Golitha Falls Walk
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.
PostcodePL14 6RX - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Golitha Falls Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Golitha Falls Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Golitha Falls OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Golitha Falls Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
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.
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.