Polperro from the Cornwall Coastal Path
Walking in East Cornwall
Cornwall Walks. East Cornwall
The Hallwalk Fowey to Bodinnick and hence to Polruan. East Cornwall 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 to Polruan. 2 miles.Hallwalk is Preserved for the Nation by the National Trust Most people leave their car in Fowey and catch the Ferry across to Bodinnick. The Hallwalk is reached via a path halfway up Old Ferry Hill in Bodinnick, just past the Old Ferry Inn Continue walking along the Walk with superb views across to Fowey and as you round a bend over to Polruan.
For a quick detour take the path down to the shore at Fishing Point to look across to the visiting boats tied at the many moorings at the head of Pont Creek. Turning East the path then crosses the head of Pont Creek. A yacht may be tied up at this private mooring. Hence continue walking along to the shiprepair centre of Polruan. Explore the Block house defending the Harbour Entrance. Notice the two pilot boats at anchor? Then catch the foot ferry to Fowey. Where you will find a wide choice of places to eat and rest just taking in the hustle and bustle of Fowey Harbour. However if your still feeing energetic walk west thor' the town to St Catherine's Point and the Castle Ruins overlooking the entrance to the Harbour. The Hallwalk is protected for the Nation by the National Trust
The South Coast
Polridmouth Cove to Gribben Head , a few miles along the Cornwall Coast from Fowey. Polridmouth Cove is only reachable by a stiff 20 minute walk, from the nearest inland National Trust Car Park but nonetheless a popular family beach in season. The then beach house provided the novelist Daphne du Maurier with the inspiration for Rebecca.
A short walk along the coastal footpath from Polridmouth Beach past Sandy Cove is Gribben Head marking the eastern limit of St Austell Bay and the entrance to the Fowey Estuary. On a clear day the red and white 84 foot high square tower, in fact a daymark -a navigation aid for shipping, can be seen for many miles, both from sea and from land looking along the coast. Erected by Trinity House in 1832 on land provided by Sir William Rashleigh, the tower ornamental railings have only recently been replaced following the originals removal for scrap iron in the Second World War. Though there is a car park about a mile inland from the Gribben Daymark, the most rewarding walks are along the Cornish Coast, either from Fowey or East from Polkerris with its sheltered harbour.
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Revised: Nov. 2004