Autumn ambles & winter strolls, Picnic Cornwall
Many of the visitors to our Coffee Shop & Deli haven’t ventured out around Pendennis Point and to Falmouth’s beaches – there are so many fantastic walks beyond Falmouth, but this is a favourite right under our noses.
With the crowds gone home and the weather not quite wintery yet this gentle circular route gives easy access back to shelter if the weather sets in.
Parking midway along Falmouth’s seafront and leaving your picnic behind, stroll along the promenade towards Pendennis. If you have K9 company, tails will be wagging to hear that the beaches are open to dogs from 1st October until Easter!
Follow the road around to the left and at the junction, head right along Castle Drive – as the road ascends, you will see the ships and cranes of the docks in front of you.
As you follow the path from the docks out around the headland, take in the views across the water from the Penryn River and the village of Flushing, Trefusis Point and the Carrick Roads, to St Mawes Castle, Black Rock and majestic St Anthony’s Head Lighthouse.
From the point, follow the path back around the other side of the castle and absorb the views across Falmouth’s beaches to the mouth of the Helford River and the Manacle Rocks beyond.
Time 1.5 hours – allowing time to take in the sights!
Ok, so now your appetite is ready… Heading back along the sea front grab your picnic from the car and pick a seafront shelter from the many pretty well maintained shelters there are to choose from.
Picnic Cornwall’s perfect winter picnic:
Warming homemade Spiced Roast Parsnip Soup with crusty bread to tear & share
Locally made Turkey, Stuffing & Cranberry Pie
(we can’t describe just how good these are!)
Selection of Cornish Cheeses with homemade crispy crostini & Red Onion Marmalade
Whopping home baked scones, strawberry jam & lashings of Cornish Clotted Cream!
Put an extra jumper on, tuck in, and enjoy
Picnic Cornwall have a pretty good delivery service, or simply pop into their café and deli in Falmouth to grab a ready prepared basket of goodies – the art of picnicking couldn’t be simpler. And for those feeling in the festive mood they launch their range of exclusively Cornish Christmas hampers via their website on 1st November 2013 – tuck in!