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Fowey ‘Hall Walk’


Savour the still green waters of Pont Pill on a walk of exceptional beauty through woodland and creek, with striking views of Fowey Harbour.

A spectacular coastal walk with exceptional views

This is a favourite circular walk for many, which includes two ferry rides: from Fowey to Polruan and Fowey to Bodinnick.

Looking at the Q Memorial on the eastern side of the Fowey Estuary
Looking out over to Polruan from the Q Memorial George Taylor


Map route for Fowey Hall Walk
© Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey


Bodinnick, grid ref: SX130522


From Bodinnick slipway, walk up the steep lane past the Old Ferry Inn. Part-way up the hill on the right is a narrow footpath signed Hall Walk.

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Follow the footpath from Bodinnick to the 'Q' memorial. Here there is a steep path down to the water's edge at Penleath Point which can be taken as a diversion.

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From the 'Q' memorial, the path runs high along the northern bank of Pont Pill. At the end of the wooded section, pass through the stile and kissing gate, walk along the field fenceline (on your right) for a short way before taking the right hand gate back into the woods.

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This section of path drops down and is rocky. At the junction, turn sharp right, almost doubling back, and continue down to the small hamlet of Pont.

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Cross the wooden bridge to the southern shore of Pont Pill and continue up the path past the cottages on your right. Take the first path on the right signed Polruan.

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Follow the path uphill through a gate into a series of fields. The path runs along the top and then through a gate into woodland. At this gate take the lower path which you stay on all the way to Polruan.


In Polruan, a pedestrian ferry runs from the quay to Fowey. In summer you will arrive at Whitehouse Quay and winter at Town Quay in Fowey. From both quays you will want to turn right and walk north along Fore Street to Caffa Mill, a large car park where the vehicle ferry runs back to Bodinnick.



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Fowey ‘Hall Walk’


Uneven footpaths with some short and steep climbs, benches are regularly spaced between Bodinnick and Polruan. Two ferry crossings are required to complete the circle.

This circular walk could start from Fowey, Bodinnick or Polruan, all of which have car parking.

Dogs welcome, but please keep them under close control as there is livestock in the fields. No dog bins, so please take dog litter home.

Fowey ‘Hall Walk’

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Fowey ‘Hall Walk’

How to get here

Bodinnick, Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1LX
By train

Par 4 miles (6.5km), St Austell and Lostwithiel 9 miles (14.5km), Bodmin Parkway 16 miles (26km).

By road

From westbound M5 take A30, then B3269 towards Lostwithiel. Turn right at T-junction onto A390, then first left back onto B3269, sign-posted Fowey.

By foot

South West Coast Path passes through Polruan and Fowey; a pedestrian ferry provides a link between the two. The Saint's Way footpath also passes through at Fowey.

By ferry

Daily Bodinnick car ferry from Fowey; vehicles and foot passengers.

By bus

Regular National Express services to St Austell and St Blazey; route 25, Fowey-St Austell, daily; route 281, Polruan-Polperro-Looe-Downderry, Monday to Friday. Fowey Town Bus, outside church in town centre to car park on Hanson Drive. Daily, 10am-7pm (summer) and daily except Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, 10am and 3pm (winter).

By bicycle

4 miles (6.5km) from the Par Beach Trail (links to National Cycle Network route 3).

Fowey ‘Hall Walk’

Facilities and access

  • Dogs welcome, but please keep under close control due to livestock in the fields
  • Two ferry crossings are required in order to complete the circle