GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Fowey Hall Walk

4 miles (6 km)

This popular circular walk in Fowey involves two ferry crossings and lovely waterside sections along Pont Pill and Fowey Quay. Along the way you'll enjoy wonderful views over Fowey Harbour, the River Fowey and the south coast. There's also pretty little quays, Cornish villages and splendid pubs for refreshments.
The walk starts in Fowey, at the Fowey to Bodinnick Ferry. After catching the ferry to Bodinnick you pick up the footpath and head south to the 'Q' memorial. The route then runs east along the green waters of the tidal river of Pont Pill to the pretty hamlet of Pont. Here you cross a footbridge to the southern side of Pont Pill and head west to Polruan. At Polruan you catch the ferry back to Fowey and finish the walk with a stroll along the quay.
To extend your walking in the area you could follow the coast path east and try the popular Looe to Polperro Walk. The walk takes in Talland Bay, the Looe Estuary and Hannafore with great views to Looe Island.
You could also head in the other direction on the Fowey to Polkerris Walk. The circular walk visits the National Trust's Gribbin Head and the pretty beach and harbour at the village of Polkerris. The long distance Saints Way also passes through Fowey. If you follow it north on the Fowey to Golant Walk you can enjoy views of the river and the noteworthy Sawmills Studio.

Fowey Hall Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Fowey Hall Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


On the walk you could stop off at the Fowey Hall Hotel and enjoy an afternoon tea. This includes a classic selection of finger sandwiches, homemade scones with preserve and clotted cream, alongside a selection of cakes and sweet treats. Afterwards you could enjoy a stroll through the hotel's lovely gardens. You can find the hotel at postcode PL23 1ET for your sat navs.

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Fowey Hall hotel - - 799435

Fowey Hall hotel Built in 1899 by Sir Charles Hanson, a former Lord Mayor of London, Fowey Hall regularly hosted royal visitors and it was the inspiration for Toad Hall in The Wind in the Willows. It is now a luxury family hotel and every May hosts the Daphne Du Maurier literary festival.

View down to the river from the grounds of Fowey Hall - - 799429

View down to the river from the grounds of Fowey Hall

Fowey, from across the estuary - - 1361651

Fowey, from across the estuary. View near Penleath Point by the Hall Walk. (The Hall Walk was created by the Mohun family and was in existence in 1585 – an early example of an estate or pleasure garden promenade)

Fowey, seen from the Hall Walk - - 138232

Fowey, seen from the Hall Walk. Fowey: seen from the Hall Walk. Here the mv Wisaforest is being manoeuvred upstream to the china clay docks at Carne Point by two tugs, one out of shot to the right. 1.8 million tons of china clay were being exported from this port by 1994. Looking roughly west

Pont Pill - - 2300267

Pont Pill. This tidal river joins the River Fowey at Penleath Point just below the memorial to Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch at the north-east corner of Fowey harbour.

Penleath Point and Fowey Harbour - - 254027

Penleath Point and Fowey Harbour. Taken from the remains of St.Catherine's Castle. Penleath Point is near the centre of picture, above the large boat.The River Fowey, to the left, meets the sea about here.The more distant small craft are moored in Pont Pill (a pill is a small tidal inlet/creek usually having a muddy bottom).The two headlands from the right are Brawn Point, upper, and part of the rocky shoreline of Polruan...the water between is Polruan Pool.

Lanteglos, Pont Quay - - 48011

Lanteglos: Pont Quay. Small sailing barges and smacks visited this quay – at the eastern end of Pont Pill – in the 19th century, bringing culm and limestone for two lime kilns, one of which is visible here, to the right, smothered in ivy. There was also a malthouse here. Now a National Trust estate.

Polruan quayside - - 2433993

Polruan quayside


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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