Readymoney Cove (Fowey) to Polridmouth Bay

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This picturesque circular walk starts from Readymoney car park, just outside the small fishing village of Fowey. After walking down to the cove, we follow an ancient footpath through woods, before going over lush Cornish meadows. We now descend to the quiet cove of Polridmouth, which is an ideal place to rest and enjoy a picnic. From the cove we now ascend through woodland to the coast path with its many stunning views. Nearing the conclusion of our walk, we again enter woodland and there is an opportunity to visit the well-preserved St Catherine's Castle with its superb views of the river, Fowey and Polruan.

England - South West England - Cornwall - Coast


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Castle, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, National Trust, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, Sea, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
8/1/2023 - Vicky England

This is a lovely walk with good directions. Well worth the effort of the climbing sections The car park at point 12 charges £2.50 for the day so could be a good alternative start to the £4.40 for 2 hours at Readymoney car park.

10/12/2021 - David Yarwood

Excellent walk. All directions still good. Great views justify one or two steep hills. Nice little shop at Readymoney Cove. Easy walk from Fowey to save parking. Just right for a morning stroll then a pasty for lunch!

10/11/2011 - Geoff Symons

What a fantastic walk, the views are stunning and the house at waypoint 16 is a dream. The directions are easy to follow and the stiles did not present any problems for our large Golden Retrievers.

5/26/2007 - Marianne Wootten

Our first walkingworld walk, and this was fantastic! The directions were clear, the pictures excellent, and the views breathtaking! We are now totally addicted! Brilliant walk, thanks!!