Walks to Explore this Spring
2nd March 2018
Our favourite walks
With the temperatures beginning to rise and the beautiful floral displays coming into their own, Cornwall certainly has much to offer during spring. Here are just some of our favourite walks near Falmouth to explore at this time of year.
Starting in the picturesque village of Flushing you’ll head off along the coast, taking in the spectacular views across the Carrick Roads.On arriving at Mylor Harbour, we recommend stopping off for a coffee in the café or Castaways and enjoying the views of the water,as well as exploring the church (which has one of the oldest Celtic crosses in the country), before making the return journey back along the coastline.
Located on the edge of the River Fal, Roundwood Quay is an 18th Century quay with the remains of a wooded Iron Age fort. During spring, the woods are carpeted with bluebells, whilst the quay offers the perfect spot to stop and watch the boats sail by when the sun is shining. For those looking for a more strenuous stretch of the legs, the 4 mile Trelissick circuit is well worth exploring.
Providing the perfect opportunity to head across to St Mawes on the ferry from Falmouth, thislovely walk will take you along the Carrick Roads to the beautiful church in St Just.Along the way you’ll have the opportunity to see St Mawes Castle and take in the stunning views of Falmouth.
A fantastic way to explore the local beaches, you’ll start from Gyllyngvase Beach and head off along the coast path towards Swanpool and Maenporth (you’ll find the path at the far right of the beach when looking out to sea). We recommend stopping off for an ice cream at Swanpool, before continuing along the path to the sheltered cove of Maenporth Beach. Here you’ll find The Cove – the perfect place for lunch if you time it right!
Perhaps not technically classed as a ‘walk’, spring is a beautiful time of year to explore the valley garden – from the stunning camellia walk, to the delicate snowdrops and brightly coloured daffodils, there’s plenty to see as you stroll down to the sheltered beach at the bottom.