The National Trust in one of their Coast of Cornwall leaflets, rightly describe this particular stretch as "this wonderful coast". As so much of it is in their care and with public access thus afforded we should be grateful. From Pont Pill in the Fowey Estuary to the grandeur of Pencarrow Head- Cornish Coast scenery at its best. The distance from Fowey to Looe is some 12 miles
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Making either a good starting point or end destination Fowey is a busy sheltered deep water working port offering extensive facilities for the visiting yachtsmen, popular with tourists.
A circular Walk around Pont Creek. The Hallwalk, Fowey Particularly memorable in Autumn and Winter when leaves no longer obscure the view, but nice at any time of year. One of the prettiest circular walks in Cornwall with wonderful views across the River to Fowey and down the Estuary Mouth to Polruan. 2 miles.
Across the River -Polruan. Less touristy than Fowey, but full of character and old style charm,
and well worth the foot ferry trip across the River.
Narrow streets clinging to the hillside leading down to the ancient waterfront and quay.
Polruan has been a boat building centre for hundreds of years.
Beyond Polruan the Coastal Path follows what at best can be described as a undulating course passing above Lantic Bay, with two off the beaten track beaches far below. Well worth a detour for those of you with strong legs but rip currents make bathing unsafe.. Keeping to the Coastal Path the immense bulk of Pencarrow Head is in front of you. One can either keep walking or make another slight detour out onto the headland well worth doing so for the fine views on a clear day.
Onwards along some of the steepest cliff paths in Cornwall to Lansallos Cove and hence to picture box Polperro with its white washed cottages huddled around the harbour. A good place to stop and rest or explore.
West of Polperro the path rises steeply affording superb views back into village, with strategically places benches for those of you that might be tempted to linger and enjoy the fine view.
Inland from Polruan is so picturesque Llanteglos Parish Church of St Wyllow Church where the authoress Daphne Du Maurier married the dashing Grenadier, Major Frederick Browning on 19th July 1932, the cortege sailing up Pont Creek before walking on to the Wedding service.
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