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South West Coast Path - St Catherine's Castle, Fowey

| Coombe National Trust Car Park, Fowey PL23 1HW, England
+44 1752 896237
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A tangle of routes takes you to St Catherine's Castle and beyond

the Coast path offers a great way to see the Cornish coast. We used it on several occasions and... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Michelle S
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Derby, United Kingdom
Well worth the climb

A steep climb from Ready Money Cove to get here but the view is superb. The defensive importance of... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
TinbumNorthWales
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Burnham-On-Sea, 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 Crimean War and Second World War. It also visits 2 small, secluded coves before heading up a woodland path past Daphne du Maurier's 'Manderley'.
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| Coombe National Trust Car Park, Fowey PL23 1HW, England
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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.

Thank Michelle S
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
Reviewed 19 July 2017

For those who love their walks and views this will be a treat. Very quiet path with an amazing architecture of old buildings alongside.

Thank BHWalak
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This is an amazing walk, no matter where you decide to start and end it. The views are out of this world. It is an AONB with protected status. There are a number of steep ups and downs, but if you get winded, just stop...More

Thank rj919
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We had a day trip out to Fowey (pronounced foy like joy apparently) with our dog whilst on Honeymoon in Cornwall. This walk was really beautiful. We explore st Catherine's castle and carried on walking further until we got to a nice little beach where...More

Thank Rachel K
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