Golitha Falls
Golitha Falls
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  • Elizabeth O
    Hayling Island, United Kingdom21 contributions
    Beautiful walk
    A beautiful walk through woodland alongside the rushing river. It had rained hard in the days before our visit, so it was flowing too fast to get too close. Great dog walking spot and lots of trees and paths to climb for the children. The paths are clearly marked and perfectly passable in wellies or walking boots. We didn't have time to stop at Inkies, so we will definitely be back.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 April 2023
  • Dean027
    Plymouth, United Kingdom197 contributions
    peaceful and thoroughly enjoyable
    a selection of a few walks (shorter and longer) through the woods. Very tranquil and spectacular with the sun coming through the trees. Easy surface to walk on, be mindful of the tree roots if you step off of the path. A few places to sit if you wanted to take a picnic.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 4 June 2023
  • James A
    721 contributions
    another great find
    was recommended to go by the guys at Carnglaze Caverns. There is a nice esy walk to the falls you can go up and see form a height which we did on the way there and on the return we walked by the river. Would recommend. There is not alot of parking and there is a great looking bbq restaurant there which unfortunately we did not try. Walk itself is not that hard or long, we enjoined it.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 14 June 2023
  • peter m
    Botley, United Kingdom18 contributions
    Alovely half day out.
    We went on holiday with our ginormous Newfypoo puppy and from her perspective (and ours), the falls were a fantastic half day out. The paths are reasonably flat, and the falls are a series of falls, rather than the huge Niagara variety. It was a hot day when we visited, so the shade from trees was welcome and the whole walk was very scenic. The best bit for our pooch was about halfway along the main path a turning to the left brings you across a small bridge to a stretch of water that is relatively slow flowing and perfect for dogs to frolic about in. After an hour of our pooch retrieving her ball from the river (with umpteen other doggy friends) we popped into the American diner in the car park and found the food there delicious and not too expensive. A lovely place to visit and free parking.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 June 2023
  • G3no70
    Exeter, United Kingdom28 contributions
    Fathas day.
    Father’s Day out. Great place. Stuck to the gentle path. Saw plenty of falls and brooks but didn’t see the great fall as not daring enough. Nice to some path management is going on as it’s needed. Human traffic is destroying the area some.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 June 2023
  • Lydia B
    13 contributions
    Amazing
    This is a splendid trip. The car park was free and there was no entrance charge. It is a lovely walk down to the falls, with the sound of the water and the birds. Extremely atmospheric. There are areas for paddling in. Don’t expect a dramatic waterfall at the end of the walk but rather cascades running over huge rocks. It really is a beautiful experience and I find myself looking at the photos time and again. Would highly recommend.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 5 July 2023
  • MJJ_UK
    Wokingham, United Kingdom30 contributions
    Lovely scenic walk
    Stopped here on our way back home out of Cornwall to break the journey up. Very refreshing to find somewhere in Cornwall where you don’t have to pay for parking. It’s a lovely scenic walk through the woods, alongside the stream that cascades down over the rocks. We were able to wade in a little bit but chose not to go right to the main falls as the pathway warns of caution and our two kids didn’t have the best footwear on for it. There are a few marked loop walks but we only did the basic walk to the falls and back. I think anyone with a reasonable level of fitness and mobility could manage this although it could be slippy underfoot as you get closer to the stream. Definitely worth the slight detour and our dog enjoyed the exercise too. There is a sign asking for dogs to be maintained on the lead until July 31 but didn’t see that until we got back and I’m assuming no one else did as there were lots of dog walkers. Too late back to try anything from the cafe but it seemed popular when we arrived (toilets also available on site).
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 July 2023
  • Victoria P
    80 contributions
    Lovely find in the countryside
    Lovely secluded place for a nice walk, with fantastic views of the falls all the way along. Various different paths availabke, dependent on your ability. Free to enter and car parking at Inkies Smokehouse. But it does get very busy when Inkies is open.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 August 2023
  • daniellehT9690WP
    Caerphilly, United Kingdom19 contributions
    Lovely walk
    Lovely place to visit. The parking is limited and you may need to park on the main road. Took our Frenchie with us and there were plenty of other dogs around. Little parts for children and dogs to pop in the water and play. Very uneven surface for tho use who struggle with working but you are outside and it’s expected.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 August 2023
  • TheHonestReviewer.
    10 contributions
    Lovely views, steep drops and stupid dog owners
    Very nice walk and scenic views. We did about a mile of walking along the falls and back towards the car park. If you don't like steep hills or drops then maybe stick to the paths. Also if you're taking a dog that likes to explore, i would 100% recommended you put it on a lead. I had to save a dog from being taken down stream and its owner thought it would be a good idea to let it just roam away from them whilst they were up the hill and couldn't get to it in time. Parking is a bit of a tricky one if you don't get there early. All in all a pleasant few hours exploring.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 August 2023
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Emily B
Dunstable, UK111 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
We have been here many times! We visit this place every time we come to Cornwall as it is a very beautiful place to walk around in nature. Amazing views, nice woodland walks, nice streams. Would recommend this Forrest bathing experience .
Written 12 November 2023
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VICKI859
Bedfordshire, UK58 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
We visited here after being recommended and also seeing on a recent television show
It was such a lovely walk, definitely recommend but my advice is to take wellies as can be very muddy in places
Written 17 October 2023
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Jim906
Horsham, UK3 contributions
Sept 2023 • Solo
Golitha is a beautiful place to walk with plenty of open spaces and woodland for dog walking.
The reason I’m writing this is to contact anyone who uses the services of dog walkers.
High wood in Liskeard is very close so this may be a good place to post this message.
I was at Highwood on Monday 18th Sept.
I had finished my walk when I saw a woman return with one dog to her light grey van.
When she opened the back hatch, there were at least four other cages with other dogs in them. It was sunny and the side window had been left open and there were curtains obscuring the windows.
The dogs started to bark and she shouted at them to shut up.
They were obviously hot and wanting to walk also. Well, she just got in the car and drove off.
This could all be innocent (I can’t think how).
I just want dog owners to be aware that this is happening and it could be your dog that’s left sitting in a cage whilst one other dog is selected for a walk.
Just be aware.
Written 20 September 2023
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YorkshireCelt
York, UK107 contributions
Sept 2023 • Family
I don’t think I’ve ever encountered such a magical woodland! Straight out of Tolkien, with rushing waterfalls and mossy mounds and braided roots… a dreamer’s paradise.

Caution is definitely advised around the fast-flowing water and on steeper parts of the path - especially if you are visiting with small children or a particularly excitable dog.

Free to visit, free to park, a glorious walk. :)
Written 19 September 2023
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Tim N
8 contributions
Sept 2023 • Family
Golitha Falls clearly doesn't have the marketing budget lavished upon other Cornish attractions, and is all the better for it.

It must be one of the few tourist destinations in the county that is free to enter, with a free car park.

Forget over-priced lost gardens. Put on your walking boots, dress for the weather, head for Golitha Falls. Prepare to discover a glorious woodland walk through an enchanting Tolkienesque landscape, to the soundtrack of rushing water.

Exquisite.
Written 19 September 2023
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Bernard C
2 contributions
Sept 2023 • Family
Did you know that temperate rain forest exist in Great Britain? Golitha Falls, is a good example of this sort of environment.
Written 17 September 2023
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Stephanie F
Coventry, UK21 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Beautiful area! You can make the walk as long as you want.
If you just want to see the immediate waterfalls by the cafe then it’ll take you 2 minutes to walk from the carpark.

Go up and down some hilly areas to get further along the waters and see more of the area. We spent about an hour or so doing this. Or, take a longer trip following a trail around the genera area and you can go for hours.

Take proper walking boots if you want to go further down the water route, you’ll benefit from the grip / ankle support as the routes can get slippy and don’t always have steps.

Didn’t use the cafe but the toilets were closed and only 1 out of the 3 portaloos were working. Car park was really busy so would recommend going earlier in the day.

Take a towel and dip your feet in the waters, beautifully clean water!
Written 27 August 2023
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TheHonestReviewer.
10 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Very nice walk and scenic views. We did about a mile of walking along the falls and back towards the car park. If you don't like steep hills or drops then maybe stick to the paths.

Also if you're taking a dog that likes to explore, i would 100% recommended you put it on a lead. I had to save a dog from being taken down stream and its owner thought it would be a good idea to let it just roam away from them whilst they were up the hill and couldn't get to it in time.

Parking is a bit of a tricky one if you don't get there early.

All in all a pleasant few hours exploring.
Written 27 August 2023
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daniellehT9690WP
Caerphilly, UK19 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Lovely place to visit. The parking is limited and you may need to park on the main road. Took our Frenchie with us and there were plenty of other dogs around. Little parts for children and dogs to pop in the water and play. Very uneven surface for tho use who struggle with working but you are outside and it’s expected.
Written 25 August 2023
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Valerie M
1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Solo
Although living fairly locally I hadn't visited the falls for some years until recently. I was taken aback by the terrible amount of erosion that has occurred since my last visit . It used to be such a peaceful place but is now over touristed and thousands of feet and dogs have made their impact, tree roots are exposed and the river bank degraded. There is now a large catering outlet in the car park which has no doubt encouraged more visitors.
Written 24 August 2023
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