Walks on The Roseland

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.


From Place: from Easter to the end of October take the Place foot ferry across the harbour for coastal walks with views to Falmouth and the Lizard peninsula.

St Mawes to St Just: the walk from St Mawes along the coast to St Just church is very popular and a lovely walk. This waterside church is set in sheltered sub tropical gardens and should not be missed. The many eateries at the end of the walk back in St Mawes are always very welcome.During the season there are guided walks of the village. For details you should contact the Roseland Visitor Centre situated in the main village car park. The centre is able to supply maps of a number of local walks. Treasure Trails sell a range of walks which keep the whole family entertained with features to spot and historic links to the area.

This year's Fal River Walk takes place on Sunday 24th May - a walk incorporating ferries and great scenery - even when it's wet, it's great fun and you enjoy a fantastic cream tea in St Mawes at the end.


With the South West Coast path passing through the centre of the village walkers are well catered for in Portscatho. Most of the cliff top views are just spectacular and there are a number of beaches that can be accessed from the path.The walk from Portscatho southwards to St Anthony’s head with its lighthouse and super views across the Fal estuary to the Lizard peninsula and back is very popular. If you head north along the SW footpath and are feeling energetic, look for the Ship Inn at Portloe for refreshments. This is a good day’s walk and gives you a good insight into the coastline of the Roseland.


Veryan and Nare Head: a challenging walk with plenty of ups and downs along the coastal path with Nare Head at the highest point of the walk. The views of the coastline towards Portscatho and Falmouth are stunning. Starting from Veryan, you take in the small harbour and village of Portloe before crossing fields back to the village.