Falmouth Spring Festival walks

The 2018 Falmouth Spring Festival walks programme sees a terrific variety of professional guided walks across a variety of themes:

Through Falmouth Town
Informative & entertaining walk through Falmouth’s 350 year history. The people, their stories, a few ghosts and cannibals!
Dates: 15 March, 22 March & 2 April
Time: 4pm
Price: £5/ under 14 FREE
Venue: Meet at the Maritime Museum
Contact: Paul Simmons, walkitcornwall, 0771 408 4644 Booking essential. info@walkitcornwall.co.uk

Oranges, Lemons & Foxes
New walk for 2018! Walking the Fox Rosehill, Gyllyngdune and Queen Mary Gardens. Stories of plant hunters, pavilions and perfume.
Dates: 17 March & 1 April
Time: 2pm for 2 hours
Price: £5/ under 14 FREE
Venue: Meet at Queen Mary Gardens opposite Gylly Beach Café
Contact: Paul Simmons, walkitcornwall, 0771 408 4644 Booking essential. info@walkitcornwall.co.uk

Tree Identification
New walk for 2018! It’s easier to identify trees without leaves. Find out how, plus hear stories of the amazing and significant trees of Falmouth.
Dates: 15, 29 & 31 March
Time: 1.30pm for 2 hours
Price: £5/ under 14 FREE
Venue: Meet at the lower entrance of Kimberley Park, Park Hill
Contact: Paul Simmons, walkitcornwall, 0771 408 4644 Booking essential. info@walkitcornwall.co.uk

Poldark’s Falmouth
The characters and storylines in Winston Graham’s twelve novels where the themes of early 19th century Falmouth, smuggling, shipwrecks, riots and the packet ships are matched to the sites of Falmouth.
Dates: 16 & 25 March
Time: 4pm for 1.5 hours
Price: £5/ under 14 FREE
Venue: Meet at the Maritime Museum
Contact: Paul Simmons, walkitcornwall, 0771 408 4644 Booking essential. info@walkitcornwall.co.uk

Frenchman’s Creek
A beautiful, tranquil ramble, taking in ancient Kestle Barton and the Helford. 2.5 miles
Dates: 17 March
Time: 10.30am for 2.5 hours
Price: £5/ £2.50 concessions
Venue: Meet at Helford Car Park TR126LB OS SW759260
Contact: Steve Crummay, Explore in Cornwall, 01736 740234. info@exploreincornwall.co.uk

Lovin’ Falmouth?
New walk for 2018, a speed dating walk! Everyone receives a number and form, we walk and you have five minutes to chat to each person in a relaxed outdoor environment. If you decide you would like to meet a certain person again mark their number and matching numbers will be sent each other’s contact details. Participation by bookings only.
Dates: 18 & 24 March
Time: 1pm
Price: £5 Age 18+
Venue: Meet at Queen Mary Garden opposite Gylly café
Contact: Paul Simmons, walkitcornwall, 0771 408 4644 Booking essential. info@walkitcornwall.co.uk

Helford & Gillan Creek
Walking through ancient western oak woodland there’s a wide range of wildlife in the stunning mix of coastal and estuarine habitats. Otters and wintering birdlife use the river, creeks and coast at this time of year.
Dates: 18 March
Time: 10am
Price: £5/ £2.50 concessions
Venue: Meet at Helford Car Park TR126LB OS SW759260
Contact: Steve Crummay, Explore in Cornwall, 01736 740234. info@exploreincornwall.co.uk

Tour of Penryn Campus gardens and Tremough House
New walk for 2018! Join Toby, Grounds and Garden Manager at Penryn Campus for a tour of these Green Flag award-winning grounds, which blend historic sub-tropical planting with newly created landscapes to create visually stunning gardens. Your tour will include the walled garden and fruit producing orchard, Italianate garden and terraces, the 18th Century lime avenue, and the historic rare rhododendrons. Followed by refreshments and a talk about the history of the campus and Tremough House.
Date: Tuesday 20 March
Time: 9.45am for 10am start – 11.30am
Price: FREE
Venue: University of Exeter Penryn Campus – meet outside Penryn Campus Sports Centre
Contact: Lou Misselbrook on l.misselbrook@exeter.ac.uk

If you would like to attend, please email Lou in advance (l.misselbrook@exeter.ac.uk) and she will confirm details of the morning.

Reservoirs & University Campus
New walk for 2018! Exploring Argal and College Reservoirs, Kernick, the university campus Penryn, Carnsew and Trenoweth. Bringing a picnic lunch and money for refreshments is advised. 6-7 miles.
Dates: 21 March
Time: 10.30am
Price: FREE
Venue: Meet at Mabe Church SW 757325
Contact: Mary Weston, Ramblers, 01326 372462 booking essential.

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