Walk - Gribbin Head

4.4 miles (7.1 km)

National Trust Coombe Car Park - PL23 1HN National Trust Coombe Car Park

Moderate - Moderate walking conditions

The area to the west of Fowey offers a variety of landscapes including superb views and many features of historic significance.

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Route Description

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.

Public transport

For details visit Traveline or phone 0871 200 2233.

Parking

National Trust Coombe Car Park (Postcode for Sat Navs: PL23 1HN).

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