Walks And Walking – Cornwall Walks Fowey Walking Route
We stay in Looe, Cornwall, quite often as it offers a central location for our walks. It is a quiet, yet active, fishing port right in the heart of the the Cornish coastline and the South West Costal Path (SWC Path). After walking from Looe to Polperro and then from Lansallos to Polruan the next port of call is Fowey. A short ferry crossing from Polruan takes you over to Fowey where we started our next walking route.
I am not quite sure why it is but I always feel compelled to wear walking shorts to compliment my walking boots when walking the SWC Path regardless of the weather. We completed this walk in November when it was very cold and blustery so I had my The North Face windproof walking jacket on and my walking trousers packed in to my rucksack just in case it got too cold and made our way up from the ferry to the car park near St Catherines Castle.
From the bottom end of the car park walk down St Catherines Parade, we then turned right towards the inlet of Readymoney Cove. Continuing to the end of the road, above the beach and following the initially rocky Love Lane uphill and on to the Saints Way. We then walked on past the first junction, ignoring the options by a National Trust sign for Covington Woods.
We then turned left at the next junction and climbed the wooden steps to reach Alldays Fields. We then followed the right hand field edgeand at a field gap we then followed an obvious grassy track ahead to a lane end at Coombe Farm to then follow the lane ahead to reach a road where we turned right and continued to Lankelly Farm passing a junction on the right and then following Prickly Post Lane for a short while.
We then turned off left onto a gravel drive and kept left along a narrow fenced path before going up a wide rough track by derelict buildings at Trenant before we then went over a stile on the left. Keeping ahead alongside the field edge we then follow the path to a stile and into a field below Tregaminion Farm to then go up the field to a gate and continuing between buildings to then turn right, then left, to reach a T-junction with a road by the entrance gate to the little Church of Tregaminion.
We then turned right and after a short while we then went left into a field to reach a junction on the edge of some woods where we then kept left along the field edge to follow the well defined SWC Path to then reach Gribbin Head before entering the National Trust Gribbin area. Keeping left at a junction we then went through a gate and crossed to the Gribbin Daymark to then go left and down a faint grassy track to follow the SWC Path signposted Lankelly Cliff.
At open ground we then followed the seaward field edge before going steeply in to, and out of, Coombe Hawne to then enter Covington Wood keeping left at the immediate junction and then passing the Rashleigh Mausoleum to then turn right at a junction to reach St Catherine’s Castle and returning along the path to go down the steps at the first junction on the right and then down again by the wooden steps to Readymoney Beach.
We then returned to the car park via St Catherine’s Parade after about 3 hours and just under 8 miles covered of this fabulous Cornish Coastal walking route.