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Short Walks in Cornwall: Falmouth and the Lizard

Phil Turner has chosen 15 of the best short walks around Falmouth and the Lizard. Each walk comes with easy-to-read Ordnance Survey maps, clear route description and lots of images, plus information on local beauty spots and tasty refreshment stops. No challenging terrain or complicated navigation means walks can be enjoyed by everyone.


This book can be enjoyed all year round: trails that are busy in July are often deserted in November, but several walks run along cliff tops and require particular care in strong winds. Some routes can be muddy.


Portreath, St Agnes, Truro, Redruth, Falmouth, St Mawes, Porthleven and Lizard


Cornwall is a rural county with most footpaths rough and occasionally muddy. As a county of innovators and engineers, many gates and stiles are creative and may require a clamber. Expect some ascent on most of the walks.

Must See

Beautiful, rugged cliffs above turquoise sea; towering engine houses standing silent guard over post-industrial landscapes; miles of golden sand and irresistible fishing coves; centuries-old pubs providing cosy sanctuary against coastal storms; relaxed woodland walks along quiet muddy creeks
11 Apr 2024
17.20 x 11.60 x .60cm

15 of the best short walks in Cornwall around Falmouth and the Lizard. Our guidebook comes with easy-to-read Ordnance Survey maps and clear route descriptions, perfect if you're new to walking or are looking for something you can enjoy with the whole family.

  • Easy-to-read Ordnance Survey maps, clear route descriptions and lots of images 
  • Includes St Agnes Beacon and Wheal Coates, Truro, Gwennap Pit, St Mawes, Mylor, Frenchman's Creek, Loe Pool, Cadgwith and Lizard Point
  • Most walks are under 3 hours in duration
  • All routes are accessible by public transport
  • Information on local beauty spots and refreshment stops
  • GPX files available for download

Table of Contents
Phil Turner Cicerone author PTURNER

By Phil Turner

Phil Turner lives in the Falmouth area and when not exploring the paths of Cornwall he works as an EMT and Mountain Leader. When this work takes him further afield he soon finds himself longing for the salty air (and pasties) of Cornwall.  An active member of West Cornwall Search and Rescue team, Phil spends many wet and windy evenings training the next generation of team members how to use a map and compass.

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