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There are hundreds of wonderful walks in Cornwall, but it can be more difficult to select the right ones if you have young children with you. We've put together a few ideas for child friendly walks in Cornwall. If you know of any others, then please let us know!

Child Friendly Walks

The Mineral Tramways Footpath Devoran to Portreath

This flat pathway has wide gateways meaning that anyone trying to navigate a buggy will find it a breeze, and the section between Devoran and Bissoe is particularly flat. What was once working rail tracks for transporting minerals such as copper and tin to and from the quay at Devoran and the harbour at Portreath, is now a peaceful and fascinating cycle path full of wonderful flora and fauna, and some great views.
Approximately a mile away from Devoran on the Devoran to Portreath Mineral Tramway you will find the Bike Chain Bissoe Cycle hire. If you’re feeling brave you can hire a mountain bike with a tag along which converts a child’s bike into a safe and secure towed trailer – great fun for the kids but a bit of a strain on the parents!

Coastal footpath from Swanpool to Maenporth

This walk is not without its challenges if you have children in tow, but if there are a couple of you and you are both fairly able bodied and can do a bit of juggling with toddler and buggy, then this is a walk that is perfect for the family. The fact that this walk starts at a beach, passes by another beach and finishes at yet another beach can only help, and as much as the beaches will make this a great walk for the kids, the magnificent views that stretch down the coast for miles in both directions will make it for the adults.