A walk from Meudon Hotel begins with your journey through the meandering sub-tropical gardens. The first slide shows an aerial view of the walk from Bream Cove to Rosemullion Headland. The second slide shows an aerial view of Meudon Valley, with the hotel at the top, the wooded Valley and then the beach. You will walk through rare shrubs, plants and trees abound and you will find Chilean flame trees, lantern bushes, gunnera (giant rhubarb), mimosa, eucalyptus, magnolia, camellias, fruiting bananas, splendid azaleas and rhododendrons, including Meudon and Meudon Vean – developed on the estate.
Most of the huge flowering shrubs are at their best between March and June, then the more traditional Cornish summer flowers, such as Agapanthus provide a rainbow of contrasting colours.
When you arrive at the gate which marks the end of the Garden, the South West Coast path crosses in front of you. Bream Cove, Meudon’s own beach, is a short hop down the slip way. Making your way right will be the beginning of a wonderful walk towards the banks of the Helford River, taking a left and you are heading to Falmouth.
Turn right and head towards Rosemullion headland you will enjoy wonderful views, the journey consists of fairly gentle, easy walking through fields and along wooded clifftop paths, passing many attractive little coves, offering fantastic views across the Fal to St Anthony Lighthouse and Zone Point.
St. Anthony lighthouse clearly visible marks the mouth of the Fal, on the lighthouse side is St. Mawes, and St. Mawes Castle, opposite this is Pendennis Castle, Falmouth docks and the Falmouth sea front road.
Keep heading along the beautiful banks of the Helford River past Durgan and follow the South West Coast Path to Helford Passage to the Ferry Boat Inn. You can stop for lunch at the Ferry Boat before returning to Meudon via Carwinion’s footpath that runs through their bamboo plantation.
Once you’re back at Meudon why not stop for a cream tea and refreshment or full afternoon tea with all the trimmings?
For a shorter walk, just walk to Rosemullion before turning around and heading back to Meudon.