The Fal River, stretching from sandy beaches at the estuary mouth between Falmouth and St Mawes then along wooded valleys, creeks and quays to Truro, is one of Cornwall’s South Coast gems.
The river itself is a host of maritime activity; laid up ships at anchor; ferries run to and from the City of Truro, National Trust Trelissick House & Gardens and onto St Mawes & Falmouth, there is fabulous yachting with sheltered deep water anchorages, dinghy sailing from Ben Ainslie’s home sailing club of Mylor, some of the best canoeing in Cornwall, secret fishing spots and the King Harry chain ferry linking The Roseland Peninsula to the “mainland”.
On shore, there is some fabulous walking through the ancient oak woodland, sheltered orchard filled fields, cookery courses, feast nights cream teas.
In contrast to the serene green waters of the Fal River, the towns of Falmouth, Truro & St Mawes are on your doorstep. With plenty of wonderful restaurants, Rick Stein's fish & chips, bars and pubs, plus the sand beaches and rock pools to discover, there really is every reason to visit the River Fal.
Ruan Dinas, River Fal, sleeps 6