29th August 2018

Winter Walks | Falmouth and Beyond

As the autumnal light settles on the colours of the trees, it makes it an ideal time to explore the Cornish coast and countryside. Here are some favourite winter walking routes that will let you see some of the best of coast right on our doorstep...

Pendennis Point | Falmouth

A lovely walk on a crisp winters day, you’ll be able to admire the views as you make your way up towards the Point - with both the Lizard, as well as St Anthony’s Lighthouse on the other side of the bay visible on a clear day. Reaching the Point, you’ll also be able to see across to the Roseland Peninsula and down the River Fal. Don’t miss the chance to explore Pendennis Castle too – an iconic landmark, it’s packed full of history and enjoys spectacular views.

Falmouth to Portloe

Offering magnificent views of Falmouth, the River Fal and more, this route will first take you on the ferry over to St Mawes on the Roseland Peninsula - providing the perfect opportunity to take in the sights from the water. From there you’ll enjoy the views of from Carricknath Point and St Anthony Head, as well as the lovely beaches of Porthbeor, Porthcurnick, Pendower and Carne before you eventually end up in Portloe. Falmouth to Portloe is a fairly easy walk, we recommend stopping off in the village of Portscatho for some refreshments along the way.

Argal Reservoir | Penryn

Just over a ten-minute drive from us here in Falmouth, Argal Reservoir’s 2km circular walk takes you through stunning woodland and beautiful meadows, with plenty of perfect places to enjoy a winter picnic and hot chocolate with the family overlooking the water. If you don’t fancy taking your own supplies, you can also grab a coffee and some cake at Wild Vibes Cafe

Falmouth to Mylor Harbour

One of our favourites, Falmouth to Mylor - head to the Prince of Wales Pier and catch the ferry to Flushing to begin. From there you walk towards Mylor along the coast path around the headland, Trefusis Point. As you make your way down the path you’ll enjoy fantastic views -keep an eye out for the cave and steps cut into the stone too; these were used by the Trefusisfamily to transfer contraband goods ashore in days gone by. Reaching Mylor Harbour don’t miss the chance to tuck into some well-deserved refreshments at either Mylor Café or Castaways before heading back. 

St Anthony Head | Roseland Peninsula

The St Anthony Lighthouse lies at the southernmost tip of the Roseland Peninsula, an un-spoilt headland perfect for walking and for views across the Fal Estuary (the South West Coast Path passes along here). The lighthouse guards the entrance to the natural harbour of Falmouth and was built to keep boats safe from the Manacles rock. Its old officers' quarters are now converted into holiday cottages. Nearby are two sandy beaches: Great Molunan and Little Molunan. The latter is an ideal place to hunker down and spot rare birds and grey seals.