A coastal walk around the Cornish town of Falmouth visiting Pendennis Point, Pendennis Castle and the pretty Swanpool lake nature reserve.
Starting at the pier the walk follows the South West Coast Path past the quays and docks to Pendennis Castle. The artillery fort was constructed by Henry VIII between 1540 and 1542. It is run by English Heritage so you can explore the battlements, war rooms, barracks and cells with exhibitions detailing the history of the castle. It's in a fantastic position, commanding fine views across Falmouth Bay to the Roseland Peninsula.
After leaving the castle the footpath rounds Pendennis Point and heads west to Swanpool, passing two nice beaches on the way. The small saline lagoon is great for wildlife watching with Little grebe, Tufted Duck and Moorhen to look out for. It's a really lovely spot with the lake separated from the sea by the pretty Swanpool beach. The site also includes and outdoor cafe, crazy golf course, water-sports and kayak hire.
To extend your walking in the area you could explore the beautiful Roseland Peninsula. You can catch a ferry from Falmouth to St Mawes where you can try the St Mawes to St Just Walk. This visits the fascinating St Mawes Castle and the St Just in Roseland 13th-century church with beautiful riverside gardens.
Also near to Falmouth is the delightful Glendurgan Garden and Kennall Vale Nature Reserve.