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Hiking

Hiking the Lizard Peninsula

I’ve been planning to hike the Lizard coast path for some time and in April was joined by a couple of companions plus our dog Spud to tackle the 35ish miles from Porthleven to Helford passage. The path would take us around the coast of one of Cornwall’s most beautiful areas.  We split the walk …

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Ducks and waterfowl swim on the tranquil waters at Argal lake near Penryn. The sky is red reflecting into the water.

Argal Lake Walk

Located in Mabe Parish, just a short drive (or 20 minute walk) away from Trewena, lies the gorgeous Argal lake. Popular with local anglers, dog walkers and runners, the lake has a circular walk of about 2 miles that straddles the shoreline and passes through woodland and meadows. Argal lake is nestled in a valley …

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Gylly, Swanpool and Maenporth walk

Taking in three of Falmouth’s very best beaches, this walk offers some fantastic elevated views across Falmouth Bay.  Distance: 5 miles (return) Difficulty: 2/5, good paths throughout. (Note: This walk can be extended to start at Castle Beach or Pendennis Point which will add on two miles, or shortened by a couple of miles by starting at …

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Helford Passage walk

This walk takes in some fine estuary views, an old fishing village and some lovely secluded bays.  Distance: 3 miles (return) Difficulty: 2/5, good paths throughout although there’s a couple of steep sections around Durgan.  Our start point for this walk is the National Trust car park at Bosveal, from there head south towards the coast, …

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Porthtowan Beach Cornwall seen from the coast path above with cliffs on both sides and a sandy beach between

The 12 best beaches near Falmouth

If Cornwall is good at one thing it’s beaches. With over 300 miles of beautiful coastline you’re spoiled for choice wherever you go, but we reckon that if you’re heading to Falmouth you’re in for a beach-tastic time on some of the Cornwall’s very best bays! There’s a variety of beaches to choose from close …

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