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South West Coast Path Walk - Creeks and Coves: Bodinnick, Polruan and Fowey

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Great views especially during regatta week!

Ferry from Fowey to Polruan, saunter round the narrow streets and then head off along the hillside... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
Andrew H
Great walk with a few pubs

Have done this many times and love the views around the bays. A well marked and simple walk with a... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Henley-in-Arden, United Kingdom
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This 6 mile walk on the South West Coast path takes in wonderful countryside, wooded creeks and stunning coastal views.There is a wealth of historical and literary interest as well as plenty of opportunities for refreshments. Add two short ferry...more
Bodinnick Car Park, Fowey PL23 1DF, England
+44 1752 896237
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All reviews simple walk great walk hall walk stunning views car ferry couple of hours the river pont pubs forest polruan parts lugger picnic mins boats
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the Bodinnick from Fowey heading towards Polruan. We enjoyed the walk stopping off at the river Fowey crossing before going up to the Lanteglos Church, which is an old church with origins in the 800’s about 400 meters off the main path. The...More

Thank Russell860
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Ferry from Fowey to Polruan, saunter round the narrow streets and then head off along the hillside. The walk is wooded from here round to Bodinnick ferry with a 2 mile detour up the creek to cross at the head of the creek bridge. Wonderful...More

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Have done this many times and love the views around the bays. A well marked and simple walk with a couple of ferries required and a pub at either end

Thank NigelP99
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

What a lovely part of the world The views are breathe taking ! We have walked for miles around the area ! Even was lucky to spot a helicopter

Thank Shazza754
Reviewed 15 February 2018

This is a lovely walk, mainly through forest, giving great views of the river. There are some steep steps and parts can get muddy in the Winter. Plenty of seats along the way.

1  Thank SomersetStephen
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Crouching below the national trust's southern path, Lantic bay offers a picture postcard view from every angle. As you have to navigate a very steep path to get down to the cove (and back again), it is not for anyone who is uncertain on their...More

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 11 August 2017

I have done this walk a few times now on my numerous visits to Fowey and it really is not to be missed. It only takes a couple of hours, the views are lovely and the walk itself is very tranquil and pretty. It has...More

Thank posy1991
Reviewed 24 May 2017

It does not matter where you begin. Usually going over on the car ferry as a passenger and coming back on the Polruan ferry. I do not think it is a difficult walk at all. A little steep in a few places but the the...More

1  Thank Annie W
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We parked in Fowey then caught the car/passenger ferry over to Bodinnick to start our walk. This walk gives you beautiful views of the river Fowey and it was like stepping back in time when you reach Pont. Can be muddy in places. At Polruan...More

Thank gojogo
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Park in Foweys main car park or Readymoney Cove car park, beach is beautiful, follow path up to Coombe & round edge of field, beautiful sea views across a deep valley down to Polridmouth Cove -,part of the menabilly Estate where Daphne du Maurier wrote...More

1  Thank sue c
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Marie C
28 July 2018|
Response from Russell860 |
Yes it is but you also have other options.