A relaxed day's walking, the path crosses through Par and on to the viewpoint at Gribbon Head. Walk through literary history and past castle ruins as you make your way to Fowey.
Distance 11.1 km
Highest point72 m
Lowest point2 m
The path crosses the wide Par Sands before entering the wild and remote area at Gribbin Head, a fabulous viewpoint marked with a candy striped daymark tower which stands 84 feet above the cliffs.
The Daphne Du Maurier coastline follows where much of her novels were written and inspiration sought. At Polridmouth a hidden beach opens to reveal the boathouse where the author lived for many years. The path into Fowey passes many coves and St Catherine’s Castle perched on the cliffs. Wander through the remains before you finally reach the village of Fowey with its many bars and restaurants.
Taylor St John
Update: July 25, 2018
Best time of year
Tips and hints
This route is used in the following itineraries:
Par (4 m)
SX 07620 53581
30U 378663 5579008
These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.
In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.