Beautiful coastline in Fowey, Cornwall.

Explore Fowey by Foot

Explore the picturesque port town of Fowey on foot and learn about the link that Fowey has with sea-fishing, shipbuilding, trading and privateering.

  • Picturesque port town of Fowey.
  • Guided Walk.
  • Southwest Coastal Path.
  • St Catherine’s Castle.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 4: Challenging - good mobility and fitness needed

  • Duration

    4h

  • Max. passengers

    30

  • Booking code

    E-FOY3

  • From

    69 €

  • Notices

    Appropriate warm clothing, sensible and comfortable walking shoes. Guests must bring a bottle of water and snack for the walk.

Stroll along the narrow streets, dating back as far as the 15th century to Town Quay from where you can enjoy fantastic views of Polruan on the opposite shore.   See the ‘Rook with a Book’ sculpture created to celebrate the famous writer Daphne Du Maurier who lived in Fowey – the local area being the inspiration and setting for her well known novels Rebecca, My Cousin Rachel and her short story, ‘The Birds’ famously adapted for film by Alfred Hitchcock. 

Continue to Readymoney Cove onto the southwest coast path, walking through woodland to the ruins of St Catherine’s Castle. Hear tales of pirates and privateers, individuals commissioned by governments to carry out quasi-military activities. They would sail in privately owned armed ships, robbing merchant vessels and pillaging settlements belonging to a rival country. 

On returning to Fowey town enjoy some free time to explore independently before re-joining your guide and returning to Albert Quay and your awaiting tender. 

Practical information: 

  • Remarks/requirements: Appropriate warm clothing, sensible and comfortable walking shoes.  Guests must bring a bottle of water and snack for the walk. 

  • Walking information: Extensive walking although the pace is leisurely. 

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.

  • Language: English.