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Lovely views but need to be fit.

Definitely worth a walk past the end of Fowey Esplanade, past Readymoney beach and out along the... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2018
Salisbury, United Kingdom
Lovely Walk

Walked the South West Coast path from Fowey to Polkerris and took in St Catherine's Castle as part... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Simon G
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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A short 2.6 mile walk on the South West Coast Path around a strategic headland on the River Fowey, used to defend the estuary and harbour for over 2000 years. With terrific sea views, the walk passes a castle built by Henry VIII modified during the...more
| Coombe National Trust Car Park, Fowey PL23 1HW, England
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

Definitely worth a walk past the end of Fowey Esplanade, past Readymoney beach and out along the South West Coast Path. Walk as far as you feel able and visit a couple of attractive coves further down. Mega fit types could walk as far as...More

Thank BazJackSalisbury
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Nice walk from centre of Fowey out to St Catherine's. Some fab views on the way and you walk through an idyllic beach towards the end. (No dogs allowed on beach in summer). Great views from st Catherine's out to sea and up the estuary....More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Walked the South West Coast path from Fowey to Polkerris and took in St Catherine's Castle as part of the walk - well worth the stop to view these ruins.

Thank Simon G
Reviewed 9 November 2017

the Coast path offers a great way to see the Cornish coast. We used it on several occasions and visited St Catherine's Castle a couple of time. Robust shoes/ boots are needed and the weather can turn quickly.

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

A steep climb from Ready Money Cove to get here but the view is superb. The defensive importance of this place is obvious. You really do feel like the king of the castle.

Thank TinbumNorthWales
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Handy car park Pathway just off the carpark. Lovely walk through, quaint cottages and country wide flowers then you come to the coastal path. Once you walk to the end you come to a quaint little beach, beach shop that sells coffee, snacks and ice...More

Thank PJC1503
Reviewed 19 August 2017

I have for a number of years sat on my boat in Fowey watching heads appear in the trees of walkers doing their best meerkat impressions as they tackle The National Trust Hall Walk from Polruan to Bodinnick. I decided this year that I was...More

Thank Michelle G
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Great new addition of steps unto the point, makes the climb easier for the elderly and young, thank you!

Thank nsmurtagh
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Haven't been here for 20 years and is still untouched and gorgeous safe for children and dogs. Just simply beautiful

Thank naomis2710
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Lovely walk but step climb up. Views were amazing and if you continue on SW coast path you arrive at Polridmouth cove which is quiet but a lovely spot for swimming and sunbathing. No facilities so take a packed lunch and drinks.

Thank foxylancs
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