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The Roseland Peninsula and St Just in Roseland
On the South Cornish Coast Cornwall. Stretching from Tolverne-above the King Harry Ferry in the North. Admire the thatched Smugglers Cottage , used by the US Army as an embarkation point for the D-Day landings. down the River Fal, and into Carrick Roads, up St Just Pool to see Roseland Church. Back down the Roads, around St Anthony Head, along the South Coast to Portscatho and so picturesque Portloe both with their sheltered harbours.
Inland Gerrans with its steeple topped church. The two white-washed round houses guarding Veryan, built without corners to prevent the devil hiding in a corner. St Anthony Lighthouse, guarding the entrance to Carrick Roads, and marking the infamous Manacles Reef. The Battery of the late 19th Century fort, offering good views not just over Carrick Roads but also the Bay. On a clear day as far west as the Lizard, with the satellite dishes of Goonhilly on the horizon, some 20 miles away
Opposite Falmouth guarding the mouth of the River is St Mawes, with its castle, like Pendennis Castle constructed on the orders of Henry VIII. Off the beaten track the Roseland Peninsula, with one of the most beautiful churches in England, nestling close to the waters edge. Off the beaten track, is the Percuil River, with lovely walks through ancient oak woodland along the National Trust owned shore.
In summer the water in many of the creeks is a deep blue green colour. In winter most of the visiting yachtsman have gone, only the wildlife remain - curlew, oystercatcher, heron, and if you are really lucky, a little egret.
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