Stroll from Sunrise to Sunset with Unique Cornish Walks
18 Sep 2014
- Walk on Fistral Beach’s golden sands and watch the Atlantic’s crashing waves
- Plan a walking route with 2728 miles of footpaths to enjoy
- Explore 300 miles of the famous South West Coast Path
- Refreshing Spa Break at The Headland Hotel
Perched on a north Cornish cliff top, surrounded on three sides by the Atlantic Ocean, The Headland is the ideal base for walking and exploring the rugged coastline this winter. For visitors with just a few days, The Headland have devised four walks around the Newquay area allowing walkers to explore the area and still make time to relax in Cornwall’s largest award winning spa.
• Walk 1 (6 Miles / 3 Hours) – The Headland Hotel to Fistral and the Gannel – this walk explores the coastal path encountering the 14th century Huer’s Hut and many beaches.
• Walk 2 (7 Miles / 3.5 Hours) – Newquay to Crantock. This walk crosses the River Gannel by footbridge which is covered at high tide, perfect for adventurers but attention to the tide timetable is necessary.
• Walk 3 (3.5 Miles / 2 Hours) – Porth and Watergate Bay. Explore the Barrowfields on this unique walk which is supposedly haunted in the evening!
• Walk 4 (5 Miles / 3 Hours) – Mawgan Porth and St Mawgan. This walk highlights the delights of a traditional Cornish picturesque, unspoilt village with plenty of steams and fields along the way to explore.
Throughout the winter months many of the beaches and walking routes are deserted and ideal for extensive exploration without the usual summer crowds. Public transport is available on most routes if the walking gets too much and The Headland is never too far away! The four walks listed here each offer views of the landscape from two different directions as walkers head out and return, the sea constantly there crashing into the rugged coastline. The many coastal towns, ports and villages are all linked by the coast path and visitors will experience Cornish hospitality throughout. Cornwall’s temperatures tend to be a few degrees warmer than the rest of the UK making walking in winter an enjoyable experience.
The Headland is the place to then wrap up and watch the windswept beach as sun sets. The sometimes wild winter landscape has resulted in many visitors enjoying ‘Storm Watching’ breaks from November, when salty spray from the Atlantic shoots high above the cliffs like a fireworks display. Inside, two restaurants facing the sea offer traditional Cornish cuisine while Cornwall’s largest spa with a leisure area is open until 10pm each day.
The spa includes six luxury spacious treatment rooms, a couples treatment room with its own hydrotherapy bath and a rhassoul mud room. The adjoining ‘Leisure Area’ includes a heated pool with a jet stream and bubble seats, Swedish sauna, Cornish salt steam room, aromatherapy showers and hot tub. In addition, The Headland is also home to a state-of-the-art Life Fitness gym.
Refreshing Spa Break
After all that walking enjoy a spa treatment. Spend two nights in a beautifully furnished bedroom, enjoy a full Cornish breakfast each morning, one luxurious 50 minute treatment per person and a delicious two course Spa lunch on one day. Priced from £300.00 based on two sharing for two nights. Until 30th November.
Walking is an all year, all weather pursuit, make relaxing an all year pursuit too with help from The Headland.
http://www.headlandhotel.co.uk Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1EW
01637 872211 twitter @HeadlandHotel
B&B priced from £89 per night based on two sharing