The best walks in Fowey

We’re very lucky to be surrounded by beautiful walking routes which allow locals and visitors take in and enjoy the most glorious sights ever to be seen down here in Cornwall. While we’d love to name them all, we've gathered together a handful of our current favourites.

You can of course walk yourself, or we can arrange a local guide Lucy to take you. On request, we’ll pack you a luxury picnic in an easy-to-carry backpack to eat along the way.

Fowey Hall Walk

At the top of our list is a Fowey National Trust Walk which takes you across many beautiful paths of Cornwall. Enjoy the still green waters of Pont Hill on a walk of exceptional beauty through woodland and creek, and with striking views of Fowey Harbour. This circular route also includes two ferry rides, allowing some time to rest your feet and enjoy the views from across the shore.

Polruan to Polperro

Those looking for more of a challenging hike will enjoy this exceptional walk across the South West Coast Path. This route will take you along the woodland-studded coastline eastwards from Polruan out to the wonderfully picturesque, traffic-free village of Polperro. The path follows a series of highs and lows in close succession, taking you into the depths of the Cornish Countryside, where you can enjoy discovering local flowers and wildlife. 

Polruan – Lansallos circular walk

I know we can’t call them all our favourites…but this one really is special. Lansallos is a beautiful hidden cove where you can sunbathe under the Cornish sun or enjoy swimming along the open shores of gentle deep waters. From Polruan it’s an uphill climb past Blackbottle Rock on to Pencarrow Headland which takes over the views ahead with its jagged rocks pointing up towards the blue skies above. 

Follow the trail over the hills above Lantic Bay Great and Little Lantic Bay. This wonderful spot is close enough to Polruan to warrant a superb day trip on foot. Once you’ve rested at Lansallos, head 0.25 miles up a covered path from the cove where you’ll find the hamlet’s church and very good toilet facilities with a changing area too. The path winds down through Churchtown and woodlands before returning to the banks of the Fowey Estuary and Pont Pill.

The fine print:

  • Guests are responsible for all of their own travel arrangements, at their own cost
  • All hotel equipment for experiences will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis
  • You will be asked to sign a checklist for any equipment you use
  • All hotel equipment must be returned the same day in fairness to other guests
  • Use of equipment is complimentary but if you damage or lose it, you may be charged a fee for repairs or a replacement at the hotel manager’s discretion
  • Harbour Hotels accepts no liability for any injury caused during Harbour Hotels Experiences
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