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Maenporth to Falmouth (4.5 miles - medium difficulty)

Park your car just behind Maenporth beach and get on to the coastal footpath, climbing upwards towards the kissing gate. After passing the gate, keep to the main path (another goes off to the right). Down below the cliffs you will see what remains of the 'Ben Asdale'; this freezer trawler was wrecked on the evening of December 30th 1979 during bad weather. Follow the path onwards as it firstly climbs and then levels out - once level, you should be able to see Pendennis Castle up ahead of you. Pass through a further kissing gate, and follow the path past a golf course to your left. The path then continues through woodland down into Swanpool. The path will lead you down on to the road behind Swanpool beach; continue walking along this road until you reach Gyllyngvase beach. When you reach Gyllyngvase beach, take the gradually inclining road above the beach, passing the grand hotels which line the seafront. When you reach the fork in the road, take the route to the right, following signs for Pendennis Point. Continue on this road, walking around the entire headland. You will then be walking downhill past the 'Ships and Castles' leisure centre on the left, and Falmouth docks to the right further down the hill. Continue on down Castle Drive and Pendennis Rise, and at the roundabout, bear right under the railway bridge. At the next roundabout, go left; from here, you can walk straight on into Falmouth town centre. There are buses between Falmouth and Maenporth every couple of hours.

Address: Maenporth