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.

There are a range of wonderful places to lay your head near the Coast Path for a well-earned sleep. From large and luxurious hotels, to small and personable B&B's, as well as self-catering options and campsites. The businesses that support the Path, where you've chosen to visit, are listed here.

Fowey Hall Hotel - LFH

Perched above Fowey with sweeping views.Families welcome and activities to cater for children. This Queen Anne mansion is thought to be the inspiration for Toad Hall from Wind In The Willows.

Meadow View B&B, Fowey

Ensuite kingsize (or twin) modern room with cooked breakfast. Very near Coast Path, Saints Way, bus route. Parking, country views.

Wellingtons Guest House, Fowey

A comfortable and pleasurable experience awaits at our friendly family run guest house. Communal lounge with a cosy fire and comfortable sofas-perfect for relaxing after walking the Coast Path.

Hormond House B&B, Polruan

Old Captain's house, family run, friendly B&B with delicious, home-cooked breakfast in our light & airy kitchen. Children welcome. Treat yourself and stay with us. 

The Strand 61, Tywardreath

The Strand 61 is a small boutique B and B located 3 miles from Fowey and just off the Coast Path, ideal for walkers, a home away from home.

Par Inn, near St Austell

Situated directly on the Coast Path. 2 double /twin rooms. 1 en suite 1 with private bathroom inc bath. Single occupancy available.  

Eden's Yard Backpackers

Eden's Yard is a modest rural backpackers hostel located close to the Eden Project and 1.8 miles from SWCP - from £15 pp.

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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.

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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