We have tried to answer all potential questions. If we haven’t answered your question please don’t hesitate to contact us.
If there is something you particularly want to find please discuss that with us and if its possible we will help to provide it.
” What wildlife will I see?”
Whilst Cornwall has some fantastic flora and fauna, wildlife is often by nature shy and elusive. Walking with Explore in Cornwall however, is a great way to get closer to our wildlife and we will always see something of interest, we know where to go to find breeding sea birds, Choughs, peregrines and iconic sea life such as Grey seals and basking sharks and sometimes dolphins.
Obviously we cannot guarantee a sighting of many creatures but we can usually guarantee some of the rarer plants and insects and more sedentary wildlife that often gets overlooked.
If there is something you particularly want to find please discuss that with us and if its at all possible we will help you achieve your wildlife wishes.
” How do I book?”
” How much does it cost?”
See each walk for full details but our prices start from £20 for individuals (£10 U18) up to £140 for a full exclusive day.
“Where do you walk?”
We are based in West Cornwall and many of our own walks are in the western half of the county but we provide walking across the whole of Cornwall – contact us to discuss your preferences.
“What do I need to bring?”
For half days you will need stout walking shoes or boots, something to drink and eat (lots of snacks are best) waterproofs (we can provide them if you haven’t got your own) maybe a spare layer depending on the time of year and sunglasses, suncream and a hat are a good idea.
- For cooler times of the year and days a warm hat and gloves are beneficial.
- For whole days, you will need a small packed lunch as well as snacks and plenty to drink.
- Not all walks pass suitable places to refill drinks or buy extra food.
“How far is it?”
With Explore in Cornwall it is not so much how far as how long will we walk. We go at a pace to take in our surroundings so a half day walk of 3 hours may actually only cover 3-4 miles but there is so much to see that is seems much further.
Whole days will vary in distance from 5 – 10 miles but will not normally take longer than 6-7 hours walking. See individual walks for more details.
” Do I need to be fit?”
You need to be able to walk for the half day or whole day you are booking – we are not providing adrenaline fuelled, challenge experiences but walking in Cornwall does involve steep hills and rough footpaths and tracks so a reasonable level of fitness is required.
” Can children come?”
Walking with younger folk is great fun and rewarding for them so we welcome youngsters of 7 and upwards. Under 18’s must be accompanied by a parent or other adult. For families the best option is often to book your own exclusive day – see private guiding for details.
” Can I bring my dog?”
If you have a dog you must contact us to discuss details before making your booking – the decision on allowing dogs along or not is entirely at the discretion of Explore in Cornwall. Not all walks are suitable for dogs as they can disturb some of the wildlife we are looking for.
When dogs do come along they must be kept on a lead at all times.
” Is it safe?”
Getting outdoors always comes with some level of risk but walking in Cornwall is generally a very safe activity, especially in the company of a qualified guide. Steve Crummay – your guide – is a qualified Mountain Leader, qualified to guide on the south west moors and uplands and has full first aid qualifications.
There are Risk Assessments and Emergency Procedures in place for our walks and activities and emergency equipment is carried on all walks. You must provide details of any medical conditions or any other potential issues before making a confirmed booking – see booking and terms and conditions
” How do I get there?”
Depending on where you are staying or coming from we can usually either collect you from your accommodation or a convenient meeting point – please discuss this with us when booking either on the phone or in e-mail
” Can you help with accommodation?”
We do not provide a booking service but can direct you to some fantastic accommodation both serviced and self catered –accommodation links