THE HALL WALK
Regularly listed as one of the best walks in England, The Hall Walk is a circular walk that takes in stunning views of the Fowey Estuary, Fowey, the village of Polruan and the local countryside.
The full walk is 4 miles and is a moderately difficult walk,
the footpath has some steep climbs in places,
but there are benches at regularly intervals where you can admire the views.
The walk is circular and is completed with two short ferry journeys on the
Polruan Passenger Ferry, and the Bodinnick car ferry.
1. Catch a ferry to Polruan from Fowey. Depending on the time of year, the ferry leaves from either Town Quay or Whitehouse, once you’re back on dry land walk past The Lugger Pub on the right, turn left into East Street marked with a signpost, ‘To the Hills’.
2. At the first set of steps, turn right up some further steps. Walk alongside a metal handrail between the cottages. Where the handrail finishes, walk on for a few yards and then turn left up the concrete steps, to eventually follow a narrow track.
3. At the fork in the track keep to the lower track and follow the naturally winding route
through the woods.
4. At the steps Follow the signs to Pont, take a moment to enjoy the view of the tiny harbour.
5. Cross the Pont footbridge and walk to the edge of the woods, veer to your right to find the path again. Take a sharp left to walk on the other side of the creek. Follow the woodland path until you come to a gate.
6. Walk along the bottom of the field (please keep dogs on lead for this section)
and you will find a kissing gate, follow the path through the woods.
7. You are approaching Penleath Point, which is marked by the ‘Q’ memorial,
in memory of the writer Sir Arthur Quiller Couch
– otherwise known as ‘Q’ and lived in Fowey from 1891 to 1944.
If you’re still feeling full of energy go down the steep hill here and maybe take a dip in the river at the bottom.
8. Pause for a moment to enjoy the view over the estuary and the stunning view of Fowey.
Continue along the path, past the war memorial to your left and down towards a gateway.
9. Turn left down the hill, this is the village of Bodinnick. You will see The Old Ferry Inn on your righthand, where you can get a bite to eat, a refreshing drink and taking in the views of Fowey and the estuary life from one of our sun terraces.