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Walking with The Greenbank: Falmouth Docks to Swanpool

Join us as we step over the threshold and out into the magic of the stunning Cornish coastline. For all adventure seekers, curious explorers and wild wanderers, we have just the thing to send you on your way...

Edged with sweeping stretches of sand and an endless curving coastline, the possibilities that lie on our very doorstep are beyond measure. Whether you’re one for hiking boots and a bag on your back, or a slow amble as you take in the sights, why not let us guide you from Falmouth Docks to Swanpool?

Fall in love with Falmouth on this historic walk from Falmouth Docks to Swanpool.

Distance: five miles

Starting at the docks, make your way towards Pendennis Castle. Henry VIII’s Tudor castle fortress is a popular tourist attraction. Spot ancient cannons and stone turrets, walk the dehydrated moat, and emerge at Pendennis point. Here you’ll have clear views across the Carrick Roads towards St Mawes and St Anthony’s Lighthouse.

Why not stop for a dip?

Continue around the headland, making your way along Falmouth’s famous seafront. Castle Beach and Gyllyngvase Beach reside along this stretch, perfect for rock-pooling, sunbathing, paddleboarding, or swimming. If you brought your swimwear, there’s nothing to stop you from dipping at toe…

Finally, head downhill towards Swanpool Nature Reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest. The lake is a popular running route, home to seabirds and ducks, and sits opposite Swanpool Beach. Treat yourself to a hot chocolate, or one of the famous hedgehog ice-creams at the beach café.

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