Dinner with Alex Polizzi Wednesday 26 February

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Walk the Coast

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 1
ST JUST IN ROSELAND

6 MILES    EASY
Generally level paths on the coast and through fields with one gentle ascent. Some paths can be a little muddy after heavy rain.

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.

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WALK 2
PLACE & ST ANTHONY HEAD

10 MILES    MEDIUM
Some short steep ascents and descents, paths can be muddy after heavy rain.

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.

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WALK 3
THE LIZARD

6 MILES    MODERATE TO HARD
Some steep ascents and descents and the paths are rocky in places.

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.

We also have some hand-selected treatments to make you feel good. A combination treatment of back and legs begins with exfoliation and hot towels for lower legs to cleanse and detox after miles of walking; followed by reflexology to relieve muscle tightness and detect tension in your back before its own massage that completes the rejuvenation process.

1.5hrs £95

INSIDER TIP

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.

FIELD GUIDES

Collins Bird Guide
British Wild Flowers: A photographic guide to every common species
Truro & Falmouth (inc. Roseland Peninsula) map – OS Landranger
The Lizard – OS Explorer Map

Stay for four nights in our seaside sanctuary from £1460 including your room, breakfast, picnic lunches and three guided walks.

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