Photograph of Fowey

Fowey is situated on the south coast of Cornwall between Looe and Mevagissey, it's not only an historic town but also a commercial seaport. Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Fowey has much to offer with something for everyone. A natural harbour, it is a haven for yachtsmen and has had as many as 7,000 visiting yachts in a season.

From May to September there is a weekly guided historical town walk where you can learn a little more about the town or take the town tour which runs most days during the summer period throughout the day. If you are interested in walking, albeit a gentle stroll along the Esplanade overlooking the river and the harbour mouth, on a warm summer's evening or a hike around the cliffs, then there is something for everyone to enjoy.

The river is a very important part of the area. In the summer months canoes are available for hire or there are escorted canoe tours. Between Easter and late September boat trips are available on a regular basis, enjoy a short river cruise or longer trips to Lerryn or Lostwithiel (subject to tides).

A little further up the road is the National Trust property Lanhydrock with its extensive parkland and beautiful gardens. There are many gardens that can be visited from Fowey, these include The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pine Lodge Gardens, Marsh Villa Gardens and of course the world famous Eden Project.

Click here for VisitCornwall’s guide to activities in and around Fowey

Walks & Cycle Routes

Golitha Falls - A short walk around Golitha Falls which is an ancient area of woodlands that sit alongside the river Fowey as it cascades its way through a steep valley gorge.See below for detailed route description.

The Goss Moor Multi-Use Trail - Goss Moor Multi Use Trail

Par Duckpond - A short walk around Par duckpond and nearby area.

The Coast and Clay Trail - Hens An Morrep Ha´n Pow Pry (Truro to Bodmin via St Austell) Multi-Use Trail

The Saints'  Way - From Padstow to Fowey covering approximately 30 miles / 48 Km.

Click here for all walks that have been added to the Walk4Life website for in and around Fowey

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