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Dog Friendly Recommendations

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The recent news about improved times of beach accessibility for dogs shows the importance of Dog owners’ need to enjoy time with mans best friend. The Waymarker is so lucky to be situated in the beautiful countryside of Cornwall, which is bursting with different sceneries and locations, many of which are perfect for dog walking. mary weston walk group

There are many inland trails, top of our recommendations is the tranquil Trelissick Woodland Walk, located near KingHarry Ferry. Over 30 acres of land to explore surrounding the stunning estate and over 5 miles of countryside to tire out the pooch. Another location bursting with woodland & lakes is Trehidy Woods, near the Camborne/Redrtuh/Pool area of Cornwall. Here, there is over 9 miles and 250 acres for man’s best friend to run around & explore – a doggy towel will be necessary!

For a more traditional, coastal Cornish dog-friendly walk, there is the 4.4 mile walk between Porthallow & Nare Point. Between these two stunning locations are dog-friendly beaches & pubs – a really lovely route to walk off your dinner.

Closer to the Waymarker is the dog-friendly walk around Loe Bar and Degibna, acknowledged as one of The Telegraph newspaper’s top5 walks in 2010 shortlist. Degibna is a mile or so long off-the-lead area with free parking. There is also a picnic area so you can sit down and watch your dog run freely whilst you enjoy the scenery.

In the spring the nearby “Bosahan Woods” is a bluebell idyll which makes up part of The Waymarker’s Quarry & Nature Trail.Bluebells bosahan

This is a stunning circular walk leaving from the cafe towards Constantine village which crosses the stream and returns uphill towards the farm of Meyn Pern. Dogs on leads are very welcome and the walk boasts some open Cornish farmland & areas of disused copper mining and Granite quarrying – perfect for those interested in Cornish mining heritage. For more details and images of the route visit . If you prefer a longer circuit the trail can continue beyond Constantine right down the valley to “Scott’s Quay” on the bank of the Helford River.

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Once you’ve worn out the dog and need to reenergise yourself, stop back at The Waymarker and order yourself a locally-sourced homemade lunch or traditional Cornish Cream Tea. If you are looking for somewhere to go with our dog to get out of the rain we are more than happy for you to use our covered outside area.


As the Best Café / Tearoom of 2016 according to the Cornish Tourism Awards, we have the perfect food, perfect atmosphere and perfect staff ready to welcome you and your furry friend!

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