Cornish Coast - Helford Cornwall to St Mawes (via ferry) Cornwall

Helford Cornwall to St Mawes Cornwall

miles 184 - 186
The ferry gets you to the unsurprisingly named Ferry Boat Inn at Helford Passage. From here you walk along the north shore of the Helford River, past the hamlet of Durgan (the National Trust Gardens of Glendurgan are half a mile inland). Durgan has been a safe deep water anchorage since Roman times.
On through National Trust land for a mile to Parson's Beach and Mawnan village. Mawnan has a 15th century church
miles 186 - 188
It is then a mile out to Rosemullion Head , and then back northwards along the edge of the cliff past a number of small coves.
miles 188 - 190
Past the little cove at Maen Porth, then up and along to Pennance Point, and in a mile or so reach the outskirts of Falmouth.
You can continue round Pendennis Point and its large Tudor Castle (twinned with St Mawes across the bay to defend Falmouth Harbour and Carrick Roads from attack or invasion.Or cut across the headland to the St Mawes ferry which leaves from the quayside in the centre of Falmouth. If you are staying in Falmouth, then you can always stroll out to the castle in the evening
The passenger ferry to St Mawes runs all year, but do check winter timings

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