Fowey Autumn Walks

Autumn is a perfect season for a holiday in Cornwall, with the sea slightly warmer after the summer months and uncrowded beaches and towns. For visitors staying in Fowey this autumn, we have put together a list of some of the best walks in and around the village. From easy going walks in Cardinham Woods to blustery but beautiful coastal walks along Lantic Bay, there is something for everyone.

Gribbin Head and the Saints Way – 6.6 miles
In autumn this walk is colourful as the heather and trees begin to turn, whilst birds and other wildlife find food to stockpile for the winter. Walkers will see great views across St Austell Bay and on a clear day can look out to South Devon.

Frogmore and Lantivet Bay – 4.5 miles
Another great walk for autumn, walkers are likely to see unusual birds of prey as they are attracted by flocks of swallows and house martins gathering to leave for the winter. Lansallos, a tiny hamlet is home to Palace Cove, a remote beach which was once loved by smugglers. The walk begins at Lansallos, where walkers can then descend down the hill onto the South West Coast Path.


Fowey ‘Hall Walk’ – 4 miles
One of Fowey’s most popular estuary walks – begin at the Bodinnick slipway and follow signs for Hall Walk. This path has breath-taking views of Fowey Harbour and allows walkers to wander through deep woodland, along creeks and utilises ferries via Bodinnick, Pont Creek and Polruan and vice versa. It is around 4 miles long and is completely dog friendly.


Polruan to Lantic Bay – 4.2 miles
This is a more demanding walk along the coast path, but Lantic Bay makes the hard work worth it, with incredible views of the picturesque cove. After the long stretch of coast the walk is downhill and passes Lanteglos church where Daphne Du Maurier was married.The final stretch is through Polruan, where walkers have the chance to complete the circular route and along the grassy path which leads to remains of a gun battery on Peak Point, with views of the local harbour.


Image from: Adam Gibbens, Visit Cornwall.

Cardinham Woods – various distances
Cardinham is a beautiful woodland based near Bodmin, and is ideal for walkers. There are four routes for walkers and cyclists to choose from with some incredible viewpoints, along with a cafe to help you refuel. For an easy walk, suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs, try the Lady Vale Walk or for something slightly more difficult give the Wheal Glynn walk a go.

Images from Visit Cornwall, Monika Kludcka and Adam Gibbard.


Arts and Culture in Cornwall

With the summer months coming to a close and the manic tourist season slowly dying down, it is an ideal time for visitors to explore their surrounding area. Whilst in Fowey, there is plenty of galleries to wander around and cultural heritage points to find. Whatever the weather you will discover something interesting to do and of course, the views are breath taking from various locations around the village. Read more


Unmissable events at Fowey Regatta

One of the highlights of the year, the annual Fowey Royal Regatta festival runs from Sunday 14th to Sunday the 20th August. The event calendar is bustling with a carnival, contests and firework displays, accompanying one of Britain’s top sailing events which guests can enjoy for free. The Regatta has a history of attracting rather famous faces to the event over the years, including Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and Queen Elizabeth the second, hence the name, ‘Royal’.

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White Chocolate Mousse recipe

Our head chef, Richard Massey has put together a simple recipe for his delicious white chocolate mousse, an easy dessert option for your dinner party. Richard serves the mousse with fresh raspberries, raspberry powder, crushed pistachio nuts and pistachio tuile. However, these can be substituted with any fruit or nut of your choice, as the mousse is a fantastically versatile addition to any dessert.

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Independent shops in Fowey

Fowey is home to a bustling high street where many thriving independent shops offer a wide range of interesting gifts and souvenirs. Cornwall is well known for its vibrant creative scene. St Ives and Penzance are a mecca for artists inspired by the breath-taking landscape; Fowey synonymous with some of the world’s favourite literature. The independent shops in Fowey are a reflection of Cornwall’s creative culture, celebrating craft and design from the county and further afield.
We’ve chosen a few of our favourite independents in the town from children’s gift shops to coast-inspired clothing boutiques.

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Cornwall Watersports

Watersports in Cornwall

In Cornwall you’re never further than thirty miles from the sea, so it’s easy to see why so many people are drawn to take the plunge and jump in. Spending time in and beside the sea can be a huge source of fun in any weather and has proven health benefits too. And whether you’re surfing, swimming or kayaking, you’ll get a completely different perspective of the Cornish coastline. Visitors to Cornwall can enjoy the surf all year round and the sea stays warm well into September. If you would like to try a new watersport or simply want an exciting thing to do on holiday, Cornwall has some great activity centres providing ocean-going adventures.
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Potted Hot Smoked Salmon Recipe

Ben Bass’s Potted Smoked Salmon with Lemon Purée and Poppy Seed Bread

This is the perfect dish if you are entertaining or wanting to chill out on Boxing Day in front of the TV. I would recommend making it well in advance, or at least a few hours before you plan to serve it so it can reach the right temperature and consistency. You could also substitute the hot salmon with crab meat or smoked mackerel.

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