Fri, 19 Apr|
Smuggler`s Cove & Scenic Cliffs of Cornwall-Easter Adventure
Join us for a weekend of Hiking and Sightseeing in stunning Southern Cornwall. The Roseland Heritage Coast is a walker’s paradise.
Time & Location
19 Apr 2019, 12:00 – 22 Apr 2019, 21:00
Cornwall, Cornwall, UK
About the event
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Fall in love with walks along dramatic clifftops, through secluded valleys and alongside stunning waterways. Discover tiny fishing villages, smuggler’s coves, dramatic cliffs and coastlines, plus beautiful countryside.
- accommodation -3 nights (hostel-quad rooms)
- packed lunches
- guided hikes
Price: Early Bird £199 for payments up till the end of February, £229 after.
Once the deposit of £100 + PayPal fees have been paid, you can transfer the remainder at your convenience but no later than a month before the trip.
Roseland Heritage Coast
Few places in Cornwall can compare with the Roseland - one of the most picturesque and unspoilt parts of the British Isles. Lovely beaches and cliffs, delightful rivers and countryside, pretty villages and hamlets all make the Roseland the perfect holiday setting.
Accommodations - quad rooms
With miles of beautiful coastline and smaller, more private beaches on its doorstep, the hostel provides an ideal base for walkers and nature-lovers.
Please contact us if you are interested in twin room/single room upgrade.
We will be based close to Mevagissey (an attractive old town which was once the centre of Cornwall’s pilchard fishery and which still boasts a working harbour, with a few dozen small fishing boats), famous Lost Gardens of Heligan and Caerhays Castle.
Not included. The best and the cheapest way of getting to Cornwall is driving and you can take advantage of our comments section to organise car shares. Our host will have a few places in the car so please contact us if you are interested.
THINGS TO BRING - waterproof boots/shoes, waterproof coat/jacket. Camera/snack if you wish.
Transfer to Cornwall (not included).
For those who arrive earlier- Carn Marth walk ( approx 3 miles).
This 3-mile circular walk takes about 90 minutes of easy walking. We will visit Gwennap Pit, take in superb views of the coastlines on both the north and south sides of Cornwall, and we may even see some llamas on route!
For the evening, we recommend dinner and drinks in Truro.
Breakfast at the hostel.
St. Agnes Head Hike- 7 miles
The cliff views at St Agnes Head are some of the most spectacular in Cornwall. We will walk from St Agnes Head along the coast path to Trevaunance Cove, the beach at St Agnes, where there are toilets and some touristy shops.
From the beach, we head up the hill into St Agnes village and we then head up onto the Beacon where 360-degree views should be spectacular. From the top of the Beacon we walk downhill along the footpaths and down to Chapel Porth beach for coffee and cake at the National Trust cafe.
Breakfast at the hostel.
Helston circular walk around Loe Lake, via Porthleven: approx 9 miles
This undemanding walk leads from below the town of Helston to the fishing village of Porthleven, via the valley of the River Cober and the remarkable Loe, the largest natural freshwater lake in Cornwall. What makes the Loe exceptional is that its southern end is separated from the sea by a sand bar, known as Loe Bar. The Loe's name derives simply from the Cornish word logh, meaning 'pool'. The Loe evolved in medieval times from its origins as the estuary of the River Cober because of a build-up of silt washed down from the countless tin and copper mines inland. The silt added its weight to encroaching shingle spits at the seaward end of the estuary and by the 13th century, a formidable dam, or 'bar', of sand and shingle separated the pool from the sea. The Loe is as deep as 30ft (9m) at its seaward end.
Until the middle of the 19th century Loe Bar was regularly breached by gangs of diggers to ease flooding in the Cober valley below Helston. The rush of water out of the pool is said to have left a thin yellow stain for miles offshore. Today, modern flood release systems alleviate the problem of flooding and the Loe has become a splendid reserve for wildlife, while the Bar makes for a dramatic flourish between peaceful pool and restless Atlantic. The Loe lies within the Penrose Estate, ancestral home from the late 12th to the late 18th century of the Penrose family and then of the Rogers family who gave the estate to the National Trust in 1974.
We will go up through the woods following the relief path that was put in when the coast path fell into the sea earlier this year. We will continue across the fields to Porthleven where we will have a lunch break in one of the harbour pubs.
After lunch, we will continue to seafront and head along SW coast path to Loe Bar where we will follow the path along the other side of the lake through some lovely woodlands, with great views over the lake.
Breakfast at the hostel.
Hike to Mevagissey: approx 6 miles
The route follows an attractively wooded valley inland then climbs around the edge of the estate of the Lost Gardens of Heligan. It then descends into the Pentewan Valley which is followed to the old port of Pentewan.
Mevagissey is an attractive village on the south coast of Cornwall. Its narrow streets clustered around its harbour with houses rising steeply around make it the perfect example of the Cornish fishing village.
The village is first recorded in 1313 and has been involved in fishing for many centuries.
Please note that unless the trip is cancelled the payments are non-refundable as the costs need to be paid in advance. However, you may be able to sell your place to your friends or other group members.