Walk and explore the Cornish countryside and towns
There are a number of circular walks in the area around Lostwithiel. Further up the river Fowey there are some walks in and around Lanhydrock. Downriver there are walks around Lerryn, Fowey and Polruan. In the St Austell directions, there are walks in the Luxulyan valley.
Visit this useful website to plan your walks from Mellingey.
The Hall Walk
A circular Walk giving breathtaking views of the Fowey estuary, usually starting in Fowey at the Caffa mill car park and taking the ferry to Boddinick a beautiful winding wooded walk then takes you to Polruan where you can catch the ferry back to Fowey town quay.
Fowey to Polkerris
Offering stunning cliff top views and the chance to check out the Gribben head day mark. Either a circular walk taking in Polkerris beach or catch a lift back from Polkerris. We usually choose the latter as the Rashleigh Inn and the Sams on the beach restaurant usually hold our attention to well.
The ancient fishing village of Polruan, steeped in history and famous for its boatbuilding heritage.
Catch the foot ferry across the estuary to Fowey.
Helman Tor, just 10 minutes from Lostwithiel, can provide stunning views of both the North and South Cornish coasts on a clear day. While admiring the panoramic views consider the thought that people have been looking out from this spot for thousands of years. Archaeologists have identified habitation here dating back to 4500 years BC! It's also part of the 'Saints way' and a great spot for a picnic.