Walk - Wind in the Wyllows
5.8 miles (9.3 km)
Bodinnick Car Park - PL23 1DF Bodinnick Car Park
Challenging - Paths, rough lanes and quiet country roads, with a lot of ascent and descent.
A walk through medieval history on both sides of the River Fowey, entailing two ferry trips and some delightful woodland paths high above the creek. The area has inspired many writers, including Daphne du Maurier and Arthur Quiller-Couch ('Q'), who both lived here, as well as 'Wind in the Willows' author Kenneth Grahame. Look out for Ratty and Toad, messing about on the river!
In spring the heathland above the turquoise waters is bright with gorse and wildflowers and the hedges are decked in primroses and violets, while the woodland rings with birdsong and there are swathes of bluebells and wild garlic. It is lovely in autumn, too, when the leaves start to turn and heather adds its colour to the heathland.
The House on the Props B&B
The House on the Props is a 16th Century timber property with half of the building being 'propped' up over the river on old ships timbers. We are in a very prominent position in Polperro, directly on the South West Coast Path. We open daily from 9am and serve Breakfast, Lunch, Cream Teas, Home Made Cakes and Fresh Fish in the evening. We pride ourselves on serving Fresh Cornish produce when ever possible, and all our cakes pastries and scones are home made on the premises, as well as our main meals.