The Roseland & The Helford

18th/19th June 2022

Price

£95

Duration

2 Days

Description

Day One

Distance: Approx. 10 Miles
Walk Level: easy/moderate

We start the morning meeting on the Pier ready to board the St Mawes Ferry to take us over to the Roseland. Once we arrive there will be a short wait for the smaller Place ferry to take us across the water. We begin our walk in Place heading towards St Anthony Head where we will see St Anthony Lighthouse which was famously used in the opening titles of Fraggle Rock. We then make our way up to the lookout with spectacular views across Carrick Roads to Falmouth and Pendennis Castle. We then follow the spectacular coastline with far-reaching views of Nare Head. There will be an opportunity to stop for refreshments at Towan Beach. On from Towan we make our way along the gently undulating coastline until we reach the pretty little village of Portscatho which overlooks Gerrans Bay. We continue to our lunch stop by the pretty little beach of Porthkernick where the Hidden Hut awaits with a guaranteed lovely lunch. You may have already heard of the Hidden Hut which is now not so hidden after featuring in magazines and on a few TV programmes. After a lunch looking over the sea, we make our way back, we take a slightly different route back taking us through some beautiful woodland until we reach our return ferry. Once back Falmouth it will be alive with all the goings-on of the Sea Shanty for you to enjoy.

Day Two

Distance: Morning Walk Approx. 5 Miles Afternoon Walk Approx. 4 miles
Walk Level: Both walks are moderate

Day two begins with a short walk down to the Helford River Boats to enjoy a pretty, little boat trip across to the Helford to start our morning walk. We start the walk making our way to the village of Halvose and its thatched houses. Today the walks are about woodland and fields crossing some interesting stiles and discovering sheltered little coves and many creeks including Gillan. Please bring a flask today and your Walk Leader will bring cake or biscuits for you to enjoy on our morning stop looking over the creeks. This loop walk brings us back to Halvasoe and the Shipwright Inn where we will stop for lunch.

The afternoon walk is all about Daphne Du Maurier’s Frenchman’s Creek. Through wooded valleys of the Helford River and Frenchman’s Creek with a visit to a tiny chapel of St Frances at Pengwedhen. We follow the path along the length of the creek to Withan Quay before we return.

Accommodation is not included for this weekend allowing you to choose from the large variety of beautiful places to stay in Cornwall we advise you to stay in the Falmouth area.

Please note the price includes all boat trips.

Your Instructor

Kelly BENNETT

Kelly BENNETT

If you have any questions email Kelly at info@walkkernow.co.uk