Is there anything more life-affirming then a yomp over blustering headland? Explore hidden coves, dramatic cliffs and wide open moors with three walks, over four days, lovingly put together by naturalist Steve Crummay.
Attracting writers, artists and those escaping from the city for our seaside sanctuary. If you love nature this may be the perfect holiday.
Put your best foot forward…
Walk from the hotel, past St Mawes castle along the coast path teaming with marine wildlife and feeding seabirds to St Just in Roseland’s church yard, described by John Betjeman as perhaps the most beautiful in England. The walk then gently climbs to the ridge top above the fields to reveal panoramic views across the Fal estuary and out to sea.
Leaving by foot ferry from St Mawes this walk explores the coast path around the Roseland and St Anthony Head discovering secluded bays and secret creeks.
Along the wild flower lined cliff tops there is the chance to watch seabirds and spend time seal spotting over lunch.
By way of contrast the walk also takes in woodland creek side paths exploring a side of Cornwall seldom seen and home to the elusive otter.
Smugglers coves, lighthouses and ancient farmsteads make this one of the most fascinating walks around south Cornwall.
Travelling a little further afield for this walk we will drive to the Lizard Peninsula and explore the stunning cliffs and coves that are home to some of Britain’s rarest wild flowers.
As a National Nature Reserve The Lizard Peninsula is one of the most special places in Britain. The unusual geology here creates habitats for some of the UK’s rarest species–the roll-call of wild flowers is staggering.
Wildlife encounters on this walk could include the iconic Cornish Chough (On every birder’s wishlist). This walk has a palpable ‘next stop America’ feel about it.
We follow the coast path from Lizard Village, returning along inland paths and tracks across the Nature Reserve.
The weather is unpredictable and it’s common to experience four seasons in one day, so bring layers for every condition. You’ll need a sturdy pair of walking shoes and a good waterproof coat. We can provide very good binoculars.
Collins Bird Guide
Bill Bailey’s Remarkable Guide to British Birds
British Wild Flowers: A photographic guide to every common species
Truro & Falmouth (inc. Roseland Peninsula) map – OS Landranger
The Lizard – OS Explorer Map