28th April 2020

Walks on and around the South West Coast Path

The South West Coast Path is a 630 mile long National Trail starting in Minehead, Somerset and finishing in Poole, Dorset.The Coast Path is just under a mile from The Royal Duchy Hotel. It is well known as one of the best walks in the world.

Meanwhile, The Royal Duchy Hotel is situated in the heart of Cornwall, making us the perfect place to stay for those looking for a walking paradise. 

Here are some walks from The Royal Duchy Hotel, produced in partnership with the South West Coast Path Association

Pendennis Castle Walk

Easy - 2.9 miles (4.6km)

A visit to Pendennis Point, where there have been fortifications defending Falmouth’s waterways for over two millennia. Also taking in the sandy beach at Gyllyngvase and the exotic plants along the seafront, the walk is mostly flat and on easy paths and pavements.

Swanpool & Falmouth Docks Walk

Moderate - 5.4 miles (8.6km)

A tour of some of the historical features of the British Empire’s second most important port, with its coastal artillery defences, the docks built after more than 16 thousand vessels visited in a nine-year period, and the Custom House Quay where the famous packet ships carried the post. A mostly level walk on pavements and good paths, with one relatively steep hill.

 

Rosemullion Walk

Challenging - 4.5 miles (7.2 km)

Starting as a headland walk with wide-ranging coastal views and banks of vivid wildflowers, this route sweeps into the inland waterways of the Helford River, where the Secret Intelligence Service based a flotilla for night-time missions across the Channel to France. None of the ascent or descent is steep, and the paths, though narrow, are along mostly easy terrain.