North Cornwall Coast Path, Cornwall
This fantastic stretch of the 630-mile South West Coast Path takes in some of the highlights of the north Cornwall coast. Starting at pretty Padstow Quayside there’s a gentle warm-up along the Camel Estuary, edged by white sand and blue sea to the right, and green fields to the left. Climbing up to the headland at Stepper Point, it’s straight into classic Cornish coastal scenery, with rugged, rocky cliffs dotted with the pale, sandy crescents of the bays. Reaching Trevose Head you’re greeted by views of most of the north coast, from Pendeen in the south to Hartland, over the Devon border, in the north. From here there’s a long stretch of golden beaches and intricate coast path that’s a joy to run, all the way to the vast sands of Watergate Bay, often voted one of the best beaches in the country. The final miles take you to the finish at Towan Head, just outside Newquay.
Running on the cliffs above Treyarnon Bay