5 of 5 (1 vote)

Along the river Fal

A leisurely walk (riverside) starting and finishing in Cornwall, England, about 4.60km (2.86 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 1:15h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 30m (98ft)
Descent 72m (236ft)
Max. Elevation 70m (229ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 102m (334ft)
Distance 4.60km
Duration ~1:15h
Ordnance Survey Map
Created by Anonymous Walker on 27 Sep 2016
This shortish walk from Penryn to Falmouth follows the northern side of the river Fal, with a short ferry ride to finish. It's one of many wonderful walks in the southwest accessible from the branch lines that reach many corners of this beautiful region: http://greatscenicrailways.co.uk/great-days-out/walks-and-trails

Walk Functions


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Walk Map

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From the station, turn right and then go left down Helston Road.
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Head through the town and to the northern side of the harbour.
About 0.64 km (~0.4 miles) from
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At the church, pick up the footpath that follows the northern side of the estuary.
About 0.63 km (~0.39 miles) from
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Easy navigation as you simply hug the shoreline and enjoy the views across the water.
About 0.39 km (~0.24 miles) from
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Continue past Sailors Creek.
About 0.78 km (~0.48 miles) from
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Head into the village of Flushing.
About 0.48 km (~0.3 miles) from
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Continue to the ferry terminal to head across the river Fal. Times are available here: www.falriver.co.uk
About 0.55 km (~0.34 miles) from
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Once across, you can walk through the town to the station, or pick up the bus nearby.
About 0.83 km (~0.52 miles) from

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27 Sep 2016
Walk More Like Five Miles

Just to note, that most walks along the Cornish coastline are a little bit longer than our info suggests, due to the wiggly nature of the paths! This one is more like 5 miles.

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