (154 ft). The landing fees and other income is devoted to conserving the island’s natural beauty and providing facilities. Open during the summer to day visitors arriving by the Trust’s boat from Looe. A small visitor centre can provide you with a self-guided trail map.
- Tresco Abbey Gardens are located over 17 acres on the island of Tresco in the Isles of Scilly. The gardens were established in the nineteenth-century by Augustus Smith. At the entrance to the garden is the Visitor Centre with a gift shop, a cafeteria and a history room.
- Bodmin Beacon Local Nature Reserve covers some 87 acres of traditionally managed farmland, public space and community woodland. The reserve has a range of paths that criss-cross the area and woodland. The Beacon is a rounded hill and at its highest point of 162m has the 44m monument to Sir Walter Raleigh Gilbert built in 1857. The reserve has a small car park and picnic area but no toilet facilities.