Walks around Fowey

Fowey, Cornwall

Enjoy the walks by being guided by the app

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Download the app and use it to explore the walks and to purchase a guided route.
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The app will direct you via satnav the start of the walk.
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The app guides you around the walk using GPS, removing any worries about getting lost.
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Each time there is a new direction to follow, the app will beep to remind you, and will warn you if you go off-route.
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A map shows the route, where you are and which way you are facing.
Phone showing walk directions page in the iWalk Cornwall app
Detailed, well-tested directions are also included which follow you as you walk.
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Each walk includes lots of information about the history and nature along the route.
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Once a walk is downloaded, the app doesn't need a phone or wifi signal during the walk.
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The app counts down distance to the next direction and estimates time remaining based on your personal walking speed.
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We keep the directions continually updated for changes to the paths/landmarks - £1.99 for a walk includes ongoing free updates.
  • 3.3 miles/5.3 km - Moderate

    Luxulyan Valley circular

    Luxulyan Valley circular

    3.3 miles/5.3 km - Moderate

    A circular walk following the leats and horse-drawn tramways through the World Heritage site of the Luxulyan Valley to the massive viaduct which carried the tramways towards Newquay and water to winch the trams up the valley with a huge waterwheel.

  • 3.6 miles/5.8 km - Moderate

    Gribbin Head

    Gribbin Head

    3.6 miles/5.8 km - Moderate

    A circular walk on the headland near Fowey where Daphne Du Maurier lived and formed the basis for scenes in her books.

  • 4.7 miles/7.6 km - Moderate

    Fowey to Polridmouth

    Fowey to Polridmouth

    4.7 miles/7.6 km - Moderate

    A figure-of-eight walk from Readymoney Cove past the Tudor fort and along the coast where Daphne Du Maurier lived to Polridmouth where the shipwreck inspired the end of her book Rebecca, and then along the mediaeval streets of Fowey.

  • 4.8 miles/7.8 km - Moderate

    Luxulyan Valley to Prideaux

    Luxulyan Valley to Prideaux

    4.8 miles/7.8 km - Moderate

    A circular walk through the World Heritage site of the Luxulyan Valley and surrounding countryside, over the massive viaduct supporting a horse-drawn tram route to Newquay and along the leat that fed Charlestown Harbour.

  • 3.8 miles/6.1 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Hall Walk from Fowey to Polruan

    Hall Walk from Fowey to Polruan

    3.8 miles/6.1 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular version of famous Hall Walk from Boddinnick to Polruan, recorded as a walk with "sweete senting flowers" in Tudor times and during the Civil War where a gun shot aimed at Charles I is said to have instead killed a fisherman who stood on the same spot moments later.

  • 5 miles/8 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Lantivet Bay and Lansallos

    Lantivet Bay and Lansallos

    5 miles/8 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk above the white sand crescent of Lantic Bay and the small coves of Lantivet Bay where a battle was once fought between smugglers and Customs men, and following an ancient cart track along the stream through the woods to the mediaeval church of Lansallos.

  • 5 miles/8.1 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Lerryn to St Veep

    Lerryn to St Veep

    5 miles/8.1 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk from Lerryn, along wooded creeks and across fields, to the church of St Veep which is the only one in England where the bells were cast in perfect tune.

  • 6.7 miles/10.8 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Polkerris, Gribbin Head and Readymoney Cove

    Polkerris, Gribbin Head and Readymoney Cove

    6.7 miles/10.8 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk near Fowey from the tiny harbour of Polkerris, past the daymark tower on Gribbin Head and along the coast where Daphne Du Maurier lived and based many of her books on, to the sandy beach at Readymoney Cove, returning on the Saint's Way.

  • 4.2 miles/6.8 km - Strenuous

    Polruan to Lantic Bay

    Polruan to Lantic Bay

    4.2 miles/6.8 km - Strenuous

    A circular walk along the coast from Polruan to the white sandy beaches of Lantic Bay, returning via Lanteglos Church and along the creek with panoramic views of Fowey.

Download the iWalk Cornwall app and use the QR scanner within the app to find out more about any of the walks above.

From Fowey itself, there is the well-known Hall Walk route using the ferries to include both Fowey and Polruan. Alternatively, the circular route from Fowey to Polridmouth takes in many of the other places that Daphne Du Maurier spent her time. The longer route from Polkerris also includes the daymark tower on Gribbin Head which the National Trust allow to be climbed on certain days in the summer. On the opposite side of the estuary, there are circular routes to the sheltered sandy beaches of Lantic and Lantivet Bays.