Circular walks around Golitha Falls

Golitha Falls, 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 - £2.99 for a walk includes ongoing free updates.

Golitha Falls is a National Nature Reserve though which the River Fowey cascades beneath broadleaf woodland. The name is slightly misleading as there are no major waterfalls, but rather a series of rapids and cascades. Nevertheless, the riverside walk is very pretty in every season with bluebells in spring, leafy shade in the summer, fungi and vibrant colours in autumn, and icicles formed on twigs in the river during deepest winter.

  • 6.1 miles/9.8 km - Easy-moderate

    Golitha Falls and Siblyback Lake

    Golitha Falls and Siblyback Lake

    6.1 miles/9.8 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk through the Golitha Falls National Nature Reserve along ancient rights of way to pass around Siblyback Lake where the remains of a mediaeval field system rise from the water when reservoir levels fall.

  • 7.3 miles/11.7 km - Easy-moderate

    Golitha Falls to Trethevy Quoit

    Golitha Falls to Trethevy Quoit

    7.3 miles/11.7 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk through the Golitha Falls National Nature Reserve, to King Doniert's Stone - a memorial to the last King of Cornwall, and the prehistoric tomb of Trethevy Quoit, returning via St Cleer where the holy well is reputed to cure madness.

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

Both walks here include an initial three-quarter-mile circular loop through the NNR reserve before another longer loop for the rest of the route. You can therefore use either walk if you just want to do the short loop and finish back at the car park.