GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Golitha Falls Walk

1 miles (1 km)

Golitha Falls National Nature Reserve has woodland walking trails taking you through a steep-sided valley gorge. The River Fowey runs through the gorge with a series of spectacular cascades known as Golitha Falls. The reserve is excellent for interesting flora and fauna with diverse plantlife including bluebells, wildflowers, cow-wheat, bilberry and wavy-hair grass. Look out for wildlife including butterflies, bats and birds such as dipper, nuthatch, treecreeper and buzzard. There is a good size car park at Draynes Bridge from which this walk begins. Golitha Falls is located just a few miles north of Liskeard.
If you would like to extend your walking in the area then you could head to the nearby Siblyback Lake where you will find a lovely waterside footpath.

Postcode

PL14 6RX - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Golitha Falls OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Golitha Falls Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

Inkie's Smokehouse is located next to the car park at the start. They serve particularly delicious shakes, burgers and waffles which you can enjoy in the outdoor seating area.

Dog Walking

The wooded valley is an ideal place for a dog walk so you'll probably see other owners on your visit. Inkie's Smokehouse, mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

A couple of miles to the north east you will find the highest village in Cornwall at Minions. There's also the circular walk to the Cheesewring and Hurlers Stone Circle to try from here. The distinctive granite tor sits atop Stowe's Hill and is a popular destination for walkers and photographers.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cornwall Walks and the Bodmin Moor Walks pages.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Golitha Falls - geograph.org.uk - 1275

Golitha Falls in Draynes Wood, at the end of the Draynes Valley

Golitha - The falls - geograph.org.uk - 150326

There is a lovely walk alongside the River Fowey here. Spring 2006

Golitha Falls - geograph.org.uk - 525943

The Falls are near the edge of the granite of Bodmin Moor, beyond which it falls away to slate country. The River Fowey descends through a wooded granite gorge, most of which is now a National Nature Reserve. Here evening sunlight is reaching the cascade through the surrounding beech trees.

St Neot, Golitha Falls - geograph.org.uk - 139639

Looking west down the river

Bridge at Golitha - geograph.org.uk - 437739

Bridge at Golitha

Path to Golitha Falls - geograph.org.uk - 2342227

A view of the footpath to the falls

Public Car Park and toilets at Golitha Falls - geograph.org.uk - 2560070

A view of the Public Car Park where you can start your walk

Tree lined footpath to Golitha Falls - geograph.org.uk - 2100974

Tree lined footpath near the car park. This will lead you to the falls.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Golitha Falls.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)