Progress towards triple-checked route options for Falmouth’s four Slow Ways: 44%
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Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.
Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.
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Walk to Falmouth from further afield
|Slow Way||Route||To do|
||Pioneer me||Distance 21km/13mi||Ascent 530m||Descent 521m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 30km/19mi||Ascent 735m||Descent 730m|
||Review me||Distance 5km/3mi||Ascent 10m||Descent 7m|
||Review me||Distance 22km/14mi||Ascent 549m||Descent 576m|
||Double check||Distance 21km/13mi||Ascent 506m||Descent 470m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 22km/14mi||Ascent 473m||Descent 438m|
||Double check||Distance 3km/2mi||Ascent 89m||Descent 77m|
||Verify me||Distance 4km/3mi||Ascent -||Descent -|
41% of Falmouth’s routes are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified
7 people have contributed to Falmouth’s Slow Ways
0 people have pledged to walk and review a route
0 people have surveyed a route in Falmouth
55km out of 128km have been walked and reviewed
101km of reviews have been shared in Falmouth
Lovely short walk on the north side of the river Penryn to Flushing, where you can catch a ferry to Falmouth (£3.50 in May 2022). Plenty of public transport options back to the start point....
Interestingly, having walked in a direction from Helston to Falmouth, there were more footpath signs better suited to walking from Falmouth!...
At high tide these may not be passable but alternative route sections are available. The Flushing Ferry runs 7 days a week, hourly in the winter and every 30 minutes in the summer until 4pm winter/ 5pm summer....
Almost all the route is on roads...
Cranager added Penfal two, a new walk from Penryn to FalmouthWalk this route
This was an enjoyable slow way, taking a relatively direct route between Falmouth and Helston. A particular highlight was the selection of small, wooded valleys the route passed through....
However the route does include some significant sections of country road without pavement where care is needed....
The route starts at the Prince of Wales pier in Falmouth ending at the Helston information centre. This route took about 5 hours to complete with a lunch break and a snack break and takes you through the centre of Falmouth, Budock Water, Constantine, Gweek and Helston, providing a number of opportunities for those wanting to stock up on food/water supplies....
However access is limited by stairs (4-30 dependant on the tide) at both ports and on the ferry itself Phone ahead to discuss help with access...
ericbobson surveyed FalmouthView facilities
Slow Ways added Covfal one, a new walk from Coverack to FalmouthWalk this route
Slow Ways added Covfal two, a new walk from Coverack to FalmouthWalk this route
Slow Ways added Falstm one, a new walk from Falmouth to St MawesWalk this route
Slow Ways added Helfal one, a new walk from Helston to FalmouthWalk this route
Slow Ways added Helfal two, a new walk from Helston to FalmouthWalk this route
Slow Ways added Helfal three, a new walk from Helston to FalmouthWalk this route
Slow Ways added Penfal one, a new walk from Penryn to FalmouthWalk this route
Falmouth’s Slow Ways starting point
Lat / Lon
50.15629° / -5.07111°
Easting / Northing
180,729E / 32,988N
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