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Ruan Lanihorne

Walking in the Roseland

We have listed a number of suggested routes of varying length. None are particularly arduous although most cover some fields or woodland so we recommend that you wear walking shoes on all but the shortest.

By the Sea

There are many walks along the coast incorporating both beaches and cliff/hillside paths. Easy starting points with parking facilities are Portscatho, Gerrans, Towan/Froe, St. Anthony's Head, St. Just Church, St. Mawes, Pendower, Carne and Nare Head.

Seals and dolphins are regular visitors to many of the beaches and coves particularly along the stretch from Portscatho to Towan and Porthbeor. These two beaches can be incorporated into some of the best walks on the Roseland including such places as Froe Creek, Bohortha and St. Anthony's Head.

Yachts on the water beyond Killigerran Head 

Kybaric CoveThe coast here may not be as rugged as the far west or north of Cornwall but it has some spectacular cliffs and headlands from which to spot seals, dolphins and birdlife. On a clear day the view from St. Anthony's Head over the Carrick Roads to The Lizard is as good as it gets!
There are usually yachts and fishing vessels moving along the coast or into port and vessels plying their trade up and down the Channel.


Away from the waterside are a multitude of paths and byways between the villages and farms. Smaller fields, dry stone walls, non-intensive farming and many woods and hedgerows create a lush green environment rich in wildlife and flowers. Spring in the Roseland is a riot of colour to paint, photograph or simply enjoy.

Path to Bohortha

The woodlands by the water in Spring (below left) are places of bright colours and birdsong giving an uplifting atmosphere. In Winter the sounds and colours are muted and peaceful when the woods become places to get away from the hustle of modern life, to contemplate and 'recharge the batteries'.

Footpath near PercuilWoodland path near Ruan in Winter