Circular walks around Lostwithiel

Circular walks around Lostwithiel

Lostwithiel, 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 to the start of the walk via satnav.
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The app guides you around the walk using GPS, removing any worries about getting lost.
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The walk route is described with detailed, regularly-updated, hand-written directions.
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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 at all times and even which way you are facing.
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Each walk is packed with information about the history and nature along the route, from over a decade of research than spans more than 3,000 topics.
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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 - the price for a walk includes ongoing free updates.
  • 2.3 miles/3.7 km - Easy

    Eden Project

    Wildflowers at Eden

    Eden Project

    2.3 miles/3.7 km - Easy

    A walk though a granite landscape mined first for tin, then china clay and now for geothermal power to generate electricity and heat the space-age greenhouses of the Eden Project.

  • 3.3 miles/5.3 km - Easy-moderate

    Lanhydrock Gardens

    Lanhydrock Gardens

    Lanhydrock Gardens

    3.3 miles/5.3 km - Easy-moderate

    A fairly short and easy circular walk through Lanhydrock gardens (note that you will need to pay an entry fee unless you are NT member) with plenty of picnic spots along the River Fowey that you can combine with a visit to the house.

  • 3.4 miles/5.5 km - Easy-moderate

    Luxulyan Valley circular

    Luxulyan Valley

    Luxulyan Valley circular

    3.4 miles/5.5 km - Easy-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, recommended in guidebooks as early as the 1920s "as one of the most glorious walks in all Cornwall".

  • 3.7 miles/5.9 km - Easy-moderate

    Lerryn River and Tivoli lost gardens

    Lerryn Bridge

    Lerryn River and Tivoli lost gardens

    3.7 miles/5.9 km - Easy-moderate

    A woodland and riverside walk at Lerryn - thought to be the inspiration for the book The Wind In The Willows - and the lost pleasure gardens of Tivoli Park

  • 3.8 miles/6.1 km - Easy-moderate

    Lanhydrock to Respryn

    Respryn Bridge

    Lanhydrock to Respryn

    3.8 miles/6.1 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk through the mature broadleaf woodland in the less well-known areas of the Lanhydrock estate, through bluebell woods and along the River Fowey, past the mediaeval bridge at Respryn, built after numerous prayers for safe passage in the ford-side chapel, had not resulted in the desired outcome.

  • 4.8 miles/7.8 km - Moderate

    Luxulyan Valley to Prideaux

    Luxulyan Valley

    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.

  • 5 miles/8 km - Moderate

    Lantivet Bay and Lansallos

    Lantic Bay

    Lantivet Bay and Lansallos

    5 miles/8 km - Moderate

    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.

  • 5.1 miles/8.2 km - Moderate

    Lerryn to St Winnow

    Boats at St Winnow

    Lerryn to St Winnow

    5.1 miles/8.2 km - Moderate

    A circular walk to the creekside church of St Winnow along the River Fowey and Lerryn where hoards of Roman coins have been found on the river banks, and overlooked by the manor house that is thought may have been the inspiration for Toad Hall in The Wind in the Willows.

  • 5.3 miles/8.5 km - Moderate

    Lanhydrock to Restormel

    Woodland along the River Fowey

    Lanhydrock to Restormel

    5.3 miles/8.5 km - Moderate

    A circular walk from the mediaeval bridge at Respryn along the River Fowey through the bluebell woodland of the Lanhydrock Estate to the circular Norman castle at Restormel which had a pressurised piped water system 700 years ahead of its time.

  • 4.2 miles/6.8 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Polruan to Lantic Bay

    Lantic Bay

    Polruan to Lantic Bay

    4.2 miles/6.8 km - Moderate-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.

  • 5 miles/8.1 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Lerryn to St Veep

    St Veep Church

    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.

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

There are a number of circular walks in the area around Lostwithiel. Further up the river Fowey there are some walks in and around Lanhydrock. Downriver there are walks around Lerryn, Fowey and Polruan. In the St Austell directions, there are walks in the Luxulyan valley.