In the surroundings of Sorgente

Some other places of interest easily reachable from Sorgente
Approximate times and distance are by car.
Within 10 mins.: Mylor & Carrick Roads | Flushing | Ponsanooth
Within 30 mins.: Truro | Helston & Lizard | Praa Sands | Porthleven

For discounted ferry tickets, local guides and maps, follow this link to the Fal River website.


FLUSHING 2.3 miles/6 mins. (Bus, Car, Cycle, Walk) Flushing lies across the water from Falmouth and rumour has it that this atmospheric village enjoys the mildest climate in the country. With sandy beaches, friendly pubs, a great restaurant (The Sticky Prawn) and lush, green woodland surrounding it; Flushing is a wonderfully relaxing oasis at any time of year. Flushing Regatta Week is held annually during late July or early August, and features water-based activities such as bathtub racing, rowing, swimming and sailing races, sand-castle building […]

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Mylor and the Carrick Roads

MYLOR & CARRICK ROADS 2.3 miles/7 mins. (Bus, Car, Boat, Cycle, Walk) Boasting some of the finest sheltered waters in the UK, the Carrick Roads offers a great base for sailing. There are many yacht racing events, both local and national, that take place throughout the season in the area. Carrick Roads is protected as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, from the mouth which has Fraggle Rock and Pendennis Castle, to the tree lined creeks and rivers to all the way to Truro. Home

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PONSANOOTH 2.8 miles/7 mins. (Bus, Car, Cycle) Kennall Vale Gunpowder Works Tucked away in a wooded valley near the village of Ponsanooth, the old Gunpowder Works were in operation from the 1800s until the early 20th Century, when they were forced to close due to the invention of dynamite. Today, the remains stand in a nature reserve maintained by The Cornwall Wildlife Trust. The old ruins, beech woods and Kendall river make for a pleasant walk. Park in the village of Ponsanooth, walk past the

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Praa Sands (beach)

PRAA SANDS (beach) 17 miles/30 mins. (Bus, Car, Cycle) West of Helston and Porthleven. The beach at Praa Sands has good surf and is very popular with surfers. This beach is probably the only rock-free surf beach on the south coast of Cornwall. If the north wind blows, surfers can be found here even in the winter months. There are tidal pools on each side of the beach, and depending on the shifting sands, important geological structures can be seen at each end of the

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PORTHLEVEN 13.7 miles/26 mins. (Bus, Car, Cycle) Porthleven is a historic and picturesque fishing harbour overlooking Mounts Bay, West Cornwall. Ideally located between Lands End and Lizard Point, a beautiful place to visit on your holiday in Cornwall. Porthleven beach is unspoilt and uncommercialised, helping to make Porthleven ideal for a relaxing family holiday. The beach is separated from Porthleven harbour and all its facilities by a magnificent granite pier which was constructed two hundred years ago. The South West Coast Path runs through Porthleven.

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TRURO 8.9 miles/18 mins. (Train, Bus, Car, Boat, Cycle) Truro is the centre for administration, leisure and retail in Cornwall, with a population of 21,000. It is the only city in the county, and the most southerly city in Great Britain. Truro initially grew as an important centre of trade from its port, and then as a stannary town for the mining industry. The city is well-known for its cathedral (completed in 1910), cobbled streets, open spaces and Georgian architecture, and places of interest include

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Helston and the Lizard Peninsula

HELSTON & The Lizard Peninsula 11 miles/19 mins. & 19 miles/30 mins. (Bus, Car, Cycle) The Lizard is the most southerly point in Britain, huge cliffs and rocky outcrops dominate the peninsular. You can visit the old lifeboat station where rescuers took to the high seas through perilous rocks, currents and swells, risking their own lives to save others. Some of those saved are listed on the outside of the station. In 1907 the largest ever rescue in UK maritime history was undertaken just off

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