Where the peninsula begins continues to be a point of discussion amongst local historians and long-time Roseland inhabitants. The village of Tregony might be considered to be outside the Roseland. If travelling by road one enters the Roseland at the bottom of Tregony Hill by either driving up Reskivers Hill to take the road to St. Mawes and Gerrans, or by taking the lower road to Ruan Lanihorne.
The bus does a "double run" to Gerrans and Portscatho ...
Total time One hour (ish!)
Total fbb cost £0.00
Fare £6.50 (day return) : £4.50 (single for mix'n'match)
By Car and King Harry
It is likely that there has been a ferry of some description at the King Harry Passage for centuries, but there are conflicting stories about the origins of the name. One such story is that King Henry VIII spent his honeymoon with Anne Boleyn at St Mawes, and signed a charter for the ferry on this site.
A more likely origin lies in the fact that a small chapel formerly stood on the Philleigh (east) side of the passage. All that remains of this today is a small pile of stones, but is mentioned in 1528 as "The Chapel of St. Mary and King Henry", commemorating King Henry VI, murdered in 1471.
Apart from a much bigger masonry ramp for road vehicles, not a lot has changed on the Feock (west) side since the chain ferry was introduced.
... and the present ferry is the 7th to operate on the service since 1888.
Of course, the gamble is to offset speed and convenience against queueing time. For one person, however, this route is by far the most expensive but it is ferry convenient and ferry flexible and significantly cheaper for a car-full.
Total time Guess!
Total fbb cost £8.00 (day return) plus car expenses.
So, why visit St Mawes? Good question!