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Fal River Walk

10 June 2012

Stunning walks around the Fal River raising money for charities.

Fal River Walk - Several routes encompassing iconic Cornish scenery, ferries and cream teas.

Raising money for local charities, the event has raised over £60,000 over the past four years.

This annual event is organised by the Rotary Club of Truro Boscawen. It has been running for several years and has proved a great success, and great fun, for all taking part and for the Charities who have benefitted. 

Choose between two scenic walks alongside the Fal River from Falmouth to St Mawes, including special boat and ferry crossings and both ending with a cream tea.

The aim of the event is to raise as much money as possible for the chosen charities of Phoenix Stroke Appeal, Marie Curie Care and local Rotary charities. Over the past four years the walk has raised over £60,000 for local charities, so please come and join us to increase that figure again this year.


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Check in at Ponsharden, Penryn, for departures across the Penryn River at 9.30am & 10.00am. Walkers will then head for Mylor, Pandora Inn (boat shuttle across the Restronguet Creek), Feock, North & South Woodland Walks at Trelissick, then to Trelissick Pontoon, (boat shuttle across the Fal to Turnaware), to Messack Farm, St Just in Roseland Church, St Mawes Castle and finish at the St Mawes Memorial Hall. Take a Rodda’s cream tea before returning to Falmouth by ferry.


The aim of the Event is to raise as much money as possible for the chosen charities and as a guide each walker should try to raise £100, either by being sponsored or by making a donation. This figure is not compulsory, however it’s in the spirit of the event that each participant makes a contribution to the good causes fund. Whatever the amount raised, the efforts made will be very much appreciated.


Application forms & details available at


Email: info@falriverwalk.org.uk

Phone: 01209 891771


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Check in at Ponsharden, Penryn, for departure at 12 noon by boat direct to the Trelissick Gardens’ Pontoon (just down river from King Harry Ferry). From the Pontoon walkers will then take a boat shuttle across the Fal to Turnaware. From Turnaware it’s the same as the Long Walk.

TEAM PRIZE: Team entries are welcome, maybe in fancy dress, with a prize of £150 Penrose Outdoors vouchers to be given to the team raising the most sponsorship. NB: between 4 & 6 in a team.

INDIVIDUAL PRIZE: Every walker raising £100 will be entered in a prize draw for £100 vouchers sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health .


A Registration Fee of £12.50 per person (online) or £15 by cheque, is payable upon submission of Application Forms. Income from this goes entirely towards the cost of holding the event – none of this money will provide anything for the charities. Event costs include the hiring of special ferries, all day parking, advertising, postage and provisions for the cream teas.

Gallery Fal River Walk 2012