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Hall Walk

Age group: 12+

Location: MID Cornwall


Contact: Fowey,

TEL: n/a


A great way to see more of this lovely part of mid Cornwall is to get out on foot and get exploring. Hall Walk is a 4 mile long walk in Fowey and is essentially the footpath from Bodinnick to Penleath Point.


Trekking the Hall Walk also takes in the two ferries (Bodinnick & Polruan) and you will get some striking views of the local area. Start by making your way to the Bodinnick ferry and cross over the river as a foot passenger. Once across, make your way up the steep lane past the Old Ferry Inn. Part-way up the hill (on the right) is a narrow footpath signposted Hall Walk. Take this footpath!


Follow the footpath to the 'Q' memorial ('Q' was the novelist and scholar Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch who lived in Fowey). Here there is a steep path down to the water's edge at Penleath Point, which can also be taken as a diversion too.


From the 'Q' memorial, follow the path that runs high along the northern bank of Pont Pill (Pont Pill is a river that joins the River Fowey just below the 'Q'Memorial). At the end of the wooded section, pass through the stile and kissing gate, walk along the field fence line (on your right) for a short distance before taking the right hand gate back into the woods.


The next section of path drops down and is rocky so do take care! At the junction, make a sharp right turn, almost doubling back on yourself in fact, and continue down to the small hamlet of Pont (pont means 'bridge' in Cornish my luvvers).


Now you need to cross the wooden bridge to the southern shore of Pont Pill and continue up the path past the cottages on your right. Take the first path on the right signposted Polruan.


Follow the path uphill through a gate into a series of fields. The path runs along the top for a while and then through another gate into some pleasant woodland. At this gate take the lower path and stay on this all the way to Polruan.


In Polruan, a pedestrian ferry runs from the quay to Fowey, but you may want to stop for some refreshments at the Lugger Inn on the quay before you embark back to Fowey.


Proper Job!

Fowey 0.5 miles, Polruan 2 miles, Polperro 6 miles

Fowey Hotel