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Par to Fowey

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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. 
moderate
Distance 11.1 km
3:30 h
184 m
168 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.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
72 m
Lowest point
2 m
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Tips and hints

This route is used in the following itineraries:

WES(SWCP)FTP1

WES(SWCP)FTP2

Start

Par (4 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
SX 07620 53581
DD
50.350640, -4.705533
DMS
50°21'02.3"N 4°42'19.9"W
UTM
30U 378663 5579008
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Destination

Fowey

Turn-by-turn directions

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.

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Coordinates

OS Grid
SX 07620 53581
DD
50.350640, -4.705533
DMS
50°21'02.3"N 4°42'19.9"W
UTM
30U 378663 5579008
w3w 
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.1 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
184 m
Descent
168 m
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