The South West Coast Path
Part of the stunning 630 miles of the South West Coastal Path runs through the Roseland Peninsula with the Falmouth to Portloe section of 13.6 miles covering both St Mawes and Portscatho. Portscatho Holidays are proud to support the South West Cost Path as a business partner.
For the link to the local walk please see the links box on the right hand side.
Falmouth to Portloe section
Description from www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk
Leaving Falmouth harbour, reputed to be the third largest natural harbour in the world and once the second busiest port of the British Empire, you set off across the Fal to another of Cornwall’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty: The Roseland Peninsula.
There are magnificent views back to Falmouth and the River Fal from the windswept stretches around Carricknath Point and St Anthony Head. The Path offers fairly easy walking until the approach to Nare Head and Portloe beyond, where you will find several steep ascents and descents and walking becomes a lot more strenuous. The Path twists and plummets in places through wooded areas and across high open fields until the welcome descent into Portloe.
With rolling countryside, many sea inlets and the South West coast path running through the area, the Roseland Peninsula is blessed with glorious country and sea views from the network of footpaths and country lanes. There are good guides to walks in the area from both the Roseland Visitor Centre and the Gerrans Heritage Centre for local walks that can be taken off the main path.