South West Coast Path - Roseland to Rame

77 miles (123kms) from St Mawes to Plymouth
8 nights; 7 days walking

A transition to a greener landscape with isolated beaches, sheltered fishing villages and beautiful scenery around the coast of the Roseland Peninsula; a rugged roller-coaster walk along the Cornish Riviera from Portloe to Looe; easy walking along scenic clifftops, through coastal woodland and country parks on the approach to the River Tamar and the historic city and naval port of Plymouth.


Fishing boats in Mevagissey harbour on a sunny day


Highlights include the tiny church at St Anthony-in-Place on the Roseland Peninsula; the picturesque fishing villages of Portscatho, Portloe, Mevagissey, Polruan and Polperro; the historic port and shipbuilding town of Fowey; Looe, Cornwall’s shark fishing capital; the fantastic views along the coast from Rame Head; the walk across Mount Edgcumbe Country Park to the banks of the mighty River Tamar; and Plymouth Hoe with its airy views across Plymouth Sound.


Boats inn Polperro harbour with white-washed cottages and a wooded hillside in the background


To give you a 'taster' of the landscape take a look at the beautiful photography in this short video.

Approximate daily distances:
  •  St Mawes to Portloe - 13 miles (21 kms)
  •  Portloe to Mevagissey - 12 miles (19 kms)
  •  Mevagissey to Charlestown - 8 miles (13 kms)
  •  Charlestown to Fowey - 10 miles (16 kms)
  •  Fowey to Looe - 12 miles (19 kms)
  •  Looe to Freathy - 11 miles (18 kms)
  •  Freathy to Plymouth Hoe - 11 miles (18 kms)


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Travel information - start

Rail: Falmouth Docks
Onward travel: Ferry

or, depending upon time of day,

Rail: Falmouth Truro
Onward travel: Public bus

Travel information - finish
Rail: Plymouth
Onward travel: On foot or taxi

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