The area to the west of Fowey offers a variety of landscapes including superb views and many features of historic significance. The area includes a variety of beaches, coves woodlands and wild flower rich grassland.
Famed for its association with Daphne du Maurier and the setting of many of her books this area offers breathtaking natural beauty combined with heritage and vitality of a working landscape.
The National Trust have produced a leaflet for this walk giving directions, along with information on the geology and history of the area. It can be viewed here.
Places of interest
Readymoney Cove - above the cove is the former coach house which was the home of author, Daphne du Maurier, for a few years during the Second World War.
St Catherine's Castle built between 1538 and 1542.
Polridmouth - leads to another house, Menabilly, that Du Maurier owned and lived in. Wrecks were common and there is a stone cut bath on rocks to the rear of the beach.
Gribbin Head Daymark. The 84 ft high distinctive Daymark was built by Trinity House in 1832 as an aid to navigation for shipping.
For details visit Traveline or phone 0871 200 2233.
National Trust Coombe Car Park (Postcode for Sat Navs: PL23 1HN).
Local maps and publications
Easy walks (1 walk)
Moderate walks (6 walks)
Challenging walks (2 walks)