Wild Swimming Walks Cornwall


28 coast, lake and river days out

By Matt Newbury and Sophie Pierce

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28 coast, river and beach days out

UPDATE: the land owners at Cardinham Moor lake (chapter 4) have put up No Swimming signs. There is another dip on the walk

Wild Swimming Walks Cornwall leads you on 28 adventures into the magical and ancient landscape of Cornwall. Discover secret coves and tiny harbours, and dive into emerald creeks and sparkling seas. Complete with photos, maps and practical guidance, and rich in local history and legend, this book will appeal to wild swimmers, family explorers, nature lovers and walkers alike.

JOIN THE ADVENTURE with the best-selling Wild Swimming Walks series and explore Cornwall’s spectacular coast, wooded estuaries and moorland rivers.

  • Discover mermaid pools and coral sands in Penwith
  • Bathe by standing stones on Bodmin Moor
  • Swoosh down the Tamar at historic Cotehele
  • Glide under willows in the valleys of the Fal
  • Float on azure waters in Nanjizal sea cave
  • Follow smugglers’ paths  at Prussia Cove

Including detailed directions, maps and downloadable route information to print out or take with you on your phone or tablet.


Matt Newbury is an author and events manager. His swimming challenges include escaping from Alcatraz and swimming to the Isle of Wight.

Sophie Pierce is a writer and broadcaster who is never happier than when in the water, though she seems to have an uncanny ability to attract seals and jellyfish.

They are also the authors of Wild Swimming Walks Dartmoor and South Devon.


The Walks

Northcott Mouth and Bude Circular
St Nectan’s Glen and Bossiney Haven Circular
Pentire, Lundy Hole and Port Quin Circular
Cardinham Moor Lakes Circular
Little Petherick Creek Circular9
Trescore Islands Circular
Holywell Bay and St Cuthbert’s Well Circular
St Agnes and Chapel Porth Circular
Carn Marth Quarries Circular
Portreath and Tehidy Country Park Circular
St Ives Steam and Swim
St Just Circular
Porthgwarra and Nanjizal Circular
Perranuthnoe and Prussia Cove Circular
Mullion Figure of Eight
Poltesco and Cadgwith Circular
Frenchman’s Creek Circular
Mabe Quarry Circular
Trelissick Figure of Eight
St Anthony Head Circular
Gorran Haven Circular
Charlestown Circular
Readymoney Beach to Polridmouth Figure of Eight
Lanhydrock Circular
Looe Estuary Adventure
Minions to Goldiggins Quarry Circular
Portwrinkle and Sheviock Circular
Cotehele and Tamar Swoosh

Also by the same authors Wild Swimming Walks Dartmoor and South Devon


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