It is often said by locals that if you live in Cornwall, you need a car. Of course to an extent, this is still true when on holiday. However, if you are prepared to leave the car at your lodge or simply see it as a means to an end, then there is some spectacular walking to be experienced – both in our own backyard and throughout Cornwall.
The South West Coast Path was originally a means for the Coastguard to track and pursue smugglers and continues to provide access to 630 miles of stunning coastal scene. As a designated National Trail, which represents the finest walking routes in Britain, it is the longest and most popular walk in the country and is considered among the world’s great hikes. With two World Heritage Sites, five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and one National Park, it’s a journey along one of the most diverse coastal landscapes in the world. You’ll find the stunning South West Coast Path winding its way across dramatic cliff tops and secluded beaches, and The Roseland is full of everything you would want from a walk.
The Roseland Peninsula, or just Roseland, (Cornish: Ros, meaning promontory) is a district of Cornwall. The Roseland is located in the south of the county. It is a Peninsula separated from the remainder of Cornwall by the River Fal (on the east of the English Channel)
Popular coastal paths and headland walks present great opportunities for walking and enjoying the scenery. However there is always danger from coastal erosion, falling rocks and from the risks of falling over the cliff edges (advise to keep dogs on a lead). The South West Coast Path is maintained to reduce these risks but every care should be taken especially in poor visibility. The Coastguard service should be alerted in the event of danger to life – call 999 and ask for Coastguard or Ambulance as required.