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- we found this little gem it is so beautiful their ,and all the shops ,its much bigger than you think ,and can be hard on the walking ,but people were lovely but be careful as cars come up and down and very small street ,but if you want to see beauty go their so glad we did not miss it xWritten 2 November 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We boarded the ferry as foot passengers. It was a fun way to get across the river to commence the Hall Walk. There is a seat undercover, but we preferred to stand out in the open to enjoy the view. It was so easy, just walk on and pay the captain; once you’ve reached the other side just walk off and head up the hill to start the beautiful walk.Written 17 September 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Easy ferry ride back to Fowey after completing the Hall Walk. The captain and the crew were friendly and helpful assisting passengers to board. We enjoyed seeing Fowey from the water.Written 17 September 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- A lovely, quiet, informal aquarium with local sea life. Helpful staff. Wonderful to see crabs, lobsters, starfish, and many many fish up close.Written 27 September 2023
- Known as the 'Hall Walk' which is a beautiful walk through woods and around creeks with spectacular views along the way across the estuary to Fowey and towards Polruan. We always prefer to start from Fowey taking the Car Ferry from Caffa Mill Carpark across to Bodinnick then up the hill past the Old Ferry Inn turning right on to the Hall Walk path, just past the small church. The path then continues around the creek and down to Pont Pill where a small bridge crosses the river. Then up past Lanteglos Church and along through woods to eventually descend down to Polruan where you can take the passenger ferry back to Fowey to complete the round trip.
The Hall Walk is one of the most popular walks in Cornwall. The full walk is 4 miles and is classed as moderate grade as the footpath contains some steep climbs in places but there are benches at regularly spaced intervals where you can have a rest and admire the views. Not suitable for small children and definitely not pushchair friendly!Written 13 June 2023
- This is a brilliant place. Packed full of interactive pieces, motion,sound, visuals, it's all here. Our kids loved it (5&10) and those who like understanding how things work will be transfixed.Written 19 August 2023
- This here is a nice little old fort/castle. It's not big, but the location is really impressive. It was built in the 1500s as an artillery fort. It was even used during WWII.
Nowadays you still can walk around on the grounds, explore the interior of the tower and walk along a short, narrow path at the coastline. There's not entrance fee even.
From here you can get to Fowey easily by foot, or a short stroll down to the Readymoney Cove.
We parked our car a bit east from here, on the National Trust carpark near the Coombe Farm. A very nice and easy walk with wonderful views of the coast. A great combination: A castle and a walk. Classic.
All in all a very good visit.Written 30 October 2022
- We were looking for a custom bird flying experience for 2 couples and reached out to Sarah, immediately she replied with details and we booked.
On Monday afternoon we made our way to Sarah’s field, where she was waiting with her hawk, after a short walk we were introduced to all her birds.
Over the next 2 hours + we handled most of the owls, feeding them and flying, to finish we went for a walk with the hawk in to her 2 fields, very good experience as he went in to the trees and then we encouraged him to return with food.
Sarah is a wealth of knowledge and a great bird handler, would highly recommend this experience, you will love it.Written 29 June 2023
- Yet another visit to Fowey: yet another visit to this lovely little establishment. Not so little, I suppose, with the gallery above and the well stocked gift shop below. The staff are always lovely and keen to chat, and we invariably come home with something!Written 28 October 2022
- We decided to make the walk from Fowey to Gribbin Head on a breezy and overcast day, the round trip took a couple of hours to complete and was certainly a challenge with some fairly steep climbs. However the day marker itself is well worth the trip and the added bonus are the coves along the way which are stunning. We managed to get back to Readymoney Beach just as the rains came, so we finished off with a pasty and a coffee beach shop.Written 5 July 2021
- Beautiful coastal path, very hilly but the best scenery in the world . An absolute must. I walk this path often, highlight of my holidayWritten 27 March 2022
- Great range of books and the person in the bookshop was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. Welcoming. And friendlyWritten 28 August 2023
- The lady volunteer on duty welcomed us in and explained about the museum before letting us have a look around. There is a section devoted to Daphne du Maurier, but I was more interested in the nautical and naval displays relating to Fowey.
It is not a large museum, so only suitable for small groups, but I found it interesting.Written 19 December 2022
- It’s always a treat to find a church open and welcoming visitors. This feels well loved - all the woodwork was gleaming and the stained glass windows were beautiful. Well worth a visitWritten 4 October 2023
- We had a one week holiday based at Tregolls Farm in the self catering Rose Cottage. This was the perfect base for our walk which we completed over 4 days.
On non-walking days we revisited some of our favourite places nearby in Cornwall.
On day 1 we took a taxi from the farm to Padstow and then walked back to the farm.
On day 2 we walked from the farm to Helman Tor and then telephoned for a taxi to take us back to the farm.
Day 3 we drove to Lostwithiel where we parked our car and took a taxi back to Helman Tor to recommence our walk. We then walked back to Lostwithiel to our car and did the return drive to the farm.
Day 4 we drove to Fowey and parked in the car park by the Bodinnick ferry. We took a taxi to Mill Town to start the last leg of our walk into Fowey.
The accommodation at Tregolls Farm was excellent and handily situated very close to the Saints Way footpath. Marilyn and Lester who own and run the farm were on hand and most helpful and accommodating.
Stopping off at the churches along the way and getting our passports stamped was a very enjoyable experience.
Of invaluable help in navigating our way was the 'British Footpath Guide To the Saints Way' written by Fred and Donna Austin which Marilyn had kindly made available to us and contained very detailed directions which helped enormously when we were unsure at certain points in finding the correct way.
We were pleased we had taken note of other reviewers' comments re roads, flooded paths etc. when preparing for the walk as this really helped.
It is the first time we have undertaken a long walk like this and we were happily weary at the end. Overall we felt a great satisfaction at having completed the walk, something we still reflect on with fond memories!Written 29 April 2019
Frequently Asked Questions about Fowey
- The best outdoor activities in Fowey according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- Fowey Estuary
- Fowey Aquarium
- South West Coast Path Walk - Creeks and Coves: Bodinnick, Polruan and Fowey
- South West Coast Path - St Catherine's Castle, Fowey
- Gribbin Head
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