Par and Tywardreath circular walk

Par and Tywardreath

The path from St Andrews House, alongside the Treesmill Stream, is closed due to the high water levels and bank instability.

A circular walk at Tywardreath where a mediaeval Priory was based and Par where much of the route was once a tidal creek and a wetland nature reserve has been created on some of the reclaimed land.

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either as a GPS-guided walk with our app (£3.29) or a PDF of directions (£2.79) Example of directions

The walk starts by heading inland from Par Beach across land which was under the sea a century ago and along canals created by the Victorians to reclaim marshland. After reaching the railway line, the route winds through the park past the lakes and then follows a footpath past the marshes wetland reserve. The route then follows the Saint's Way through Tywardreath to return to Par Beach, crossing the beach at the end.


  • Tywardreath Marsh nature reserve
  • Sandy beach at Par
  • Bird life including a lot of ducks, geese and swans
  • Industrial heritage at Par


  • Note that most coastal walks in Cornwall have paths close to unfenced cliffs.

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Vital statistics

  • OS Explorer: 107
  • Distance: 3.5 miles/5.6 km
  • Steepness grade: Easy
  • Recommended footwear: Walking boots in winter, walking shoes in summer.
  • No stiles: ✓
  • Pub: ✓
  • Café: ✓

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Pubs on or near the route

  • The New Inn
  • The Royal Inn
  • The Ship Inn
  • The Welcome Home Inn

either as a GPS-guided walk with our app (£3.29) or a PDF of directions (£2.79) Example of directions

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