Hayle, Cornwall. Famous for its three mile stretch of soft golden sand, stretching from St Ives to Godrevy Lighthouse. Popular with holiday makers and offering a wide variety of activities and facilities just a short distance from the sea and one of the UK's most beautiful bays.

Boats in Hayle Harbour

Walkers are Welcome

The Walkers are Welcome UK Network is a nationwide initiative launched in 2007 to encourage towns and villages to be ‘welcoming to walkers’.

The Hayle Walkers are Welcome status covers the area of Hayle, Gwinear-Gwithian and St Erth and, thanks to the work of the Hayle Area Plan team and the Walkers are Welcome Steering Group, it was the first area in Cornwall to be awarded this status. The Hayle area Walkers are Welcome is open to all, whether you like long walks (with watering holes), short scenic walks, town walks (with shopping stops), historic walks or just like reading about them.  Committee Meetings are held once every two months, are brief, relaxed, and not taxing.  If you would like to find out more please contact our Chair, John Nunn, by email waw@hayletowncouncil.net or phone 01738 759686.


There is a plethora of published walks available for download, please see the links in the next section.

Hayle's WALKERS ARE WELCOME have produced three Family Activity Trails: The Copperhouse Family Activity Trail, The St Erth Family Activity Trail and The Gwinear-Gwithian Family Activity Trail.  Please click on the images below to download your copy.   

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Click HERE for more town WALKS AND INFORMATION LEAFLETS from Hayle Town Council website (make sure you scroll through the whole page!).  Other projects are in the pipeline "watch this space".

Walk4Life invited the Hayle Area Walkers are Welcome Group to make use of their facilities for posting walks on their web site. You can view, download and print individual walk routes drawn on the OS map for the area together with the walk description documents for free by entering your postcode in the space provided or from the Walk4Life site by clicking here.