Par to Polperro: South West Coast Path – Part 7, Day 4

Aerial view picture of Polperro, Cornwall


The fourth of six walking days this week I'll be walking the South West Coast Path from Par to Polperro


Approximately 14 miles - Challenging: Moderate to Strenuous


  • 09:30 - 10:00 Drive to Par where I left off yesterday
  • 10:00 - 13:30 Walk to Fowey for lunch before taking the ferry to Polruan.
  • 13:30 - 14:30 Lunch in Fowey (or maybe Polruan if that's easier
  • 14:30 - 16:00 Press on to Polperro for some Cornish Ale and a satisfying supper perhaps

Another walk of two halves: moderate to begin with but much more hilly after Polruan. Having been to the beautiful little town of Polperro before though, I know my heart will be pumping and my mouth salivating as I near this lovely town; I simply can't wait!


(courtesy of South West Coast Path website)

  • Gribbin Head with its striking red and white daymark, built by Trinity House in 1832. 
  • The tiny cove at Coombe Hawne, linked with many smuggling stories.
  • The ruins of St Catherine’s Castle standing guard over the entrance to Fowey harbour. 
  • Fowey: loved by famous literary figures for its architecture and tranquility, Fowey continues to offer visitors a wealth of character and history, in spite of the occasional ships of china clay.
  • Views from Pencarrow Head across the sandy cove of Lantic Bay. Views from here also extend to The Lizard and Bolt Head to the east.
  • Looking down from Raphael Cliff to the natural rock arch at Blackybale Point.
  • Taking a well-deserved rest in the cafes of Polperro.
Route map from Par to Polperro
South West Coast Path Part 7, Day 4. Route map from Par to Polperro

For further information about the South West Coast Path - and this stretch in particular, why not visit the South West Coast Website

You are more than welcome to join me on this trip and or on any part of my next SWCP journey - subject, of course, to sensible social distancing measures. Please get in touch beforehand though and I will be sure to look out for you.

And please bookmark this page and return a few weeks later; I will be posting an update and some more photographs in good time.

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