Cornwall AONB Walk
Rosemullion Head from Mawnan
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It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.
Walk Route Description
This Cornish walk includes a delightful section of the South West Coast Path and also explores the countryside inland. The start is the village of Mawnan, which lies to the south of Falmouth, where a small car park is located close to the church (grid ref. SW787272).
After parking take the path towards the coast. You soon reach the South West Coast Path one of the premier long distance trails in Britain. Turn right along this path (with the sea to your left) and follow the clear path as it skirts the cliffs above Parson's Beach. Where there is a choice of path it is probably better to keep to the one nearest the sea to obtain the best views. Descend past Toll Point to Porthallack and continue to Porth Saxon (grid ref. SW779271). Here turn right onto a concessionary footpath heading north up a valley. The path passes through pretty woodland and climbs easily to reach a track after just under a mile (grid ref. SW779282). Turn right along this track or access road to reach a lane after 200 metres.
Turn right along the lane and then turn left at the first junction (grid ref. SW783281). Walk past the hotel on your right and take the next footpath on your right. This leads down to the coast. Reaching the South West Coast Path, turn right and follow around Rosemullion Point and back to Mawnan using the short connecting path back towards the church and car park.
Other walks nearby
Walk 2007 Helford Passage & Frenchman's Creek - easy/mod - 7.0 miles/11.4 km
Walk 2009 Gillan & Nare Point from Porthallow - easy - 4.7 miles/7.6 km
Walk 1778 Maenporth and Helford Passage Circular - easy/mod - 8.0 miles/13 km
Walk 2001 Coverack & Lowland Point - easy/mod - 4.2 miles/6.8 km
Walk 2003 Cowlands, Coombe & Roundwood Quay from Trelissick - easy/mod - 9.0 miles/14.6 km
Walk 2010 Housel Bay & Bass Point from the Lizard - easy - 3.5 miles/5.7 km
Walk 1032 Kynance Cove & Cadgwith from the Lizard - moderate - 8.0 miles/13 km
Walk 1027 Nare Head & Portloe from Veryan - moderate - 7.0 miles/11.4 km
Walk 1033 Caerhays, Dodman Point & Gorran Haven - mod/hard - 11.0 miles/17.9 km
Walk 1783 Dodman Point from Gorran Haven - easy/mod - 5.0 miles/8.1 km
Recommended Books & eBooks
The South West Coast Path
Guidebook to walking the entire South West Coast Path National Trail. The route runs for 630 miles from Minehead to Poole along the north Devon, Cornish, south Devon and Dorset coastline. Divided into 45 stages, this long-distance coastal trek could be completed within 4 weeks, or walked in sections. Guide includes maps and essential information.
South West Coast Path Map Booklet - Plymouth to Poole
Map of part of the southern section of the 630 mile (1014km) South West Coast Path National Trail. Covers the trail from Plymouth to Poole along the coastline of Devon and Dorset. This convenient and compact booklet of Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps shows the route, providing all of the mapping you need to walk the trail in either direction.
Map and Compass
An instructive guidebook explaining map and compass techniques, to help readers enhance their outdoor experiences. Whether you are experienced in map-reading, or have never used a compass before, this guidebook will sharpen your skills and have you exploring new areas in no time. There are also tips for GPS and digital mapping technologies.