GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Fowey to Golant Walk

3 miles (5 km)

This walk follow the Saints Way from Fowey to the village of Golant. The route runs for a distance of about 3 miles with nice views of the River Fowey and woodland section through Colvithick Wood along the way. You'll also pass the noteworthy Sawmills Studios, arecording studioused most notably by musicians such asThe Stone Roses(Fools Gold) andThe Verve(A Storm in Heaven),Muse,Oasis(Definitely Maybe),Catatonia,Ride,SwansandSupergrass. The main building is a 17th-century water mill and the site has a documented history stretching back to the 11th century.Shortly after you enter the village of Golant which is also a delight with pretty cottages and some stunning views over the Fowey Estuary. The route can be started at the town quay in Fowey where you can pick up the Saints Way and follow the waymarked footpath north.
The walk can be extended by continuing north along the Saints Way to Milltown and Lostwithiel. Back in Fowey the Fowey Hall Walk and the Fowey to Polkerris Walk are great options for further exploring this beautiful area.

Fowey to Golant Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Fowey to Golant Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

If you continue north along the river you could pick up the circular Lostwithiel Walk. This visits some of the highlights of the area including the viewpoint at Helman Tor, the National Trust's wonderful Lanhydrock Estate and the ruins of the historic Restormel Castle.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cornwall Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Fowey Foreshore - - 293859

Fowey Foreshore. Taken from the Town Quay looking upriver.

Fowey - - 2745

Fowey. The harbour waterfront looking towards the Town Quay. Behind is St Fimbarrus Church (named after St Finbarr who passed through the town many hundreds of years ago). The distinctive tower to the right of the church is on Place House where the Treffy family have lived since the 13th Century.

Sawmills Studios, Golant, Cornwall

The Sawmills Studios in Golant, Cornwall. In the foreground is a boat that the studios use to ferry guests and equipment in from Golant along the river Fowey.

Fowey estuary at Golant

Fowey estuary at Golant

Woodland Waterfall - - 109907

Woodland Waterfall Golant. This waterfall appears to have been artificially created and runs down part of a stone wall.

Golant - panoramio

Pretty street in Golant

Golant, River Fowey - - 495276

Golant: River Fowey. Looking upstream along the Fowey from the harbour at Golant. The railway line prevents anything but the smallest craft reaching the quayside at the village centre.

Golant Harbour - - 735901

Golant Harbour. The harbour is a stretch of the tidal Fowey estuary which is cut off from the main estuary by the railway line to Fowey Dock.

GPS Files

GPX File

Fowey to Golant Walk.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Fowey to Golant Walk.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)