Thursday, 8 June 2017

Make the most of your time in Falmouth

Delegates from all over the world will be arriving in Falmouth this weekend for Computational Modelling '17 and Physical Separation '17, and I hope that many will stay on for a while and enjoy the delights of this beautiful part of the world.  Falmouth is a great base to explore west Cornwall (see 10 good reasons to spend some time in Falmouth), by road, rail and on foot (see MEI Guide to walking in Cornwall). However, if time is limited, we do recommend that you at least take a few hours out to see what Falmouth, one of Britain's most attractive seaside towns, has to offer.
Mawnan Smith crossroads
 
If you have a car, I recommend the 14 mile circular tour below. If you do not have a car, you might like to hire a taxi from The Moor (1) in the centre of Falmouth. Much of this route you could do on foot, of course, and the section between 9 (the location of the St. Michael's Hotel) and 3 (Custom House Quay) will be the route of the guided coast walks on the first evenings of each conference.
The full route also encompasses the outlying villages of Mawnan Smith and Budock Water, the crossroads at the former being the gateway to the regions of the beautiful Helford and Fal rivers, between which Falmouth lies. The numbers on the map are suggested photo stop-offs.
 

The Moor, Falmouth's town centre (1)
The Penryn River from Prince of Wales Pier (2)
Custom House Quay (3)
The harbour from Events Square (4)
The docks from Castle Drive (5)
Little Dennis blockhouse on Pendennis Headland (6)
Pendennis Castle (7)
Seafront promenade (8)
Gyllyngdune Gardens (8)
Gyllyngvase Beach (9)
Swanpool Lake (10)
Swanpool Beach (11)
Falmouth Golf Club (12)
Maenporth Cove (13)
Greenbank (14)
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