The Eco Warrior
Kinbrae House is located just a few minutes walk from the famous South West coastal path which is a joy to walk even on the wettest, blustery of days.
Falmouth is closer than you think to the wonderful picturesque Helford Passage and the Lizard Peninsular which can both be reached on foot within a few hours.
There is a reliable local bus service which can provide your return journey to Falmouth should you encounter “plimsolls blow out” on your adventure. You can plan your walk to include a bus trip to take you further afield to walk back to Falmouth.
For a greener holiday there are some wonderful places to cycle in and around the Falmouth area and beyond. At Kinbrae House there is a locking bike rack provided at the property to keep your wheels safe when not in use.
The Camel Trail – Website: – www.cornwall.gov.uk
The great thing about Cornwall is that ferries and buses happily take your bicycles if you need some help getting to your desired destination or for your return to base camp. If using the train service, make sure that you reserve a place in the baggage car for your bike when buying your ticket.
For the bird watchers among you, Falmouth is a wonderful place to see both sea and land dwelling birds as well as an abundance of waders. The wildlife reserve of Swanpool is a short walk from Gyllyngvase Beach and a worthwhile place to get twitching from.
Swanpool Nature Reserve – website: www.swanpool.org.uk
There are many other fabulous locations for birding and to observe the local wildlife in Cornwall. One particular place that is worth visiting is French Mans Creek on the Helford Passage. At low tide you can often see Curlew, Heron, Egret and other waders. There is a regular foot passenger ferry from The Ferry Boat Inn to the South side of the estuary.
The Ferry Boat Inn is a very nice gastro-pub and well worth a stop to replenish your tank. Website: www.ferryboatcornwall.co.uk
A lovely way to see Cornwall is on foot and at its best when walking the coastal paths, be sure to take your binoculars with you. The path stretches for miles along the Cornish Coast and is close to many small towns and villages so that you can find somewhere to stop for refreshments along the way or a ride back to Falmouth on the local bus.
The Camel Trail is a good place to walk and cycle and there are a lot of opportunities to see birds along the way as well as other indigenous wildlife. This is an hour drive from Falmouth but worth the effort.
There is plenty to see when walking out on Bodmin Moor but be sure to take suitable clothing, a good map, compass, plenty of drinking water and something to nibble on if a pub is not on your chosen route when you venture out into the wilds. The drive to Bodmin is about an hour or you can take the train there from Falmouth changing at Truro.