Walk - Wind in the Wyllows
5.8 miles (9.3 km)
Caffa Mill Car Park - PL23 1DF Caffa Mill 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.
Checked by SWCPA Volunteer Lucy Daniel - June 2018