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GETTING AROUND FAL RIVER LINKS

The Fal River area offers something for everyone. From quiet woodland walks, to adrenaline packed adventure on the river, bustling shops and markets to relaxing cruises across the creeks - the most difficult decision will be which option to choose next! All of this can be enjoyed and explored without your car. Our favourite day out must be a trip to Falmouth by boat. Catch an Enterprise Boat from Truro. Once aboard, sit back and enjoy the fantastic views. On arrival in Falmouth, either head into town for a spot of shopping and lunch or walk around Pendennis Point and catch a glimpse of the large ships in the docks and the smaller boats criss-crossing the estuary. Then onto rock pooling on the beach before heading back to the pier and the boat back to Truro in time for tea. Why would you want to go anywhere else? We are truly spoilt for choice! Jo Major & Cathy Brabner Treasure Trails

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THINGSTO TODO DO THINGS 52 BEACH GUIDE The best beaches of the area with detailed local knowledge. 58 DISCOVER FALMOUTH 56 Ah Discover Falmouth and its bustling port and town. 60 EXPLORE ROSELAND 58 An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Roseland Peninsula. 62 VISIT ST MAWES The60 Idyllic cosmopolitan 64 fishing harbour of St Mawes. ENJOY TRUROhiv 62 The retail centre of Cornwall with a huge range of independent shops. ORCA SEA SAFARIS 66 Coastal sea safaris searching for marine wildlife including dolphins, basking sharks and seals. 68 ATTRACTIONShe The river is packed full of great places to visit from castles to museums. 72 ON THE WATER Get wet on the river, sailing, boat hire, surfing, kayak hire, diving... 76 CULTURE & ARTS Galleries, live music, theatre, dance, literature & churches... Kayak hire from St Mawes (p74), get here on the ferry (p16). www.falriver.co.uk/thingstodo

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GETTINGTO AROUND THINGS DO Top 10

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START FROM FALMOUTH PARK & FLOAT Start your day at Falmouth Park & Ride / Float and get FREE ALL DAY PARKING when

you buy a 1 day Fal

Visit St Mawes on the Ferry

Discover Falmouth

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Ferries depart from Falmouth hourly, 7 days a week, all year round. Enjoy the scenic 20 min harbour crossing aboard a classic wooden ferry. Passes Falmouth Docks, Pendennis & St Mawes Castles, Black Rock, marine wildlife & St Anthony Lighthouse. In St Mawes there is plenty to see and do with many waterside pubs and cafes, the castle, galleries and gift shops. Lamorran Gardens is a must and there is a selection of scenic short walks and some lovely sandy beaches.

Falmouth, a historic harbour full of cafes, gift shops, galleries and attractions. While in town don’t miss the Maritime Museum. This multi-award winning attraction celebrates the sea and has regular exhibitions, a cafe overlooking the harbour and children’s activities. Arrive in style aboard a classic wooden ferry using Falmouth Park & Float, TR10 8AD.

Orca Sea Safaris

Visit Trelissick Garden

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Wildlife and fast coastal boat trips aboard Seaquest. Our trips aim to introduce you to the outstanding beauty of the coastline around the Fal River and Bay whilst looking for wildlife that may be in the area. This could include dolphins, basking sharks & seals. Departs daily from Falmouth. Book online at: www.falriver.co.uk/ orca

Magical estate overlooking the Fal River with beautiful woodland walking trails (free) & sub-tropical gardens with a superb collection of tender and exotic plants. Cafe, gallery & gift shop. Get here by boat from Falmouth, Truro or St Mawes p10.

Mussel Card Visitor!

TR10 8AD This 500 space car park on the outskirts of Falmouth is the ideal place to start your day out on the river.

When you arrive head to the Ticket Office and ask for a ‘1 Day Fal Mussel Card Visitor’. This will give you unlimited travel around the river including the regular bus and ferry services into town. 10am - 6pm, June - Sept 7 days. www.falriver.co.uk/float

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The river is a walker’s paradise with over 100 miles of well marked trails. www.falriver.co.uk/thingstodo


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Get Wet Page 72

From kayak hire, surfing and paddle boarding to sailing schools, windsurfing, boat hire and fishing trips, the Fal River has it all.

Grab your boots Page 38

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Explore the Roseland Peninsula

National Maritime Museum Cornwall

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A delightful penisula famed for its beauty, walks and stunning scenery. Visit one of its many picture postcard villages with their traditional pubs, cafes, galleries, gardens and golden beaches. Get here on the St Mawes Ferry from Falmouth then change for the Place Ferry to St Anthony. Alternatively arrive by car using the King Harry Ferry and save a 26 mile round journey.

A great fun way to explore the river. Follow the Trail, solve the clues & see the sights. p47. Three versions that take from two hours to a full day. Packs come with ferry tickets or Mussel Cards. One of the most popular ways to discover the river. Great value and ideal for families. Packs available from St Mawes Ticket Office, Truro Tourist Information Centre and Falmouth Visitor Information Centre.

Multi-award winning attraction that celebrates the sea. Regular exhibitions, a cafe overlooking the harbour & children’s activities. Get here from Truro by train or ferry with a Fal Mussel Card.

Events & Festivals Page128

The river is buzzing with events all year round, from festivals and regattas to theatre, markets and outdoor cinema on King Harry Ferry. Here is a selection of events not to miss on the Fal River! 17th-24th March Spring Garden Festival 1st-10th June Fal River Festival Fal River 11th- 19th August Falmouth Week 13th-16th Sept Falmouth

From wooded riverside tracks to the dramatic cliff top South West Coast Path. www.falriver.co.uk/thingstodo

Oyster Festival 19th Oct-4th Nov Fal River Autumn Walking Festival

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GETTINGTO AROUND THINGS DO Beaches Safety tips

Beach map

EMERGENCY AT SEA OR ON THE COAST

Beach

Every year, thousands of people get into real, life-threatening difficulty on our coasts.

Dogs permitted

They may be washed out to sea, pulled under by a strong rip current, or simply get into the water when conditions are dangerous.

Food & Drink Lifeguard

To ensure you and your family don’t put yourselves in danger, we have compiled some simple steps you can take to stay safe on the beach.

King Harry Ferry

Parking Public toilets

TOP TIPS TO STAY SAFE Always read and obey the safety signs, usually found at the entrance to the beach. These will help you avoid potential hazards on the beach and identify the safest areas for swimming.

Pendower & Carne Flushing

When on a lifeguarded beach, find the red and yellow flags and always swim or bodyboard between them – this area is patrolled by lifeguards.

Porthcurnick Portscatho

St Mawes

Falmouth

Pentewan Gorran Haven Portholland

N Gyllyngvase Swanpool

Towan Porthbeor

Maenporth

Little & Great Molunan

Helford

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NOT TO SCALE

Pentewan

Never swim alone. If you get in trouble, stick your hand in the air and shout for help. If you see someone in difficulty, never attempt a rescue. Tell a lifeguard or, if you can’t see a lifeguard, call 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard. If you think you are caught in a ‘rip’ try to swim parallel to the beach until out of the effects of the rip and then make your way to shore.

Gorran Haven

KNOW YOUR FLAGS Danger. NEVER enter the water when the red flag is flying, under any circumstances. Patrolled by lifeguards. These are the safe areas to swim, bodyboard and use inflatables.

A wide sandy beach with access via

A popular wide sandy beach with

Pentewan village. Excellent for swimming

good parking and access via a large

and watersports. Small car park which can

slipway. A safe swimming beach with

get busy during the summer months.

good facilities including café, shop

Patrolled by lifeguards. For use of watercraft such as surfboards and kayaks. Offshore wind. You should NEVER use an inflatable when the sock is flying.

and toilets. Near: Mevagissey

On the map: N5 p121

Near: Gorran

On the map: M6 p121

Best conditions for a pleasant day:

Best conditions for a pleasant day:

Wind Direction: N, NW, W & SW

Wind Direction: NE, N, NW & W

Avoid: Strong E, SE & S winds

Avoid: Strong E, SE & S winds

Tide: Best LW +/- 5 Hrs

Tide: Best LW +/- 4 Hrs

Parking: Small car park in village

Parking: Near to the beach

Dogs: Banned all year

Dogs: Allowed all year

Public Toilets: Above beach

Public Toilets: In town

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RNLI For further information on beach safety, go to rnli.org.uk/beachsafety or call 0800 328 0600

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THINGS TOBeaches DO Portholland

Porthcurnick

Portscatho

A small sandy beach linking the two coves

A wide sandy beach backed by lush

Mostly rocky but with many sandy

of East and West Portholland. Covered

green fields and sheltered by steep

patches. Great for rock-pooling at low

at high tide but some great rockpooling

cliffs either side. Home to the famous

tide. Set at the base of an attractive

at low tide. Level access to the beach at

Hidden Hut, as seen on TV. For info on

fishing village with lots of amenities

West Portholland.

feast nights see: www.hiddenhut.co.uk

such as shops, galleries and pubs.

Near: Portscatho

Near: Portscatho

Near: Portholland

On the map: J6 p121

On the map: F7 p121

On the map: F8 p121

Best conditions for a pleasant day:

Best conditions for a pleasant day:

Best conditions for a pleasant day:

Wind Direction: W, NW, N & NE

Wind Direction: N, NW, W & SW

Wind Direction: SE, S, SW, W & NW

Avoid: Strong E, SE & S winds

Avoid: Strong E, SE & S winds

Avoid: Strong E winds

Tide: Best LW +/- 4 Hrs

Tide: Best LW +/- 4 Hrs

Tide: Best LW +/- 3 Hrs

Parking: Limited

Parking: Portscatho car park , 5 mns walk

Parking: Portscatho car park

Dogs: Allowed all year but on lead

Dogs: Allowed. Bins in Portscatho

Dogs: Allowed. Bins in the village

Public Toilets: In town

Public Toilets: In Portscatho

Public Toilets: In Portscatho

Pendower/Carne Beach

Lunch on the beach

A mile long sandy beach sheltered by

After a morning on the beach, head up the

Great safe beach for kids with flat soft

hill and treat yourself to lunch at the Nare

sand and lots of shelter.

Hotel’s ‘’Quarterdeck’’ restaurant. Looking out across Carne Beach towards Nare Head, the Quarterdeck has an excellent lunch menu including a wide range of

the dominant Nare Headland to the east.

Near: Veryan

On the map: G7 p121

Best conditions for a pleasant day: Wind Direction: NE, N, NW & W Avoid: E, SE, S & SW winds

freshly caught sea food that can be enjoyed

See Also:

together with a glass of chilled rosé wine

The Nare Hotel: Page 103

and the spectacular view.

The Quarterdeck: Page 91 Visit St Mawes: Page 60

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GETTINGTO AROUND THINGS DO Beaches Towan

St Mawes & Summers Beach

A sandy crescent shaped beach that is

Small but very sheltered beach in the

larger than it may first appear. It has

fishing village of St Mawes. Close to

coarse sand and rock-pools at low tide.

shops, pubs & toilets and connected to

Usually a quiet beach.

Falmouth by a regular ferry service.

Near: Froe

On the map: E9 p120

Near: St Mawes

On the map: D8 p120

Best conditions for a pleasant day:

Best conditions for a pleasant day:

Wind Direction: SE, E, NE & N

Wind Direction: W, NW, N, NE & E

Avoid: Strong E & S winds

Avoid: Strong E & S winds

Tide: Best LW +/- 5 Hrs

Tide: Best LW +/- 4 Hrs

Parking: At Porth farm, 5 mns walk

Dogs: Not allowed on Summers Beach

Dogs: No restrictions

See Also

Food & Drinks: In Porthscatho

St Mawes Ferry: Page 16

Little & Great Molunan Set in the shelter of St Anthony’s Lighthouse and headland, Great Molunan overlooks the Carrick Roads and Falmouth harbour. A picturesque cove with a sandy beach and plenty of quirky nooks and crannies to explore. Access is down a steep set of steps from the headland car park or via the footpath from Place. One of the only beaches sheltered in easterly sea breezes. Great snorkelling! Near: St Anthony Head

On the map: D9 p120

Best conditions for a pleasant day: Wind Direction: N, NE, E & SE Avoid: Strong W, SW & S winds Tide: Best LW +/- 4 Hrs See Also St Mawes Ferry: Page 16 Place Ferry: Page 18 Walks: Page 38 Visit St Mawes: Page 60

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THINGS TOBeaches DO Porthbeor

Gyllyngvase

At the base of a high cliff and down a

Access this secluded beach by using the

Falmouth’s main beach and a ten minute

long steep set of steps; very secluded

Place Ferry. See p10.

walk from town. Soft sand with good facili-

and worth the climb. Coarse sand, many rockpools at low tide and some caves.

Swanpool

ties but gets very busy during summer. Near: Bohortha

On the map: E9 p120

Best conditions for a pleasant day:

Near: Falmouth

Wind Direction: W, NW, N, NE & E

Best conditions for a pleasant day:

Avoid: Strong E & S winds

Wind Direction: SW, W, NW & N

Tide: Best LW +/- 4 Hrs

Avoid: Strong S, SE, E & NE winds

Parking: On road

Tide: Best any tide, some surf at low tide

See Also

Dogs: Only in winter (banned Easter to Oct 1st)

Visit St Mawes: Page 60

See Also

Explore the Roseland: Page58

Discover Falmouth: Page 56

Walks: Page 38

Walks: Page 38

Maenporth

On the map: C9 p120

Helford Passage Trebah & Durgan Great little ferry service.

Small but friendly beach with excellent

Extremely sheltered beach, a ten minute

Extremely attractive beaches on the

facilities close to Falmouth. Watersports

drive from Falmouth. Very flat and safe

north shore of the Helford Estuary. Beach

centre, cafĂŠ, car park and water toys

with fine sand and good facilities.

at Helford Passage has a pub, toilets,

to hire, perfect for families and well recommended.

Near: Falmouth

On the map: A9 p120

Best conditions for a pleasant day:

ferry and boat hire with the ferry landing on the beach at Trebah and Durgan.

Wind Direction: SW, W, NW & N

Near: Helford

Avoid: Strong S, SE, E & NE winds

Best conditions for a pleasant day:

Best conditions for a pleasant day:

Tide: Best any tide and surf at low tide

Wind Direction: NE, N , NW & W

Wind Direction: SW, W, NW & N

Dogs: Only in winter (banned Easter to Oct 1st)

Avoid: Strong E winds

Avoid: Strong S, SE, E & NE winds

See Also:

Tide: Best any tide with good rock pooling at low

Tide: Best any tide and surf at low tide

St Mawes Ferry: Page 16

See Also

Dogs: Only in winter (banned Easter to Oct 1st)

Discover Falmouth: Page 56

Glendurgan Gardens: Page 85

Near: Falmouth

On the map: B9 p120

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On the map: A10 p120

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GETTINGTO AROUND THINGS DO Visits

Pick up a copy of the new Falmouth Guide from the Fal River Visitor Information Centre on the Prince of Wales Pier.

DISCOVER FALMOUTH The third largest, natural deep water harbour in the world, Falmouth and its active port are bustling with activity all year round. Falmouth plays host to a wide range of cafes, shops, galleries and bars. It is also home to the Maritime Museum and Pendennis Castle as well as hosting the Oyster Festival, Fal River Festival and Falmouth Week.

Falmouth Oysters

Henri-Lloyd Falmouth Week

History Falmouth has played a key role in the defence of the nation since Tudor times when Henry VIII built the twin castles of St Mawes & Pendennis to guard the entrance to one of the finest natural harbours in the world. 56

Shopping in town. Great shopping

Coffee al fresco, Events Square. www.falriver.co.uk/thingstodo


THINGS TO DO Visits Pendennis Castle Overlooking the Carrick Roads with breathtaking views. Built by Henry VIII in 1545 the fort includes a discovery centre, guided underground tours and regular special events including war time weekends and jousting. See p70.

Beaches The seaward side of Falmouth has a selection of great beaches to enjoy only a ten minute walk from the town centre. Ideal for rockpooling, surfing, swimming and sunbathing. All have cafes/restaurants, most have toilets and Gylly has seasonal lifeguards. See p52.  

Get wet

The third largest natural deep water harbour in the world, there is no shortage of ways to get out on the water from boat hire and sailing schools to windsurfing and kayak hire. See p74-75.

Tuck in In 1661 the town was officially declared as Falmouth and for 200 years it flourished as the second busiest port in the British Empire. In 1668 the Post Office established a service from Falmouth to foreign ports and colonies. By 1817 a total of forty Packet Ships were sailing from Falmouth to carry mail, passengers, supplies and payment for troops fighting abroad.

More info...

Make sure you pick up a

Shopping

copy of the fantastic new

Spend an afternoon browsing the vibrant and bustling town centre with its charming mix of shops. Here you will find a myriad of art galleries, retro clothing stores, antique outlets and bookshops, sitting alongside well known high street names.

pocket sized Falmouth map from various outlets

Maritime Museum Former Visitor Attraction of the Year. Don’t leave Falmouth without visiting this fantastic museum overlooking the harbour. Regularly changing displays, interactive demonstrations, viewing tower, waterside café, talks and events. More details on p68.

Fast establishing itself as the ‘foody capital’ of Cornwall, Falmouth has plenty of great places to eat from award winning fish & chips overlooking the harbour, to oysters & champagne. See p88-99.  

Ferry hub Gyllyngvase Beach. Do Visit Falmouth’s official website www.falmouth.co.uk Official Facebook page

Falmouth is the gateway to your Fal River Links experience. Ditch your car and hop on one of the regular ferries that connect Falmouth with the rest of the river and its gardens, attractions, walks and beaches. See the Fal River Links map p12-13.

Falmouth - Spirit of the sea www.falriver.co.uk/thingstodo

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GETTINGTO AROUND THINGS DO Visits Porthbeor beach taken on the South West Coastal path, part of the Roseland Ramble see p38

EXPLORE THE ROSELAND An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Roseland Peninsula really does have the kind of scenery that will take your breath away.

Get there on the ferry

From the mainland:

St Mawes Castle See p70.

From Falmouth:

Take a break from traf- A regular hourly service fic

queues,

impatient operates from Falmouth

kids and congestion and across to St Mawes 364 head down to the King days a year. During the Harry Ferry. Cutting your summer additional services journey to the Roseland are provided from both

Nestled in the heart of the Fal River, this isolated peninsula is famous for its ‘away from it all’ atmosphere. Country pubs, coastal walks, galleries, water activities, golden beaches ... the list goes on and on. Visit The Roseland and enjoy our favourite little corner of Cornwall.

by up to 27 miles, this the Prince of Wales Pier quaint chain ferry which and Custom House Quay. crosses the Fal River not From St Mawes you can only reduces your jour- also connect with the Place ney, fuel cost and pol- Ferry.

St Mawes Sit on Top Kayaks, See p74.

you can get out and See Ferries info enjoy the slow and

TOP TIP: Always take your camera. 58

lution but once aboard p16 & 20.

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THINGS TO DO Visits Gardens With its mild, Mediterranean-like climate, the Roseland boasts some spectacular gardens which are renowned for their varied range of flora and fauna not normally found in this country. See our Great Gardens section to discover some more about these sub-tropical gardens. See p80.  

Visit St Mawes Castle

With breathtaking views across the Carrick Roads, this fine castle is a must for anyone visiting the Roseland. See p70.

Galleries The Roseland has inspired artists for centuries and is full of galleries, craft shops and potteries which offer a wide selection of arts and crafts by local artists. See p77.

Beaches The remoteness of the Roseland means its many beaches are rarely crowded and you can often find a sandy cove all to yourself.  See our Beach Guide to find the best beaches on the Roseland. See p52. 

Walking  The Roseland is a walker’s paradise. Surrounded by water on three sides, the peninsula enjoys a diverse coastline which ranges from sheltered, wooded creeks and secluded inlets to storm-beaten shores and golden beaches. See our Walks section to find a range of achievable short walks around the Roseland Peninsula p38.

Get wet St Mawes, p60

Tuck in

SAVE UP TO £24!

COMBO TICKETS Available at our ticket offices and online.

ROSELAND RAMBLE

From kayaking and rowing to sailing and windsurfing, there is something for everyone on the clear waters of the Percuil and St Mawes Harbour. See p73 - 75.

Smugglers Cottage, p90

From an afternoon Cornish cream tea to Moules Marinières with a glass of rosé, the Roseland boasts a wide range of cafes, restaurants and pubs. Many are family friendly and welcome dogs, most source their produce locally. See p88-99.  

Return ferry from Falmouth to St Mawes and return ferry from St Mawes to Place Creek. Grab your walking boots for a day out on The Roseland.

TOP TIP:

Melinsey Mill

For more information

Adult: £13 Family: £35 Child: £8 Concs: £11.50 King Harry Ferry. www.falriver.co.uk

Visitors Centre in

A beautifully restored working water mill in idyllic surroundings with a cafe and a shop with locally made quality products.

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visit The Roseland St Mawes: 01326 270440

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Visits

St St Mawes Mawes Harbour looking across to Falmouth

VISIT ST MAWES The idyllic old world fishing village of St Mawes with its mild climate, fascinating history and stunning location is one of Cornwall’s best kept secrets. Sitting in the shelter of St Mawes Castle the small harbourside village enjoys a wide selection of waterfront cafes, bars, restaurants, ice cream shops and galleries and is an absolute must for anyone visiting Cornwall.

St Mawes Castle p70

Today, thanks to its idyllic location and rich heritage, the town’s main industry is now visitors and the village is busy all year round. Lamorran Garden, p87

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Get wet Sit on top kayaks can be hired from the slipway in St Mawes during the summer months, a great way to explore the river and have some fun. See p73-75.

History It was in 1536, probably in anticipation of the construction of St Mawes Castle, that a stone pier was built in St Mawes.  It

wasn’t until 1854 that the St Mawes Pier & Harbour Company was formed and was granted an act of parliament to develop a new pier and deepen the harbour.    The harbour has always looked to the sea for its livelihood and to this day the town still has fishing boats working from the harbour and selling their produce on the quay. 

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THINGS TO DO Visits

Get wet

Kayak Hire St Mawes. See p74

Grab a bite

St Anthony

Top recommendations: Lunch on the terrace at The Tresanton Hotel. A pint of Skinner’s with fish & chips at the St Mawes Hotel. Crab salad and a glass of cool crisp wine on the Idle Rocks Terrace. Fresh coffee and a pastry outside Café Chandlers or an ice cream on the ferry on your way home.

Hop on the twice hourly Place Ferry from St Mawes and discover miles of coastal walks on this beautiful peninsula. See p38.

Shopping The village has some really great places to shop and eat, including galleries, a post office, delicous fudge & ice creams, gifts and a delicious deli. Summers Beach. See p54

Lamorran Garden

St Mawes Cruises p74

We strongly recommend a visit to this intimate sub-tropical garden looking out over St Anthony Headland, a real treat! Only a 10 minute walk from the harbour. Open April - Sept, Wednesdays and Fridays ONLY. See p87.

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The Castle Stunning views from this perfectly preserved castle only a short five minute walk from the harbour, well worth a visit. See p70. SAVE UP TO £24!

COMBO TICKETS Available at our ticket offices and online.

ROSELAND RAMBLE

Return ferry from Falmouth to St Mawes and return ferry from St Mawes to Place Creek. Grab your walking boots for a day out on The Roseland. Adult: £13 Family: £35 Child: £8 Concs: £11.50 King Harry Ferry. www.falriver.co.uk 61


GETTINGTO AROUND THINGS DO Visits

Grab a copy of the NEW Truo Guide from Falmouth Visitor Information Centre, St Mawes Ticket Office or Truro Tour

ENJOy TRURO Truro is the retail centre of Cornwall and boasts an enviable range of independent shops and multiples. Its intriguing and eclectic offering of art galleries, bars, restaurants, nightclubs, a cinema, Hall for Cornwall, Truro Cathedral and The Royal Cornwall Museum make it a year round destination for those who live, work and visit Truro. Eating Whether you are looking for a five course meal, a cheeky cocktail or simply a snack on the run, Truro has all the ingredients for the ultimate gourmet destination. What makes 62

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THINGS TO DO Visits

rist Information Centre.

festive Christmas celebrations which run through November and December each year. There are also regular events in Truro’s parks and on Lemon Quay. Visit www.enjoytruro.co.uk or www.truro.gov.uk for a current event listing.

Explore

Truro such a ‘foodie’s fave’ is the sheer diversity of its offering - from Cornish celebrity chefs creating top quality dishes using the finest local ingredients through to a punnet of chips or pasty on Lemon Quay to refuel during a day’s shopping. Pick up a copy of Gourmet Truro from Truro’s Tourist Information Centre for a full listing.

Favourites

The Royal Cornwall Museum

Markets Enjoy the hustle and bustle of Truro Farmers’ Market on Lemon Quay every Wednesday and Saturday. The quay is also within easy reach of the Pannier Market and Lemon Street Market offering an array of shops and cafes.

Events Truro hosts a vibrant year round events calendar; ranging from the week long ‘Art in the City’ festival in April to the ‘Truro Music Festival’ in September and the www.falriver.co.uk/thingstodo

Truro is home to what has been described as “the finest example of Georgian architecture west of Bath”. This, mixed with the City’s glorious Gothic-style cathedral, cobbled streets, the iconic Courts of Justice building and modern office blocks make Truro’s architectural scene both varied and spectacular. Discover the hidden ope-ways and beautiful gardens that provide moments of calm in this bustling city. Explore the best of what the city has to offer, download the Truro app, as your personal guide to the City of Truro. This user friendly app is for smartphones and will assist you in discovering Truro’s latest events, places to eat and drink, businesses, as well as special offers.

Performances at the Hall for Cornwall. See p79

Tourist Information Centre Tel 01872 274555 www.tourism.truro. gov.uk

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GETTINGTO AROUND THINGS DO Study

University College Falmouth University College Falmouth is a vibrant and forward-thinking institution specialising in art, design, media, performance and writing. Over our 110-year history, we’ve grown from a small art school of less than 200 students to a specialist multi-arts University College with around 3,600 full-time students. We’re also proud to have become a key player on the national and international creative scene. 64

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THINGS TO DO Study Knowledge Whether you’re just finishing school or contemplating a complete career change; wanting to boost your earning potential or looking to fulfil a long-held dream, UCF’s wealth of courses offers something for everyone. On top of our full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate courses, we also offer a range of flexible learning options including pioneering online courses, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses designed to fit around full-time work, and a wide selection of short one to five-day residential courses covering everything from creative writing to garden design. falmouth.ac.uk/shortcourses

Business

Architect’s impression of AIR building. Creativity at work

For you, too! But it’s not just about the benefits our full-time students enjoy. If you live in Falmouth, Penryn or the wider Cornwall community, there are lots of ways you can make the most of having UCF on your doorstep…

Events

Facilities Our campuses are not just for students – we actively encourage local residents and businesses to make the most of our superb facilities, from the Photography Centre to music practice rooms. Many of our facilities are available for hire at discounted rates for local community groups and everyone is welcome to use our campuses for walking and leisure. falmouth.ac.uk/facilities

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Accelerating the growth of the creative industries in Cornwall, our new Academy for Innovation & Research (AIR) will open this May. From future transport solutions to the potential of superfast broadband in Cornwall, AIR will bring together local, national and international businesses, researchers, investors and suppliers to make a valuable and lasting impact on Cornwall’s challenges and opportunities. Got an idea? Get in touch… air.falmouth.ac.uk

Tel. 01326 211077 @ucfalmouth /UCFalmouth

Our Performance Centre at Tremough is one of the most sophisticated facilities of its kind in Europe. Its year-round contemporary performance programme is open to everyone and we subsidise performances to keep ticket prices as low as possible. From the highly accessible to the challenging and experimental, we bring an eclectic mix of international calibre music, theatre and dance to Cornwall and we’d love to share it with you. What’s more, many lectures and other events are also open to the public and you’re very welcome to attend. theperformancecentre.org falmouth.ac.uk/events 65


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ORCA SEA SAFARIS

DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE TO ALL FAL MUSSEL CARD HOLDERS.

From Falmouth

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THINGS TOActivities DO What you might see... Dolphins and Porpoise Common, Bottlenose and Risso Dolphins, and Harbour Porpoises can sometimes be seen close inshore or in larger pods further out to sea.

Basking Sharks The second largest fish in the world visit our coastline at certain times of the year.

Seals Atlantic Grey Seals can often be seen basking on rocks or we may see their heads pop up, investigating us as much as we are investigating them!

Birds A huge variety of birds can be found on our safaris, from the awesome Gannet diving into the sea at 60 mph, to the majestic Peregrine Falcon.

Sea Safaris We run a range of Sea Safaris all year round from our base at the Maritime Museum in Falmouth. 2 HRS COASTAL EXPLORER Adult: £39.50 Child: £28 Families: £125 Our most popular trip. Look for wildlife, discover our diverse coastline and enjoy an entertaining and informative commentary. May see dolphins, sharks & seals. Also available evenings. 1 HR BAY DISCOVERY Adult: £24 Child: £16 Families: £75 An excellent way to get out on the water for a Safari taster. You may see seals and bird-life on this trip, as well as exploring the coastal areas close to Falmouth Bay. GROUP BOOKINGS AND CHARTERS Get a group of people together for your own individual trip...Popular group bookings include stag and hen parties, birthday parties, corporate, history or education trips, photography...

Another perspective Discover picturesque Cornish towns and villages from a different perspective.

Reefs, Rocks & Wrecks Visit notorious areas of rugged coastline such as the infamous Manacles reef, resting place of over 100 shipwrecks.

DISCOUNTS For children (6 to 16), families and groups HOW TO BOOK: Tel: 01326 214928 www.orcaseasafaris.co.uk

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All our charges include entry to the Maritime Museum.

Or receive 10% when you show your Fal Mussel Visitor or Visitor PLUS (See p9). WARNING! The trip is not suitable for pregnant women or people with back / hip complaints etc. Please make your skipper aware of any relevant medical conditions.

Visitor Attraction of the year 2008 / 2009 !

All sailings subject to weather & circumstances.

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GETTINGTO AROUND THINGS DO Attractions

National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Celebrating the sea, boats and Cornwall,

13 April sees the opening of the 2012BC

a visit. You’ll find so much more than

this multi award winning Museum not

exhibition, which explores Cornwall

you might expect.

only has 15 galleries, over five floors

and the sea in the Bronze Age and

beautifully illustrating the past, present

includes a live reconstruction of a

Open daily 10am-5pm, seven days a week.

and future of this island nation but also

prehistoric boat and rare objects never

Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day

offers a number of stunning exhibitions.

before seen in the UK.

The newly opened blockbuster Search

And, 2012 wouldn’t be the same without

Adults: £10.50,

& Rescue exhibition invites you to

an Olympic exhibition. Opening on 2 May

Children (0-5): free, (6-15): £7.20,

enter the world of the maritime rescue

is Our Sporting Life – Sail for Gold, an

Senior (60+): £8.50,

services where ordinary people lead

exhibition celebrating our British Olympic

Family: £29.50.

extraordinary lives, risking their lives

and Paralympic sailing heritage – the only

(2 adults and up to 3 children)

to save yours. Experience the drama

exhibition in Cornwall approved by

Groups receive discount on groups of 10+

of a rescue, climb aboard a Sea King

London Organising Committee of the

helicopter, meet the crews, explore a

Olympic Games.

2012 prices:

lifeboat, revisit rescues from the past

Pay once and get in FREE for a full 12 months!

and discover what it takes to bring you

With activities for all, talks, lectures,

home safely when the worst happens

workshops, rotating events and ex-

Discovery Quay, Falmouth, TR11 3QY

at sea and around our coast.

hibitions, there’s so much happening

Telephone: 01326 313 388

at the National Maritime Museum

www.nmmc.co.uk

Cornwall, don’t miss your chance for

In: Falmouth

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THINGS TO DO Attractions

Park & Float to the National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Falmouth

St Mawes

CHQ

Park and Float to the National Maritime Museum Cornwall and get discounted entry. Wash away the stress of parking in town and arrive at the Maritime Museum in style by using the Park & Float. A regular ferry service runs from the car park at Ponsharden direct to Custom House Quay in town. From there it’s only a three minute walk to the museum. When you arrive show your float ticket at the desk and enjoy ‘Discounted Entry’ to this world class attraction. Park & Float and help reduce congestion. See also Park and Float p14 Telephone: 01326 319417 www.falriver.co.uk/float In: Falmouth

On the map: p12-13

Get to the National Maritime Museum Cornwall aboard the St Mawes Ferry

PWP

St Mawes

CHQ

Falmouth

From St Mawes take the ferry across the harbour to Falmouth and visit The National Maritime Museum Cornwall. From Custom House Quay in Falmouth the Maritime Museum is only a short three minute walk away.  When you arrive show your ferry ticket at the desk and enjoy ‘Discounted Entry’ to this world class attraction.  See also St Mawes Ferry p16 Telephone: 01872 861910 www.falriver.co.uk/smf In: St Mawes /Falmouth

On the map: p12-13

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GETTINGTO AROUND THINGS DO Attractions

Pendennis Castle

St Mawes Castle

Open daily April-October & winter weekends 450 years of history on offer with a hands-

Visit St Mawes Castle, facing Pendennis

Castle open:

on Discovery Centre and Barrack Block,

Castle across the Fal Estuary, one of the

April - October: Sunday - Friday plus

interactive displays, underground tunnels,

most picturesque and beautiful of Henry

Saturday in October

the big guns and a relaxing tearoom.

VIII’s coastal fortresses, unchanged over

November - March : Saturday & Sunday

English Heritage, Pendennis Castle, TR11 4LP

the centuries. Climb to the battlements

Telephone: 01326 316594

and take in the magnificent views as you

English Heritage, St Mawes Castle, TR2 5DE

www.english-heritage.org.uk/pendennis

let the audio tour bring the history of the

Telephone: 01326 270526

In: Falmouth

castle and its occupants to life. Only five

www.english-heritage.org.uk/stmawes

minutes walk from the St Mawes quay.

In: St Mawes

On the map: C8 p120

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Two Castles Ferry Link PWP CHQ

St Mawes

Falmouth

The St Mawes Ferry provides a regular ferry link across the body of water that separates these two magnificent castles. From the quay in St Mawes the castle is only a short 5 minute walk away and from Custom House Quay in Falmouth. Pendennis Castle is only a short 15 minute walk up the hill past the spectacular viewpoint looking out over Falmouth Docks. Ask at a ticket office for more information on the castles and their events.

See also St Mawes Ferry page 16 Telephone: 01872 861910 www.falriver.co.uk/smf In: St Mawes/Falmlouth On the map: p120

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THINGS TO DO

Attractions & Activities

BF Adventure

Devoran Creek Cycle Hire

Bissoe Bike Hire Hundreds of bikes available

Archery, Rock climbing, Abseiling, Canoeing,

Start Cornwall’s Coast-to-Coast trail at

Cycle hire & café on a mainly off road

Team building, Coasteering, Zip wire, Raft

the beautiful creekside village of Devoran.

cycle path. Over 60km to explore. Family

building, Bush craft, Birthday Parties, Holi-

Ride off-road to the North Coast town

friendly routes, also serious off road fun.

day activities for children and lots more.

of Portreath on our fully maintained

Goodygrane Activity Centre, TR10 9BX

Specialized bikes.

Telephone: 01326 340912

The Old Quay Inn, Devoran, TR3 6ND

Bike Chain Bissoe Bike Hire, Bissoe, TR4 8QZ

www.bfadventure.org

Telephone: 01872 863142

Telephone: 01872 870341

www.devorancreekcyclehire.com

www.cornwallcyclehire.com

In: Devoran

In: Bissoe

Near: Penryn /BF-Adventure

Booking Essential @BFadventure

On the map: C5 p120

On the map: B4 p120

King Harry Coaches: Classic Coach Hire

King Harry Coaches run a fleet of

The coach will arrive dressed with

You may have already seen us on the

classic coaches, specialising in weddings

ribbons and flowers. For other special

road, now you can join in the experience

and private hire in Cornwall. Make

occasions or club outings, you can

yourself.

your wedding day even more special

climb aboard ‘Dumpy’, ‘Harry’ or

by transporting your guests to and from

‘Hughy’ who will take you on a novel,

the ceremony and back to their hotel in

nostalgic journey through the county

61 Dracaena Avenue, Falmouth, TR11 2EL

one of our charming coaches without

to a destination of your choice.

Telephone: 01326 318868

the hassle of following directions and

www.kingharrycoaches.com

finding parking facilities.

Near: Falmouth

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GETTINGTO AROUND THINGS DO On The Water Raze the Roof Indoor Play Area

Ships & Castles Leisure Centre

DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE TO ALL FAL MUSSEL CARD HOLDERS. More details on

www.falriver.co.uk/mussel

Something for the whole family from tiny

Fun-packed leisure pool

The pool is also open for flat water sessions. Check the timetable for fun

tots to adults. Mega play frame, slides, climbing wall and ball cannons.

Open daily for family fun with a wave

sessions and all other special pool

Play Laser Storm in our laser tag arena.

machine which brings the thrills of the

events. Free parking for customers.

30a Parkengue, Kernick Road Industrial Estate,

ocean indoors, whatever the weather. Plus

Penryn, TR10 9EP

a river run which sweeps you around the

Telephone: 01326 377481

pool, a thrilling 70 metre flume, spa pools,

www.razetheroof.co.uk

geysers, bubble mats and a large shallow

/razetheroofindoorplay

Infootsteps Coastal Walks

area for the little ones.

Classic Sailing - Tall Ships

Castle Drive, Pendennis Headland, TR11 4NG Telephone: 01326 212129 www.shipsandcastles.co.uk In: Falmouth On the map: p122

Classic Sailing - Day Sail

Take to the Cornish coastline, trek across

Anyone can sail a Tall Ship, one day

Day sail on Eve of St Mawes. Six wonderful

the expansive moorland or explore the

to 52 days, Cornwall, Isles of Scilly,

hours sailing this beautiful wooden pilot

hidden footpaths that snake through the

Antarctica, Scotland, plus winter sunshine

cutter, lunch and refreshments included.

delightful South West countryside with

voyages, Canary Islands, Caribbean and

No previous experience required, solos

Infootsteps Cornish Walks.

Cape Verde. Solo travellers welcome.

and families welcome.

www.infootsteps-coastwalker.blogspot.com

Parton Vrane, Portscatho, TR2 5ET

Parton Vrane, Portscatho, TR2 5ET

Telephone: 07584 439187

Telephone: 01872 580022

Telephone: 01872 580022

www.infootsteps.moonfruit.com

www.classic-sailing.co.uk

www.classic-sailing.co.uk

/my.classic.sailing

/my.classic.sailing

In: Falmouth

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THINGS TO DO On The Water

Paddle and Sail

Falmouth Boat Hire

DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE TO ALL FAL MUSSEL CARD HOLDERS.

Sea Kayaking Cornwall

DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE TO ALL FAL MUSSEL CARD HOLDERS.

More details on

More details on

www.falriver.co.uk/mussel

www.falriver.co.uk/mussel

We are a family run watersports business

Fancy a self-drive cabin boat? The only

Stunning cliffs, beautiful golden beaches

providing tuition and hire in sailing, windsurf-

way you can discover all the hidden trea-

and a vast array of wildlife are just some

ing, kayaking and Powerboating. Our friendly

sure of the Fal River is by hiring a boat

of the many reasons to sea kayak or try

and experienced staff are real enthusiasts and

for an hour, half day or full day. You don’t

our sit on top tours in Cornwall.

are keen to teach you and enthuse you with a

need experience and it’s safe family fun!

love of their sport. RYA , AALA recognised.

Custom House Quay, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 3JT

Dove House, Tregonniggie Industrial Estate,

Merrose Farm, Portscatho, Truro, Cornwall, TR2 5EL

Telephone: 07951 610 247

Falmouth, TR114SN

Telephone: 01872 580964/07970 926409

www.falmouthboathire.co.uk/falriver

www.paddleandsail.com

/FalmouthBoatHire

Windsport International

@FalBoatHire

Falmouth School of Sailing

Telephone: 01326 378826 www.seakaykingcornwall.com

Falmouth Powerboat School

Join the experienced Windsport Team

We are a friendly sail training school.

A friendly powerboat training and

where families, individuals and groups,

Situated off the Fal Estuary, in the heart

chartering company situated off the

young and old, combine both unforgettable

of Falmouth. FSOS is a fully recognised

Fal Estuary in the heart of Falmouth.

times with achievement in a fun and

Royal Yachting Association (RYA)

we pride ourselves in quality training

safe environment .

Training and Chartering School

and chartering. Visit our website.

Mylor Harbour, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5UF

The Boat Park, Grove Place, Falmouth, TR11 4AU

The Boat Park, Grove Place, Falmouth, TR11 4AU

Telephone: 01326 376191

Telephone: 01326 211311

Telephone: 01326 211311

www.windsport.co.uk

www.falmouth-school-of-sailing.co.uk

www.falmouth-powerboat-school.co.uk

/Windsport-International

@Windsport_Int

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/FalmouthSchoolofSailing

/falmouthpowerboatschool

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GETTINGTO AROUND THINGS DO On The Water

St Mawes Kayaks

Mini Cruises & Water Taxi

Falmouth Kayaks

DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE TO ALL FAL MUSSEL CARD HOLDERS. More details on

www.falriver.co.uk/mussel

Hire sit-on kayaks and explore the tran-

Come for a blast aboard our 8 passenger

Operating from The Bosun’s Locker Chan-

quil Percuil River & creeks. Stop off on the

RIB around the bay, visit a waterside pub

dlery, in the centre of Falmouth, Falmouth

beach or at a secluded cove for a picnic,

or take an evening water taxi trip. Local au-

Kayaks specialises in sit-on-top kayak hire,

perhaps even paddle to the lighthouse!

thority licensed & inspected, fully insured.

within the beautiful and sheltered surround-

The Quay, St Mawes, TR2 5DG

The Quay, St Mawes, TR2 5DG

ings of the Falmouth Harbour and Estuary.

Telephone: 07971 846786

Telephone: 07971 846786

Bosuns Locker Chandlery, Falmouth, TR11 3DQ

www.stmaweskayaks.co.uk

www.stmaweskayaks.co.uk

Telephone: 01326 312212

In: St Mawes

In: St Mawes

www.falmouthkayaks.co.uk

On the map: p123

/stmaweskayaks.co.uk

Fish and Trips of St Mawes

On the map: p123

/stmaweskayaks.co.uk

Near: Church Street Car Park

Wando Lady: Exclusive Luxury Cruising

fully licensed by the MCA.

Two hour mackerel fishing trips, charters

This beautiful motor yacht is available

and cream tea cruises along the River

for half day, day and weekly charter for

Fal in a traditional Cornish fishing boat.

flexible cruising in the local area or chan-

Call today for a quote, more information

Families welcome.

nel hopping. With your own crew, luxury

or brochure.

The Quay, St Mawes, TR2 5DG

catering and dining are available.

Telephone: 07891 300078

Licensed for up to 20 guests it’s ideal

Mylor Yacht Harbour, Falmouth

www.fishandtripstmawes.co.uk

for weddings, birthday and special occa-

Telephone: 07836 788004

In: St Mawes

sions. Large dining area, luxurious cabins

www.wandolady.com

and accommodation, spacious deck area,

Near: Mylor

/fishstmawes

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THINGS TO DO On The Water

Cornish Cruising

Kernow Charters

Cornish cruising is a family run yacht

theory shore based and practical Day

Family orientated sailing charter

charter company and RYA school. Come

Skipper and Yacht Master. Come and

company specialising in filling the gap

and hire a yacht for the day, or longer,

share our way of life and love of the sea.

between tuition and hire, yet offering

exploring the many creeks and estuaries

Open all year round.

more with motorboat, bareboat options

with their natural beauty and wildlife.

and yacht gardiennage.

If you want someone to take you to the

Falmouth Marina, Falmouth, TR11 2TD

Mylor Yacht Harbour, Falmouth

very best places allow us to provide a

Telephone: 01326 211800

Telephone: 07816 481430

skipper with useful and interesting local

www.cornishcruising.com

knowledge. Competent Crew level,

In: Falmouth

colin@kernowcharters.co.uk On the map: p122

www.kernowcharters.co.uk

Mylor Boat Hire

Hire one of our traditional Clovelly

full instructions on boat handling. Our

and our newly

Picarooners and discover the unique

boats are available for hourly, daily or

acquired 6 person

sheltered waters around Falmouth.

weekly hire. If your holiday accommo-

RIB for self drive.

Locally built, our fleet of 16’ Picarooners

dation has a suitable mooring you can

carry up to 6 people, are easy to steer,

hire a boat for a week or more- we will

very stable and great fun! We have

even deliver it for you! In addition to

Mylor Yacht Harbour, Falmouth, TR11 5UF

motor and sailing versions, all fully

our Picarooners we have a Devon Yawl,

Telephone: 01326 377745

equipped with safety gear. You will be

2 launches for 10 people, 3 small

www.mylorboathire.co.uk

fitted with your own lifejacket and given

sailing cruisers, including a Shrimper,

Near: Falmouth

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DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE TO ALL FAL MUSSEL CARD HOLDERS. More details on

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On the map: C7 p120

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GETTINGTO AROUND THINGS DO Culture & Arts

Falmouth Lifeboat Station

Loe Beach Watersports

Loe Beach Boat Hire

Enjoy a free guided tour of the lifeboats

Watersports Training Centre between Truro

Hire Kayaks, Row Boats, Motor Boats,

& their station. Easter-May: Mon-Sat

& Falmouth. Windsurf, Sail, Kayak & Pow-

Paddle Boards & Sailing Dinghies. Set in

1100-1300. June-Oct: Mon-Fri 1100-

erboat. Lessons, courses or just experience

a stunning location. Explore at your own

1600 and Sat 1100-1300. Families wel-

sessions. Kids weekend & holiday clubs.

pace the local beaches, estuaries & creeks.

come - Group visits by request.

Feock, Truro TR3 6SH

Feock, Truro TR3 6SH

Tinners Walk, Port Pendennis (nr Docks Entrance)

Telephone: 01872 300800

Telephone: 01872 300800

Telephone: 01326 250525

www.loebeach.co.uk

www.loebeach.co.uk

www.rnli.org.uk/falmouth

Near: Truro

In: Falmouth

On the map: p122

Mylor Sailing School

/loebeach

On the map: D6 p120 @loebeach

Falmouth Fishing Trips

Near: Truro

On the map: D6 p120

/loebeach

@loebeach

Falmouth Pleasure Cruises

DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE TO ALL FAL MUSSEL CARD HOLDERS. More details on

www.falriver.co.uk/mussel

A Dinghy, Yacht Sailing &

Family run fishing trips from Custom

Princessa runs daily trips from Falmouth

Powerboating School based

House Quay in Falmouth. All equipment

to Helford River & Frenchman’s

in the beautiful Fal Estuary, the perfect

provided including rods, reels, bait and

Creek or the Fal River. Private evening

location for this.

lots of friendly advice. Trips run daily.

charter onboard the Disco Boat for

Also trips up the river Fal.

your special occasion.

Mylor Yacht Harbour, Mylor, TR11 5UF

Custom House Quay, Falmouth

Prince of Wales Pier, Steps 3

Telephone: 01326 377633 / 07971 520257

Telephone: 07532019723/ 07581 621619

Telephone: 01326 212939 / 07977 547084

www.mylorsailingschool.co.uk

www.falmouthfishingtrips.co.uk

www.falmouthpleasurecrusiesltd.co.uk

Near: Falmouth

In: Falmouth

Near: Falmouth

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THINGS TO DO

Culture & Arts

Falmouth Surf School

Big Blue Watersports

The Performance Centre

DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE TO ALL FAL MUSSEL CARD HOLDERS. More details on

www.falriver.co.uk/mussel

Falmouth/ Porthtowan Surf School offers

An established watersports centre in

University College Falmouth’s new

you and your family all inclusive, safe,

Mylor Harbour overlooking the beautiful

specialist performing arts facility. We

fun and unforgettable surfing lessons.

and historic Carrick Roads.

provide a year round public programme

Surf hire delivery service available. We

We offer windsurfing tuition, windsurf-

of contemporary performances and

offer FREE 20 min transport to our

ing kit hire and kayak hire.

accessible short courses.

surfbase in Porthtowan for tuition.

Admiralty Quay, Mylor Harbour, Mylor TR11 5UF

Tremough Campus, Penryn, TR10 9LX

Telephone: 01326 212144 www.falmouthsurfschool.co.uk / falmouth/porthtowansurfschool

Telephone: 01326 374044

Telephone: 01326 255 885

www.bigbluewatersports.co.uk

www.theperformancecentre.org

Driftwood Gallery

Falmouth Art Gallery

/Big-Blue-Watersports

@UCFtpc

Our Falmouth, Truro and Padstow

Award-winning Falmouth Art Gallery

Family Friendly and Free.

galleries all showcase an extensive

is one of the leading art galleries in

Open Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm

range of Originals, Limited editions,

the South West and is family friendly

(including Spring and Summer Bank

Glass and Sculpture, from both local

with free admission. It has changing

Holidays). Wheelchair/pushchair access

and international artists.

displays of some of the best of British

via Webber Street entrance.

51 Church Street, Falmouth, TR11 3DS

art and a shop with affordable gifts

Municipal Buildings, The Moor, Falmouth TR11 2RT

Telephone: 08000 322 488

from many of the county’s leading

Telephone: 01326 313863

www.driftwoodgallery.co.uk

ceramicists, printmakers, jewellers

www.falmouthartgallery.com

and automata makers.

in: Falmouth

/driftwoodarts

@driftwoodarts

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GETTINGTO AROUND THINGS DO Princess Pavilion

Veryan Galleries

A quality art gallery situated between

A unique venue for great live music of

& bistro; open daily from 11am ‘til late

two of the Roundhouses in the pic-

all varieties plus drama & year round

for lunches, dinner, snacks & refreshments

turesque village of Veryan Green.

entertainment; visiting big name acts,

(out of season times may vary).

One mile from the sea at Carne beach

local productions & free summer con-

Free customer parking.

and Portloe.

certs including silver bands from the

41 Melvill Road, Falmouth, TR11 4AR

Veryan Green, TR2 5QQ

bandstand. With main concert hall /

Telephone: 01326 211222

Telephone: 01872 501469

theatre set in the beautifully restored

www.princesspavilion.co.uk

www.veryangalleries.co.uk

Gyllyngdune Gardens (gardens admis-

in: Falmouth

In: Veryan

sion free). Plus The Garden Room bar

On the map: I6 p121

Miracle Theatre

The Importance of Being Earnest

On the map: p122

/princesspavilion

@eventsfalmouth

St Anthony’s Church

Enjoy an open air theatre experience

Written with warmth and good humour,

St Anthony-in-Roseland is unusual

this August. St Mawes Castle: 8th & 9th

Tessa continues to share stories of her

in that it still has its original medieval

Pendennis Castle: 16th& 17th

new life in Cornwall reflecting on the

cruciform plan, despite being extensively

Trelissick Gardens: 24th, 25th 26th

true value and meaning of ‘home’.

restored in the 19th century. Get here

Krowji, West Park, Redruth TR15 3AJ

Home to Roost is available in hardback

by ferry: p18

Telephone: 01209 216762

and ebook from 12th April 2012.

St Anthony-in-Roseland, TR2 5EZ

Up With The Larks and Seagulls in the Attic

Telephone: 02072 130660

– paperbacks/ebooks available in your local

www.visitchurches.org.uk

bookshop or online

Near: Place

www.miracletheatre.co.uk /miracletheatrecompany @MiracleTheatre

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A Fal River Favourite

On the map: E9 p 120

www.falriver.co.uk/thingstodo


THINGS TO DO Hall for Cornwall

The Drummer statue by Tim Shaw

St Just in Roseland Church

Cornwall’s leading theatre and concert

There are regular signed and audio

Famous 13th century church, surrounded

venue is in Truro. It’s the place to see

described

touch

by unique creek side sub-tropical gardens

dance, music, theatre and children’s

tours. The venue also has a great coffee

with an atmosphere of spiritual peace

shows all year round. 2012 brings West

shop and restaurant.

and serenity. ‘the most beautiful church-

End shows Spamalot, Chicago & Stomp,

Lemon Quay, Truro, TR1 2LL

yard on earth’ . Sir John Betjeman

children’s favourite Angelina Ballerina,

Telephone: 01872 262466

St Just in Roseland, TR2 5JD

comedians Rhod Gilbert and Dave

www.hallforcornwall.co.uk

Telephone: 01326 270248

Gorman to name just a few – find the

In: Truro

full programme online.

performances

On the map: p123

/hallforcornwall

John Dyer Art Gallery

and

@hallforcornwall

Available on the App Store itunes.com/ apps/JDgallery

www.stjustinroselandchurch.co.uk Near: Truro

On the map: E7 p120

Truro Cathedral

“Whilst visiting Cornwall, viewing the

gallery by appointment at their comfortable

Stunning three spired Gothic revival

exclusive John Dyer Gallery is a must.

and friendly spacious Edwardian property

cathedral in the heart of Cornwall’s

Exhibiting the work of John Dyer, Ted Dyer

in Falmouth, or alternatively view their

beautiful city. Wide range of concerts

and Joanne Short, all well known Cornish

online gallery.” Vogue Magazine

and other events. Admission is free.

and British painters, this established art

Falmouth, strictly by appointment only

Family activities, shop & restaurant.

gallery deals in the very best contempo-

Telephone: 07773397503

High Cross, Truro, TR1 2AJ

rary art and has a leading and unique

www.johndyergallery.co.uk

Telephone: 01872 276782

programme of exhibitions and community

/thejohndyergallery

www.trurocathedral.org.uk

projects. You are welcome to visit the

@johndyergallery

In: Truro

www.falriver.co.uk/thingstodo

On the map: p123

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Fal River Area Guide 2012 - Part 2 - Things to Do