Romance of the Roseland walk

We hope you are enjoying your half term break! We've certainly had some lovely sunny weather at times so far and here's a few photographs from the stunning Roseland peninsula on the southern side of Cornwall. This walk is just over 5 miles.

This walk takes some stunning coastal paths all the way around Nare's Head, across the fields to the pretty village of Portloe.

You start in the National Trust car park near Nare's Head, called Kiberick Cove. We found an abandoned fisherman's hut perched on the cliff, looking out to see. The story goes that the fisherman married a girl from the village, but she was only invited up there at the weekend - he clearly liked his own company! Saying that, I can't say I blame him as this spot is just perfect!

A walk round Nare's head gives you some stunning views, and then a gradual walk round the coast, including an old relic of the Cold War in the shape of a restored bunker, with some interesting historic information too. There's also a ship's graveyard called Whelps reef where unlucky sailors grounded their sailing ships when they misjudged their way home to Falmouth - plenty of things to get your family's imagination churning!

When you reach Portloe you'll find a welcome pint of local ale can be enjoyed in the pub. It's a perfect spot to recharge your batteries and take in the lazy harbour with it's beautiful white stone fishermen's cottages. You're really on the homeward path now, so enjoy the country lanes back to the carpark.

Tregolls Farm is the perfect, central location for those looking to explore the many faces of beautiful Cornwall. Have a look at our page for walkers for more information.

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