Walks from The Royal Inn
Posted on 6th December 2018 at 15:39
These walks are also for people on holiday with their dogs, I will also give you information to follow on beaches were dogs are welcome. There are many great walks, I have listed a few extracts from Discover Cornwall, to get a full list all you have to do is go on the web site Discover Cornwall.
The Three walks I have enclosed are in order of length and difficulty.
Beaches for Dogs
In Cornwall there are 61 beaches with no restrictions (Par Beach being one of them).
60 Beaches that allow dogs but have restrictions.
4 Beaches that do not allow dogs at all.
90 Beaches that don’t have any information at all.
For more information, look at the web site (Coast Radar) go to Cornwall dog friendly beaches.
Par to Polkerris
This spectacular walk takes you to one of Cornwall’s most charming villages, Polkerris, the walk then loops round onto the Saints Way to reveal the stunning views across Par and the ‘Clay Country’ in the distance.
Mavagissy to Par Beach
The day begins in the fishing town of Mevagissey, but try not to spend too long wandering the streets and waterfront as a Path of roller coaster climbs awaits! High cliffs pass rocky coves between Pentewan and Charlestown produces dramatic scenery, but tiring walking. The inland china clay works around St Austell come in and out of view. The clay industry boomed in the 19th century, resulting in the formation of the ‘Cornish Alps’, and continues today with 80% used to make paper.
There are many steps to climb along this stretch as the Path continues to rise and fall past Phoebe’s Point and Silvermine Point. Charlestown, with its beautiful historic harbour and quay, provides a welcome spot for rest and refreshment before the final stretch of the journey to Par. A diversion around china clay works at Par, leads you to the pubs and cafes and large expanse of beach at Par Sands.
Fowey to Polkerris and on to Par
The picturesque town of Fowey lies at the mouth or the River Fowey or (in Cornish faw-i), the river of beech trees. Allow a day for your excursion. Fowey is a town steeped in history, take a look in the Daphne du Maurier shop, discover the pulpit made from the remains of a Spanish galleon in St. Fimbarrus church or simply watch the china clay ships, fishing boats and yachts plying the deep-water harbour.
This walk starts from the town quay, where there are public toilets (open all year) and opportunity to buy refreshments. Leave the south side of the quay, following the road uphill, take a left turn, towards Readymoney, following the esplanade which runs adjacent to the estuary, past Victorian and Edwardian guest houses. Look out for Fowey Hall, the elegant hotel that inspired Kenneth Graham's novel 'The Wind in the Willows'.
Just past the entrance to Daglands Road, look over the seaward wall; you can see the ruins of the (15th century blockhouse. Imagine the port under attack by the French and Spanish, a chain was slung across the harbour entrance between the blockhouses to keep out enemy ships.
Now look out for the Acorn symbol on the footpath signs, these will be your guide as far as Polkerris.
Tagged as: Cornwall, Par, Dog Walks, Beaches
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