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Exploring Cornwall: Dog walk along Gwithian Towans and lunch at the Red River Inn

We had the pleasure of dog-sitting for the in-laws at the weekend and decided to make the most of the good weather by dragging the poor pooch for an epic walk down to Gwithian. We had to navigate our way down some pretty treacherous roads to get there (being car-less) but the walk along the towans was pretty beautiful.

Gwithian Towans dog walk

Gwithian Towans dog walk

Dogs aren’t allowed on Gwithian Beach in the summer until 7pm, so we stuck to the greenery, basking in the sun and taking in the gorgeous views. The dog was pretty keen for a lie-down before long, having made dozens of two and four-legged friends on his travels.

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Gwithian Towans dog walk

The weather report predicted a semi-cloudy afternoon but we soon had to get out of the direct sunlight for fear of having an unconscious dog on our hands! We took him to cool off in a mini-lake before tracking down something to eat.

 

Gwithian Towans dog walk

Gwithian Towans dog walk

As we made our way across the towans we came across not one, or even two, but three closed cafes! What’s that about on a late spring Sunday?

Sunset Surf Cafe

The Jam Pot Cafe

The sandsifter

We decided walking back through Gwithian rather than navigating the traffic with the dog again was a safer option. We’d need to build some strength first, though, and sampled the menu at the Red River Inn. We went for steak and stilton ciabattas with a side of chips and two rounds of cider and cokes – not bad for £32! The food is well worth it and I highly recommend it if you’re ever in the area.

Gwithian dog walk

The Red River Inn

The Red River Inn

The Red River Inn

I’ll be sharing more scenic walks in Cornwall throughout the summer. Which routes are your favourites?

2 thoughts on “Exploring Cornwall: Dog walk along Gwithian Towans and lunch at the Red River Inn”

  1. I’ve never been to the red river inn to eat! It looks great. It’s a shame that the other ones were shut because they’re really yummy places. But i’m definitely going to give this one a try next time we’re over here. x

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