Calling all Trailblazers and lovers of the Path – join our Trailblazer Walk and help celebrate our 50th anniversary and 50 years of protecting, caring for and sharing the amazing South West Coast Path!

Join the South West Coast Path Association 50th Anniversary Trailblazer Walk  – an epic 630 mile relay hike which is open to anyone and everyone.  You can join just a morning or afternoon walk on your favourite stretch of the Path or take on a number of sections. The walk starts in Minehead on 12 May and South Haven Point on 27 May with a finish point at Royal William Yard, Plymouth on 15 June where the charity will celebrate its golden milestone.
It is FREE to take part but there are limited spaces per walk and booking is essential.
Grab your ticket on Eventbrite 


Are you visiting Padstow for the first time and want to know all about it? Or maybe you’ve been before and have wandered around the town looking at the old buildings and wondered about their history? Find out more about Abbey House (the old property over looking the harbour) or discover how the town got its name!  Why not call into our office and find out more – our town trail is approximately 1.5 miles long and should take just over an hour. The printed guide is full of historical details and photos, a bargain at just £2.75!

Please call into our office if we can be of further help about the trail or other local walks. Find us in the Mariner’s Clock Building on South Quay-opposite The Harbour Office.





A delightful circular route (approximately 5 miles, taking 3 hours) with amazing views of the Camel Estuary, this walk can start from Padstow or Little Petherick.  Be aware that part of the walk is impassable when the tide is high and it can be muddy, but the stunning glimpses of the river make it worth the effort. When starting from Padstow you begin by following The Saints Way-continue along Dennis Lane to the end, where the footpath leads up to the top of Dinas Hill, near to the Queen Victoria Obelisk. From here you follow the footpath along the creek to Little Petherick. Crossing the bridge you will find another footpath on the other side of the creek, which leads you back to the Camel Trail, bringing you back into Padstow across the old iron railway bridge.

Please call into our office for further help. We have a selection of free maps and our town guide or you can buy a delightful printed guide which contains details of the route and historical information about the features you will pass on the walk. Find us in the Mariner’s Clock Building on South Quay-opposite The Harbour Office.


If you’d like to explore the other side of the river, this delightful walk of about 3 miles (with alternative routes to extend or shorten your return) could be just right for you. Starting with a ride on the Black Tor Passenger Ferry, across to the other side of the Camel Estuary, this walk takes in St Enodoc Church where the Poet Laureate, Sir John Betjeman is buried. The mainly flat walk passes through sandy grassland, taking in the site of Bronze Age burial mounds and a Roman encampment.

Please be aware that the ferry departs from 2 different points depending on the state of the tide. Call into our office for further help or to buy our printed guide (75p) which contains details of the route and information about the features you will pass on the walk. You can find us in the Mariner’s Clock Building on South Quay-opposite The Harbour Office.


Photos courtesy of Kate Whis


If you’re in the Padstow area and looking for a walk (about 7 miles, but can be shorter) this is not to be missed! Nowhere in Cornwall will you find a greater variety of scenery on a relatively short walk. The first part takes you along the side of the Camel Estuary with views across to Rock, Brea Hill, Daymer Bay and Pentire Point. Turning out of the estuary, the walk continues along the Coast Path along the craggy cliffs towards the village of Trevone before heading back across several fields, towards Padstow, passing the delightful Prideaux Place enroute. At all stages of the walk there are stunning views and glimpses of the estuary that you wouldn’t normally see. The route is clearly waymarked and is suitable for most people.

Please call into our office for further help or to buy our printed guide (£1.75) which contains details of the route and information about the features you will pass on the walk. You can find us in the Mariner’s Clock Building on South Quay-opposite The Harbour Office.


Photos courtesy of Kate Whis

If you enjoy visiting stately homes and their grounds, Prideaux Place and Pencarrow House are a must to visit whilst holidaying in Cornwall.

Prideaux Place situated in Padstow is a beautiful 400 year old family owned Elizabethan Manor, with their grounds and Terrace Café open serving light lunches, the best cream teas and a selection of local beers and spirits.  For more information visit

Just a ten minute drive from Wadebridge you will find Pencarrow House, with 50 acres of gardens to explore and trails for children, guided tours around the house and the Peacock Café serving homemade cakes, lunches and refreshing drinks. For more information visit

For anyone who doesn’t know the area, The Camel Trail is an 18 mile cycle way which passes through some of the most spectacular countryside in the south west. Following the disused railway which was once used by the London and South West Railway, the trail runs along next to the stunning Camel Estuary (the river taking its name, not from the animal, but from an old Cornish word meaning ‘crooked’) from Padstow to Wadebridge. It then continues through the beautiful, wooded Camel Valley to Bodmin and beyond.

For those of you with your own bikes (or those who just want to walk along the trail) call into our office to pick up a free map of the route. Alternatively, you can chose to hire a bike locally. Trail Bike Hire,  conveniently located at the very start of the trail has a wide range of cycles, suitable for all the family (even the four legged ones!)



If you want to start your ride in Wadebridge Bridge Bike Hire also offer everything you need.



Whichever company you chose to use, at busy times its worth pre-booking your bikes, to avoid disappointment.


If you’re planning a visit to Bodmin, the previous county town of Cornwall, here are some attractions not to be missed!

For more history why not visit Bodmin Keep which is over 160 years old and is the historic home of the Army in Cornwall.  This former headquarters of the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry houses the museum, with more than three hundred years of military history, a library and meeting rooms. Follow the link to find out more and pre book your tickets

Just outside Bodmin you’ll find one of Cornwall’s hidden gems-Cardinham Woods. Nestled in a beautiful valley with a bubbling stream, this mixed woodland offers walking routes, family-friendly play and picnic areas and fantastic mountain bike trails. Follow this link for more details

Also based in Cardinham Woods is Badger Forest School-a unique outdoor learning experience and opportunity to connect with nature, for anyone aged from 1 to 99! Follow this link for more details

If you’re in the Padstow area and fancy a game of golf take a look at these options!

Trevose Golf and Country Club is situated on one of the most beautiful stretches of the North Coast of Cornwall offers three golf courses, catering for golfers of all standards. The Championship Course ranks as one of the top links courses in the British Isles. The Headland Course is the ideal 9 hole alternative to The Championship Course with a challenging layout and fast greens. The Short Course is ideal for beginners, juniors and those more accomplished golfers looking to refine their short game. 


The Point at Polzeath Golf Club sits just above the Camel Estuary (5 miles from Wadebridge and a mile from Rock). The 18 hole golf course has stunning views out over Hayle Bay and Pentire Point. The course is a real challenge for golfers of all standards and the greens are now considered to be among the best in the county.


And for any less experienced or less ambitious players (or just for a bit of fun?) what about Greens in Padstow. Traditional family fun with a modern twist! They have created a Golf Garden with sculptures and specimen planting to accompany your journey around their unique 18 hole mini golf course. The space is constantly changing throughout the seasons as the new planting comes to life! Greens crazy golf boasts some of the best views in Padstow.


Trevose Golf and Country Club is an ideal place to stay, play and dine in Cornwall: located on the Trevose Head Heritage Coast, only a short distance from the beautiful Padstow and the Seven Bays, they provide an array of activities and accommodation, in addition to their famous seaside golf course.

Golf Galore!

Quite arguably the main draw of Trevose is their gorgeous set of coastal golf courses:

The Championship Course – with all 18 holes laid out in front of you, the sights and sounds of the Atlantic Ocean will take your breath away. In keeping with most Colt designs the course is set out in two loops of 9 holes. The front 9 holes hug the sand dunes and coastline, offering some spectacular views out to sea. The back 9 holes offer a different, but no less demanding, test of golf as you head inland and then back towards the clubhouse.

The Headland Course – Whether you’re an experienced golfer looking to fine tune your game, less experienced (intermediate level) but looking to improve your skills or simply looking for a course to try out some new tips picked up from the Professional then this course is for you. Measuring a little over 3,000 yards the course winds its way out to Trevose Head, opening up one of the most picturesque views you are ever likely to find on a golf course.

The Short Course – Set in and around the ruins of the Chapel of St Constantine (dating back to C15) the Short Course provides an excellent test of golf for beginners and juniors and, equally, for the seasoned golfer wanting to brush up on their short game. Each hole provides its own unique challenge, and it’s the perfect place to try out new shots, fine tune your skills or put in to practice the lessons learnt from the teaching Professionals. This course has something for everyone and if you’re embarking on your maiden golfing experience you will find it enormous fun.

There is something for everyone at Trevose- whether you are a seasoned player, or just a beginner, the 3 courses are bound to impress! And if you don’t want to lug around your equipment around the county, have no fear! Trevose offers hireable sets of golf clubs, motor caddys and electric buggys for all of your golf-related needs. While there, why not take advantage of their Performance Centre: a high tech, modern practice facility, complete with the latest Trackman launch monitor, GASP video analysis system, 8 covered practice bays and an onsite custom club fitting service!

…And much more!

Golf isn’t the only attraction at Trevose Country Club, as they offer a wide range of activities and facilities to partake in!

Treat yourself at the wonderful Massage & Beauty Salon – Take some time to relax and unwind whilst on holiday at Trevose. They provide a variety of massages, from deep tissue to aromatherapy, as well as a number of beauty treatments including facials, mani/pedicures and waxing. For those looking for the ultimate in relaxation, why not try their Reflexology Treatment, designed to help all of your body’s natural systems.

Get outside and play – Apart from their golf courses, Trevose is also home to a swimming pool that is located in close proximity to the Clubhouse. It comes complete with on site changing facilities and a spacious outside area to relax, sunbathe or simply unwind. The pool is heated and is open from mid May until mid September (weather permitting), with a pool attendant on duty at all times. They also have a number of high-quality tennis courts available for hire year-round!

Stay and dine – If you want the Atlantic Ocean practically on your doorstep, then the Trevose Golf and Country Club cottages and apartments are for you! Imagine waking up to the sound of crashing waves, sea gulls singing and the cleansing scent of fresh Cornish sea air. Every effort has been made to ensure the accommodation will provide you with a comfortable and relaxing stay. Catering for groups of between 2 to 6 persons, they have a range of accommodation types to suit all budgets. Also on-site is Constantine- the club’s gourmet restaurant: with stunning views out over the Atlantic, Constantine aims to deliver quality local seafood, meat and produce fresh to your plate. All you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the sights of local fishermen working their pots in the distance as the waves roll in to Constantine and Booby’s Bays in the distance.

If you’d like to know more about Trevose and what they can offer you on your next holiday, visit the website.