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Morning amble from Mount Edgcumbe to Cawsand and back.

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Morning amble from Mount Edgcumbe to Cawsand and back.



10.00am at The Orangery. We will walk from Mount Edgcumbe to Cawsand with an optional stop on the way back at Sandways Beach.

Getting there:

There is a pay and display car park and bus stop as well as the Cremyll Ferry from Plymouth.


The Orangery is a Grade II listed building nestled in Mount Edgcumbe's formal Italianate gardens. Please note that it doesn't open until 10.30 for coffee etc. and it is also a popular, romantic wedding venue which does impact service.

Winding our way through the gardens, we will head off through the woods towards Cawsand (Cornish: Porthbugh; lit. Cow Cove) and Kingsand (Cornish: Porthruw). These are picturesque twin villages in the parish of Maker-with-Rame with views over Plymouth Sound.

Look out for interesting naval vessels, Drake's Island (where Drake set sail to circumnavigate the globe) and the breakwater (described by Napoleon as an engineering masterpiece when he left England on his prison ship.

Sandways Beach is a quiet little sandy gem with unusual geological rock formations.

Recommended Footwear: Walking boots

Steepness Gradient: Easy to moderate

(Courtesy of iwalkcornwall)

You are respectfully reminded that most coastal walks in Cornwall have paths close to unfenced cliffs and you walk at your own risk.

I personally believe it is sensible to carry water, a 24-hour first aid kit, a hat, waterproof, and sunscreen, but I leave that to your discretion.

Well-behaved dogs are always welcome on our walks, but Mount Edgcumbe Estate request that they are on a lead in the formal gardens, wooded walks, and deer park.

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