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About Roseland  |  Weather

Landscape artists and photographers alike talk of The Roseland as a grail of unspoilt beauty on the Cornish Riviera, with a variety of scenery unparalleled even on this spectacular coast.

Protected by the prevailing sou'westerlies by the great mass of The Lizard, the peninsular runs almost due south from Tregony. On its western side, it flanks the River Fal and the great estuary called Carrick Roads; to the east, it swings past Bohortha, Greeb Point and Portscatho in a succession of shallow curves to the broad sweep of Gerrans Bay.

From the mediaeval village of Ruanlanihorne, through Philleigh and St Just-in-Roseland to St Mawes, the many probing fingers of the River have created wooded banks and tall cliffs, secluded creeks and golden beaches. In "The Roads" are the broad reaches of water that sailors and windsurfers love.

Above King Harry Ferry, the estuary contracts and splits into a lush delta of moorland, punctuated by ancient villages with welcoming pubs for the angler and ambler, or twitcher come to see the area's rich bird life.

Leave the main road for byways to see the riverside church and gardens at St Just-in-Roseland. Take the coast path from there to St Mawes and its extraordinary "cloverleaf" castle, built by Henry VIII.






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