Out of all the regions and counties where you could go walking in England
or the United Kingdom
, the South West county of Cornwall is one of the most idyllic. Spanning a peninsula of rolling moors and picturesque coastline jutting out into the Celtic Sea, Cornwall is home to Lizard Point, the most southerly location in the United Kingdom, while the rocky promontory of Land's End is the most south-westerly point on the mainland.
With the Gulf Stream bringing warm water and weather, Cornwall is blessed with a maritime climate that feels more akin to the Mediterranean than the rest of England. The southern coast is even called the Cornish Riviera. This makes it a fantastic destination for walking, from hiking along the rocky Cornish coastline with its colorful fishing villages, boat-filled harbors, and sandy beaches to meandering over lush, green, peaceful hills and moors. Here's everything you need to know about walking in Cornwall.