Great walks in the Flushing area
There is a wealth of walking available nearby the cottages in Flushing. Whether you want to enjoy part of the Cornish Coastal Path, or would like to venture farther afield, you will not be disappointed.
The north coast, which is only a few miles away, offers dramatic coastline and wave-swept, sandy beaches, while the south coast around Flushing offers sheltered coves and picturesque harbours.
Ask us for more information about specific walks to do in the local area.
5 autumnal walks near Falmouth
We all know Cornwall is truly beautiful and full of fun things to do outside. Seasonal changes make for stunning walks and this October is no different. So pack your wellies and come on down to see a fiery palette of Autumnal reds, oranges and browns in Falmouth, Flushing and the surrounding areas.
Here are our favourite walks around the local area, great for some quality time with the family and, of course, all are dog-friendly.
One: Swanpool - Tregedna - Rosemerryn - Maenporth - Swanpool (6 miles, 3 hours)
Starting at Swanpool Beach, a popular spot with tourists and locals alike, this six mile route will take you on a tour of the local suburbs and along a the coastal path towards Maenporth Beach that enjoys stunning views out to sea.
Map of walk
Two: Mylor Bridge - Halwyn - Restronguet Weir - Greatwood - Mylor Bridge (5 miles, 2.5 hours)
With fabulous creek views and river views, this is a peaceful walk through an enchanting part of Cornwall.
Map of walk
Three: Stithians Church - Treskewis – Stithians Lake - Tretheague Mill - Stithians Church (4 miles, 2.5 hours)
If you haven’t stayed in our cottages near Stithians, you may not have seen all that this neck of the woods has to offer. With lake views and a walk through farmland, this is every rambler’s dream.
Map of walk
Four: Trevone - Goodagrane - Mabe Church - Trevone (3.5 miles, 2 hours)
Being a little off of the beaten track this is a great walk to let the dog off the lead. Once you’ve navigated your way over some awkward stiles, you and the family will find yourself in granite quarry country with views across the countryside to boot.
Map of walk
Five: Mawnan Smith - Maenporth - Rosemullion Head - Mawnan Smith (6 miles, 3 hours)
A six mile route through farmland and along part of the famous Cornish coastal path. There are some pretty spectacular views of the sea to see!
Map of walk
Bonus walk: (Well, why not!) Constantine - Polwheveral - Scotts Quay – Constantine (3.5 miles, 2 hours)
With woods and farmland to wonder through, there’s little but pretty nature to see during this walk, but it’s well worth it. This route does involve a relatively steep hill and should only be walked when the tide is in. Local tide tables are available here: https://www.tidetimes.org.uk/falmouth-tide-times
Map of walk
The secret gardens of Falmouth...
If you're visiting Flushing Holiday Cottages
this year and want a fantastically festive, ‘post Christmas dinner’ walk, or just want to admire the amazing sights that Falmouth has to offer, then here is your guide to four of the best secret gardens scattered around Falmouth that are guaranteed to fulfil your wintry wishes this year!
1: Kimberly Park
With its beautiful plethora of perfect green trees, plant-life blooming with colour and a rich history dating back to before 1877, what's not to love about Kimberly Park? Whether you're doing a spot of Christmas shopping, or just enjoying a festive family walk, Kimberly park is the ideal place to be, being dog friendly and just a 5-10 minute walk from Falmouth town centre.
There's also an impressive play area for the kids too, which truly makes Kimberly park a place for the whole family to enjoy!
2: Gyllyngdune Gardens
Another amazing garden that not only looks great but has a rich history too. Starting out as just a single Edwardian bandstand in 1907, the Gyllyngdune Gardens have grown into an extensive and vibrant place that is now home to all sorts of events ranging from evening concerts to town fetes.
If you're interested in seeing the more historic side of the beautiful gardens of Falmouth then this is definitely the place for you, or equally if you're just looking for a family friendly place to get some fresh air then it's great for that too! Being situated within easy walking distance from the sea front, why not continue the walk to the beach to see some amazing wintry waves!
3: Fox Rosehill Gardens
Fox Rosehill Garden can be found just off Melvill road. This discreet, peaceful garden, compliments of the Fox family from the end of the second world war, is home to an amazing variety of plant species from all over the world- from Australia to South America.
If you're staying with us this Christmas, go for a winter walk with the whole family through Fox Rosehill Gardens (and bring the dog, everyone's welcome!) shielded from the bitter Cornish cold by the thick backdrop of exotic trees and plant life.
4: Queen Mary Gardens
Opened in 1912 to commemorate the queen's coronation, this garden is full of sub tropical hideaways and is located right behind the award winning Gyllyngvase beach and its wonderful cafe. It's a great day for the whole family this Christmas: a relaxing stroll through the gardens and across the beach, and then indoors to warm your cold hands with a hot cup of coffee or fill your empty stomach with great food from the Gyllyngvase cafe!
Otherwise, this garden is only a convenient 10 minute walk away from Falmouth's town centre, allowing for a fun walk in Queen Mary's garden, followed by a spot of Christmas shopping and an evening meal in any one of Falmouth's restaurants.
Walk number one - 6 miles in 3 hours
SWANPOOL - TREGENDA - ROSEMERRYN - MAENPORTH - SWANPOOL
Farmland, woodland, an interesting church and an attractive stretch of the coastal path.
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Walk number two - 6.5 miles in 3.5 hours
MYLOR BRIDGE - ENYS - FLUSHING - MYLOR BRIDGE
A woodland and farmland walk with a delightful stretch along the Penryn River.
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Walk number three - 5 miles in 2.5 horus
MYLOR BRIDGE - HALWYN - RESTRONGUET - MYLOR BRIDGE
Superb creek and river views. A longish stretch along quiet roads but the view makes it worthwhile.
Click to download walk No 3
Walk number four - 4 miles in 2.5 hours
STITHIANS CHURCH - TRESKEWIS - TREATHEAGUE - STITHIANS CHURCH
A pleasant walk through farmland then lakeside at Stithians with extensive views across the water.
Click to download walk No 4
Walk number five - 4 miles in 2 hours
FLUSHING - MYLOR HARBOUR - FLUSHING
Our favourite! Includes optional ferry trip from Falmouth, marvellous harbour views, quaint Flushing village, an old church and some farmland. Ideal for kids and dogs.
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Walk number six - 6 miles in 3 hours
MAWNAN SMITH - MAENPORTH - ROSEMULLION HEAD - MAWNAN SMITH
A lovely walk through pretty farmland and out along the coastal path with some great views.
Click to download walk No 6
Walk number seven - 4 miles in 2 hours
MAWNAN SMITH - PENPOL - DURGAN - MAWNAN SMITH
A walk through farmland alongside the beautiful Helford River. There is a steep hill which is not for the faint hearted!
Click to download walk No 7
Walk number eight - 4.5 miles in 2.5 hours
FALMOUTH TOWN - SWANPOOL - PENDENNIS HEAD - FALMOUTH TOWN
An interesting town walk with a stretch of coast path and some magnificent coastal and harbour views.
Click to download walk No 8
Walk number nine - 3.5 miles in 2 hours
TREVONE - GOODAGRANE - MABE CHURCH - TREVONE
A walk off the beaten track through farmland and granite quarry country, with several awkward styles.
Click to download walk No 9
Walk number ten - 3.5 miles in 2 hours
CONSTANTINE - POLYWHEVERAL - SCOTTS QUAY - CONSTANTINE
A delightful walk through woods and farmland with one very steep hill. Try to do this walk when the tide is in.
Click to download walk No 10