THE HALL WALK
The Hall Walk is a popular 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 can be started from either Fowey, Bodinnick or Polruan,
and the circle is completed with two short ferry journeys.
From Polruan to Fowey on the Polruan Passenger Ferry,
and Fowey to Bodinnick on the Bodinnick Car Ferry.
HALL WALK ROUTE
THE OLD FERRY INN
1. From the Old Ferry Inn walk up the hill past the Church until you see a narrow footpath on the right hand side signposted ‘Hall Walk’.
2. Follow the footpath from Bodinnick along the level path until you come to the ‘Q’ memorial above Penleath Point. The memorial commemorates Sir Arthur “Q” Quiller-Couch, a famous author, critic and anthologist, who lived in Fowey from 1891 until his death in 1944.
3. From the “Q” memorial, follow the path that runs along the northern bank of Pont Creek.
At the end of the wooded section, pass through the kissing gate, walk along the field fence line for a short time before taking the right hand gate back into the woods.
4. Beware, this section of the path drops down and is uneven and rocky.
At the junction, take the sharp right continue down to the small hamlet of Pont.
5. Cross the small wooden bridge and continue up the path past the cottages on your right hand side.
Take the first path on the right signed posted to Polruan.
6. Follow the path along the top of the fields and then through the gate into woodland.
At the gate take the lower path which will take you to Polruan.
7. When you reach Polruan, the passenger ferry runs from the quay over to Fowey.
In summer you will arrive at Whitehouse Pier and during the winter at Fowey Town Quay.
Once you arrive in Fowey you will need to turn right and walk along Fore Street to Caffa Mill,
where the Bodinnick car ferry can take you back to Bodinnick.