This is good walking country with many good circular walks to suit all abilities direct from the site.
Fowey CL to Fowey Town Centre 0.9 miles
The quickest route into town from Fowey CL is to turn left onto Passage Lane then take the first right in 0.3 miles onto Green Lane. Climb the hill then carry straight on gradually descending towards the town. Turn right in 0.2 miles onto Cobbs Well and then take the next left by (but not through) the gates to Place House. The road narrows then becomes a footpath with an iron railing running down the middle. At the bottom of the iron railing turn left and descend granite steps. The path will take you past the church and on into town.
You can avoid the hill entirely by staying on Passage Lane, Passage Street and North Street and taking the lower but longer walk into Fowey. You will also encounter more traffic.
If you plan to spend the evening in town before walking back to Fowey CL be sure to take a torch. Passage Lane has no street lights and no pavement. On a moonless night you can't see your hand in front of your face!
Hall walk from Fowey to Polruan
Hall walk is a great circular walk which involves crossing the river Fowey twice using the Boddinick Ferry and the Polruan Ferry so it feels like a real adventure with plenty of variety and some great views of Fowey from the opposite side of the river.
Please click on the link below to view the details on the excellent iWalkCornwall website.
Polkerris, Gribben Head, ReadyMoney Cove
This circular route around Gribben Head is highly recommended and takes in pretty Polkerris where you can catch your breath and have a drink at the Rashleigh Inn or Sam's on the Beach. If you want to shorten the route you can cut out a section of the coast path by taking the shortcut through Coombe Farm.
Polruan to Lantic Bay
This one takes you over the river to Polruan. It also follows some of the route of Hall Walk (worth bearing this in mind if you don't like repetition).
Luxulyan Valley Circular
This walk starts 4.64 miles from Fowey CL so necessitates a drive or a cycle ride to the starting point. If you are in a small motorhome I would propose the route via the A3082 and the A390. Larger motor homes will struggle to drive down Pontsmill Road. The Luxulyan Valley Looks very different today than it would have 100 years ago. Formerly a site of heavy industry the valley is now cloaked in mature deciduous trees and only the skeletal bones of the industrial buildings remain. At the far end of the valley is the magnificent Treffry Viaduct with, what used to be a tramway on the top and an aqueduct beneath. It's very evocative and peaceful. The occasional train disturbs the peace momentarily but it doesn't detract from the atmosphere. It's a great walk whatever the weather.
If you fancy a pub lunch the Kings Arms in Luxulyan is just under a mile on. Walk in a northerly direction on the far side of the viaduct into Luxulyan the pub is at the western end of the village.
Lescrow to Golant via the Saints Way 2.07 miles
This is the most direct route to Golant. Half the walk is on the highway but it is a very quiet single track road which sees very little traffic. Some fine views of the river can be had in the second half of the route. There is a strenuous climb on the return journey from Sawmills Studio so moderate fitness is required.
From Fowey CL turn left onto Passage Lane. Turn left in 0.17 miles onto Penventinue Lane. In 0.82 miles turn right at the redundant farm buildings onto the footpath signposted the Saints Way. Walk along the field boundary keeping the hedge on you left. Pass through the kissing gate and follow the path down the hill ignoring the break in the hedgerow. As you near the bottom of the field veer right when you see the way mark post on the left and head towards the gate at the bottom of the field.
Pass through the kissing gate and continue down the wooded track keeping left until you pass over a wooden footbridge. You will find yourself on a well trodden path that follows the river. Do not
deviate from this path. You will pass benches strategically placed to offer views of the river and cross over a slate stile. At the end of the path you should see a sign for the Cormorant Hotel as you enter
Golant. Veer right and pass between two granite gate posts. Ignore the way mark to Milltown, turn right onto Fore Street and walk downhill toward the river and the pub.
Direct Route To Polkerris 2.13 miles
This is the most direct route from Fowey CL to Polkerris. It is a short but pretty, well signposted walk with some woodland and rolling farmland with far reaching views.
From Fowey CL turn right and walk 0.46 miles up Passage Lane. Turn left at the roundabout then turn right in 0.1 miles onto the very quiet, narrow Prickly Post Lane. In 0.24 miles turn right onto the Saints Way sandwiched between the first house (The Nest) and second house on the right hand side. If you walk past the letterbox on the right hand side you've walked too far. Look for the footpath arrow to direct you between neighbouring gardens. You will know that you are on the right path as soon as you encounter the first kissing gate.
Continue down the valley and pass through a kissing gate and under a low bridge. After a short stretch through the woods the path will open up into rolling farmland with far reaching views. Don't deviate from this path, be sure to carry straight on as the path crosses the tarmac lane at Trenant. Climb over the stone stile and descend via the steps towards Tregaminion. Pass through the kissing gate and cross the wooden bridge towards the farmyard. Pass through the gate and enter the farmyard turn right to stay on the path.
The route will now take you past the B&B and the Chapel. At the t-junction turn right then return to the footpath in 120 metres on the left. Cross between fields and take the right fork at the wood. Descend the zigzag path through the woods to Polkerris beach.