This Cornish based town has some lovely river and coastal walks to try. It's an attractive and historic town with several buildings dating from Tudor, Jacobean and Georgian times. As such the town is an important conservation area with the centrepiece the Town Hall Clock which dates from 1839.
This walk from the town takes you along the Penyrn River to nearby Flushing.
The walk starts in the town centre and follows a footpath along the harbour towards Gorrangorra. You continue east along the river towards Trevissome House before finishing on the Quays at Flushing. There's some nice views over the river to Falmouth on the opposite side here. You can also catch the Flushing Ferry over the river to visit the bustling port.
PostcodeTR10 8FG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Penryn Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Penryn Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Penryn OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Penryn Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Muddy Beach is in a great location for some post walk refreshment. It's positioned right next to the river so you can sit outside and enjoy a meal while admiring the boats in the harbour. It takes it's name from the beach directly outside where you can look out for a variety of wading birds. You can find them at Jubilee Wharf, with a postcode of TR10 8FG for your sat navs.
The riverside paths make for a pleasant dog walk. The Muddy Beach mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the south west of the town there's College Reservoir and Argal Reservoir to explore. There's a nice circular trail around the lake with lovely countryside views over the water and a noteworthy ancient church on the western side.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cornwall Walks page.