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Bohortha Roseland Peninsula

Driving through Gerrans at the top of Portscatho you'll stumble upon Bohortha, a small hamlet on the top of a hill with some of the most breathtaking views of St Mawes and the surronding Roseland. Just a handful of houses with a resident farm it wouldn't hurt to stop the car and get out for a look.

Down the road is St Anthonys Lighthouse, constructed in 1835 this sturdy light guides sea faring vessels safetly past the deadly Manacle Rocks into the busy port of Falmouth and can be seen all the way down the Lizard Peninsula. Falmouth harbour is the third natural largest in the world.

The range of the light is 22 miles to sea and this is powered by a tiny 1500 watt bulb. You wouldn't want that in your lounge! During the foggy times a booming horn is sounded every 30 seconds, apparently when staying in the light house you aren't bothered by the noise. For the people born in the 70's you've probably got no idea how familiar you are with the light house itself for it was on the opening credits of the hugely popular kids programme Fraggle Rock!!

The National Trust manages the public car park above the light house and a virtual maze of footpaths has the potential to take you for a bracing walk up, down and along the cliffs. When the vegetation breaks there are some cracking views over towards Falmouth docks and town, the Lizard Penninsula which is the southern most point in England and intrestingly Goonhilly where the massive satellites are lovely land marks to just gaze at. The lizard Peninsula is yet another great area to visit.

Trudge on a bit further and you'll find the bird hide, nestled into the cliff top and watch the cormorants, gulls and heron's dip and dive into the sea

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