St Mawes to St Just Walk - Roseland, Fal Estuary, Carrick Roads
This walk takes you along a lovely stretch of coast on the Roseland Peninsula in Cornwall. It's about a 2.5 mile walk from the town of St Mawes to the village of St Just, with splendid views over Carrick Roads.
The walk starts from St Mawes Castle. The artillery fort was constructed by Henry VIII between 1540 and 1542. It's an impressive sight with grounds stretching down to the waters of the Fal Estuary and great views across to Pendennis Castle in Falmouth. After exploring the castle you follow the coast path north to St Just in Roseland. The little village is well know for its 13th-century church and beautiful riverside gardens.
To extend your walking in the area you can visit St Anthony Head Lighthouse and enjoy lovely views back towards St Mawes. Also nearby is the popular town of Falmouth where you can enjoy another great coastal walk to Pendennis Castle and the lovely Swanpool Nature Reserve. You can catch a regular ferry from St Mawes to Falmouth in the summer months. The long distance South West Coast Path also runs through the area.
St Mawes to St Just Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
St Mawes to St Just Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
St Mawes to St Just OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
St Mawes to St Just Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The St Mawes Walk also starts from the village and visits Portscatho and Porthcurnick Beach where you will find the splendid Hidden Hut. This hidden gem serves a delicious and wide range of meals from an outdoor beach kitchen.