Dog Friendly Autumn in St Ives

Conor Fletcher

Autumn is almost upon us and with that means a vast expansive countryside to explore with your four legged friend. With a plethora of beaches surrounding us in St Ives you can enjoy a morning stroll with your four legged friend before heading out across the coast to take in more of the picturesque surroundings.

Walking in Autumn

One of the most enjoyable things to do in autumn is take long days out making the most of the outdoors, with cooler weather setting in there's no reason not to get out and discover our top three walks around St Ives, perfect for you and your four legged friend while staying in our dog friendly cottages in Cornwall.

1.) St Ives circular walk

Walk towards the far end of Porthmeor Beach and make your way to Man's Head from here you can follow the coastal path and take in some of the sights of Cornwall's picturesque sights. About a mile after you've set off you will reach a turning away from the sea heading inland, take this route to make your way towards Burthallan Lane to weave your way back to St Ives. Burthallan Lane will cross into Alexandra Road, at this point take a left turn and follow the road back towards the top of Porthmeor Hill before working your way back to the Sail Lofts.

2.) St Ives to Carbis Bay

One of the easiest walks from St Ives this journey allows you to meander across the path overlooking the sea, giving you some spectacular views to take in. You can follow the path from Porthminster Beach and take the gentle incline further up to make your way toward Carbis Bay. This can be the best way to start your day with the sun breaking over the horizon and a great way to get your four legged friend out for a nice early walk.

3.) St Michael's Way

St Michael's Way is known as a pilgrim's route, as those travelling from Wales and Ireland made their way across the country by foot rather than sailing around Land's End. This is the shortest route through the heart of the county and makes its way from Lelant to Marazion. The 12 mile route can be strenuous at times but will give you and your dog some of the best sites of both coastlines as you reach the mid point of the journey and can look upon St Ives Bay and Mount's Bay. You can take a look at the full route at the link below but this is a perfect day out from St Ives in which you can either take the train or bus for the return journey.

Take a look at the St Michael's Way Route

Wherever you go there's sure to be a fun-filled journey with your four legged friend this autumn. Staying in our luxury dog friendly accommodation in St Ives means you can enjoy the best that Cornwall has to offer from the heart of St Ives so why not find out more and get your next adventure planned?