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Views from Hall Walk of Polruan and Fowey harbour, Cornwall
Views from Hall Walk of Polruan and Fowey harbour, Cornwall | © National Trust Images/George Taylor
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Fowey Hall Walk

Enjoy the still green waters of Pont Pill on a walk of exceptional beauty through woodland and creek, and with striking views of Fowey Harbour. The circular route also includes two ferry rides.

Total steps: 7

Total steps: 7

Start point

Bodinnick, grid ref: SX130522

Step 1

From Bodinnick slipway, walk 150 yards up the steep lane past the Old Ferry Inn on the left and St John's church on the right. Partway up the hill on the right, is a narrow footpath signed Hall Walk. The path entrance is between the cottages up the lane and can be easily missed, so keep your eyes peeled for the wooden finger post.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

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.

Step 6

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.

Step 7

In Polruan, a pedestrian ferry runs from the quay to Fowey. In summer you will arrive at Whitehouse Quay and in 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.

End point

Bodinnick, grid ref: SX130522

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Map of Fowey Hall Walk in Cornwall
Map of Fowey Hall Walk | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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