Walk - with Alex and Olga Polizzi along the Roseland peninsula

10.0 miles (16.1 km)

St Mawes Quay St Mawes Quay

Moderate -

Date: Monday 10th October 2016
Arrival and Registration
: Meet at 8.30am at Hotel Tresanton reception or 8:45am at St Mawes Quay/Place ferry ticket office grid ref: SW849 330

Finish Point: Return to St Mawes Quay 

Participants: 12 maximum due to the ferry crossing

Enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Roseland peninsula with well-known hoteliers Alex & Olga Polizzi as part of the South West Coast Path Challenge this October. The walk is being led by Steve Crummay.

'I am so looking forward to a day walking the wonderful paths of the Roseland Peninsula in good company and for a good cause.' Alex Polizzi

Join this ten mile walk from St.Mawes, travelling by ferry to the picturesque Place and explore the beautiful Roseland Peninsula before returning back to the small fishing village of St. Mawes.

Along the way, wildlife expert and walk leader Steve Crummay will be seeking out the Roseland's top ten sights, sounds and flavours from sea birds to edible seaweed.

Steve Crummay is the owner of Explore in Cornwall and a Trustee of the Cornwall Wildlife Trust who has been at the heart of wildlife and conservation management in Cornwall and the south west for more than 30 years.

He has established numerous new nature reserves in Cornwall, worked in otter conservation and created the Tarka Trail in Devon, and has walked, climbed and kayaked in some of the outstanding environments in the world. Over the years, he's been fortunate enough to work with some famous names including Sir Ranulph Feinnes, Tony Soper and the BBC Natural History Unit on many projects.

The combination of his professional qualifications as an ecologist and Mountain Leader make him your ideal guide to discover the wonders of Cornwall’s coast and countryside – if you want to discover Cornwall’s wildlife then spending time with Steve is the way to do it.

This picturesque route goes across the river by ferry and then follows the South West Coast Path around St Anthony Head, then on to Porthmellin Head, Killigerran Head to Gerrans. The group will then follow a short inland track back to Porth Creek and the beautiful Percuil River where we will follow the creek side paths though woodland back to the ferry landing site at Place for the return ferry to St Mawes Quay.

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There are a range of wonderful places to lay your head near the Coast Path for a well-earned sleep. From large and luxurious hotels, to small and personable B&B's, as well as self-catering options and campsites. The businesses that support the Path, where you've chosen to visit, are listed here.

Portscatho Holidays Ltd

Properties from converted stables to large luxury homes, including properties with sea views, Wi-Fi, parking, fires and wood burning stoves, many accepting pets.

Braganza B&B

Stunning views of the harbour and bay from our Regency home. The perfect base to explore locally. Ample parking, free wifi, style and elegance.

Falmouth Lodge Backpackers

Convenient, comfortable and friendly only 2 mins from the Coast Path and 5 mins from the town for supper and train station

The Rosevine

A relaxed and friendly boutique apart-hotel welcoming family, friends & couples to escape and enjoy a holiday in Cornwall.

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