October Walking Guide
10 September 2015
The closing months of Summer and transition into Autumn are arguably Cornwall's most magical months. We've put together a guide to some of our favourite walks to share with you...
South West Coast Path – East Route (Falmouth/St Mawes – Portscatho 8-16 miles/4-6 hrs approx)
This world famous walk is enjoyed by thousands each year and follows a cliff top route steeped in scenery and wildlife.
Ferry details – Starting from Falmouth :
From Falmouth - Take the St Mawes Ferry and change for the Place Ferry once in St Mawes. Jump off the Place ferry at Place and join the South West Coast Path leading you along the coast to St Anthony Head. Continue past Porthbeor Beach heading towards Portscatho where you can grab some well earned lunch.
Make your way back to the Place Ferry. When leaving Portscatho, take the lane passing Treloan Farm towards Porth. From here, follow the signs that will take you along the shores of Porth Creek to North Hill the
You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to picnicking on this walk, with a choice of 4 main beaches as well as many other spots along the way. Stock up on refreshments in St Mawes at Café Chandlers or St Mawes Bakery where you can grab a pasty, sandwiches or some deli goods.
TIP – refreshments are scarce on this side of the river until you reach Portscatho (4 miles on from the ferry landing).
Trelissick Woodland Walks
The best of both worlds - this route provides excellent views of the river and takes you past many small creek inlets as well as through dense and rich forest. This walk is stunning and unique in each season – a great family choice.
Starting from Falmouth – Take the Enterprise Boats service from the Prince of Wales pier to Trelissick.
Starting from Truro – Take the Enterprise Boats service to Trelissick.
South Route (1.5 miles/1-2 hrs approx.)
Starting at Trelissick car park, head South down the hill towards Channals Creek. Once at the beach here, turn left joining the path that runs around the top of the creek – the route is clearly signposted from here.
Upon reaching the road, turn left back up towards the car park.
North Route (2 miles/1-2 hrs approx.)
Starting at Trelissick car park, walk down the road down towards the King Harry Ferry. Instead of continuing all the way down to the ferry landing, turn left to join the National Trust path. Continue through the woods until you see the sign that leads you back up towards the gardens.
North & South (3.5 miles/2-3 hrs approx)
Combine these two walks, beginning by walking the South walk and connecting to the North walk path when arriving at King Harry Ferry.
Trelissick Gardens (National Trust)
There is a tea shop on site where your car is parked where you can grab a light lunch or cake.
St Mawes – The Oyster Way – St Just Church
Head towards the castle and join the National Trust path. Continue for roughly 1.5 miles until you reach the church where you can explore the sub-tropical gardens that surround it. To return to St Mawes, we recommend that you return back along the coastpath rather than take the road route as the oncoming traffic can be frequent.
From Falmouth – Take the St Mawes Ferry from Custom House Quay or Prince of Wales Pier.
From Truro – Take the 10 15 Enterprise Boats service to St Mawes OR use the King Harry car ferry service leaving from Feock to cross over to Philleigh – St Mawes is a 4.5 mile drive from the ferry landing.
Top Tip Use your Fal River Mussel Card Visitor (£19) to hop on hop off all the services on the Fal River links map Timetables Enterprise Boats (Truro/Falmouth/Trelissick/St Mawes) St Mawes Ferry (St Mawes only) King Harry Ferry (Car ferry between Feock and Philleigh - lands 5 miles from St Mawes)