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Our top tips...

Walking in this part of Cornwall is one of life’s great joys.

There is unrivalled variation in the walks on offer, from the tranquillity of woodland glades to the high drama of rugged cliff tops, however there are two things that remain constant through all the walks: preparation and safety.

Our top tips are designed to ensure you have the best possible walking experience and we recommend following them before you embark on any of the walks.

  • Don’t leave home without a map. You can pick up a copy of our area map for just £3 which is best used hand in hand with an Ordnance Survey map.
  • Wear suitable footwear and clothing. Make sure your shoes are sturdy and have a good grip. We like to wear layers when we’re walking then we’re never too hot or too cold. Waterproofs are a must if it looks like rain (check the forecast before you go) and so is a hat and sun cream if the sun is shining.
  • Fuel up. Make sure you have plenty of water with you if you’re taking on one of our longer walks. A hot thermos (tea, coffee or soup!) is always a treat on a cold day. High-energy snacks and a packed lunch should be an ever present in your day sack.
  • It's better together. If you are walking on your own make sure you tell someone where you are going, what your route is and what time you expect to be finished. We recommend walking in groups where possible.
  • Road safety. Some routes will take you onto the road. Make sure you face the oncoming traffic and are aware of your surroundings.
  • Pack the plasters. A basic first aid kit should be in your pack for any walks which are likely to last all day.
  • Love the area. Be a green walker and look after your surroundings. Take any litter home with you, stick to paths, keep dogs under control and don’t disturb livestock. With the Fal Mussel Card you can even leave the car at home.

All of our walks take in stunning scenery. Why not take a camera with you and share your pics with us?

E-mail them to info@falriver.co.uk and we’ll put them up on the website.


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Walks to do while you are here

Below you'll find a selection of some of our favourite walks which are great to do while you're on holiday in Cornwall.

The walks range from day-long hike to gentle strolls around quiet woodlands but we promise they'll all take you through some of the most beautiful parts of Cornwall.

If your planning on walking while you are here please drop in and see us at the office if you have any questions or need any advice.

Grab a Fal Mussel Card before you head off to save while you travel around the river. Enterprise Boats run regularly from the Trelissick Pontoon (a two minute walk away from the cottage) and will take you to Falmouth, Truro and St Mawes.

Porthbeor Walk

Walking to Porthbeor on the Roseland is a great adventure that everyone can enjoy.

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Caerhays to Dodman

Walk from the grandeur of Caerhays to the imposing majesty of Dodman Point.

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Bissoe & Back

Walk along the Coast to Coast Trail through hidden valleys and quiet villages.

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Mylor & Penryn Walk

An all day walk taking in the three villages of Mylor, Penryn and Flushing.

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Falmouth Beaches

Walk along Maenporth, Swanpool and Gyllyngvase Beach to St Michael's Hotel & Spa.

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Roseland Beaches

A stunning all day walk along the Roseland Peninsula following the coast path.

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Creeks & Cliffs

Take a magical journey around the Roseland Peninsula on this stunning walk.

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St Mawes Headland

A walk around the St Mawes headland past the castle and along the creek.

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Falmouth Town Walk

Enjoy a gentle walk through Falmouth with a healthy dose of maritime heritage.

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Fal River Walk

A walk along the banks of the Fal River from St Mawes to Smugglers Cottage.

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Roseland Ramble

A beautiful walk on the Roseland that takes in some of the finest scenery in Cornwall. Start this walk from the Place Ferry landing.

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Malpas to Tresillian

Walk from the lovely village of Malpas along the calming banks of the Fal River.

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Mylor Creek Walk

A beautiful little walk from the middle of Mylor Bridge along Mylor Creek.

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Woodland Walk

A great walk around the National Trust's Trelissick Garden and the Fal River.

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Helford Short Walks

Around the Helford River you can enjoy a series of achievable short walks.

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Meudon Walk

A walk from Meudon Hotel through lush gardens and across secluded beaches.

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Devoran Circular

Begin in Devoran and enjoy a series of short walks around the village and creek.

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Mawnan Smith Circular

A walk from Mawnan Smith through sub-tropical gardens and along the Helford River.

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Veryan Circular

Explore the dramatic beauty of Nare Head and Carne Beach on this happy hike.

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Truro Town Walk

Town and country come together in this walk that begins in the heart of Truro .

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Sloe Berry Stroll

A stroll along the banks of the Helford with the chance to grab some sloe berries.

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Portscatho for Lunch

An all day walk along the Roseland Penisula following the South West Coast Path.

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Trefusis Headland

A walk with great views across the Carrick Roads from Flushing to Mylor.

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Penmere Circular

A lovely walk around Falmouth starting at Penmere Station and taking in Swanpool.

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Little & Great Molunan

A short walk to a picturesque cove plenty of quirky nooks and crannies to explore.

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Pendennis Headland

Walk around the Pendennis Headland where you'll be rewarded with fantastic views.

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St Mawes to St Just

Walk from the historic Cornish fishing village of St Mawes to St Just and explore one of the most beautiful churches in the world.

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