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Our 10K Guided Nature & History Walks in Cornwall

RIVER FOWEY, POLKERRIS & GRIBBIN HEAD

Mid-South Cornwall Walk

Book your spot on this beautiful 11k guided nature and history walk from Fowey in the mid-south of Cornwall.  Featuring the River Fowey, Polkerris Harbour and Gribbin Head. Your passionate and qualified walking guide will take you on a walking adventure exploring the local area’s footpaths, history and nature.

Pack your swimming costumes for an optional dip en-route: sea conditions permitting.

  • Guided 11K circular route
  • Get moving outside
  • Meet like-minded people
  • Dedicated time outdoors in nature
  • Local stories & knowledge
  • Learn a new walking route
  • Any weather walking
TerrainWoodlands, country road, country paths, farmyard, coast path, coastal valleys, open fields, sandy coves.
Total Elevation418m (hard difficulty)
Distance~ 11 km
Gentle Pace Length~ 6 hours
Optional Sea Swim (depending on conditions)Polkerris, Polridmouth Cove, Coombe Haven, Readymoney Cove. 

Adventure between two Natural Maritime Havens.

The River Fowey and it’s estuary shelters many sailors and wildlife on its shores. Similarly the beautiful and expansive St Austell Bay houses soft golden sands and newly found meadows under the sea.

Explore Hidden Mossy Tracks & Shaded Valley Woodlands.

From the steep Polkerris Woods to the exposed Gribbin Head, this walk travels through a range of habitats and landscapes. Under old bridges, skirting rich green fields and through stunning coastal valleys. 

Discover Old Cornish Families, Famous Writers & Kings.

Packed with marvelous stories of battle, well read narratives of love and family tales of the past, this walk between Fowey, Polkerris and Gribbin Head has much to tell. There is an adventure and slice of history for everyone.

This guided nature and history walk in Fowey starts at Readymoney Car Park, Fowey, PL23 1JD

Walking Itinerary: What do you need?

For your own safety there are mandatory kit/items for each tour.  You will be refused to attend the experience if you are not prepared. You will also receive a recommended kit list. Please ask if you have any questions.

Mandatory Itinerary:

  • Supportive footwear suitable for walking – e.g. no flip flops, no stilettos, no crocs.
  • Minimum of 500ml of fluid per person (water preferably) to keep hydrated & protect against sunstroke/heatstroke.
  • A small snack for energy depletion emergencies – suited to your own dietary requirements.
  • Weather and climate appropriate protection/clothing §1according to forecast.
    • Sun Cream/UV protective Clothing
    • Waterproof Clothing
    • Thermal Clothing

Please ensure you are confident carrying the weight of your backpack/bag.

Recommended:

  • Supportive Day Backpack and/or Dry Bag.
  • Hats, long sleeves, long pants or sunscreen, should be considered for protection against heat, cold, sun or insect exposure.
  • Light Lunch or Snacks – i.e sandwiches, wraps, cereal bars
  • Hot or cold flask of drink
  • Camera for photos

Optional Recommended Swim/Dip Kit: walking and dipping is a skill!

  • Swimming Costume/Trunks.
  • Neoprene Clothing – Boots, gloves, hats, wetsuit (make sure you can carry).
  • Plastic bag/drybag (to isolate wetness).
  • Large compact microfiber towel – to dry and change under.
  • Small compact microfiber towel – to stand on whilst changing.
  • Hot drink to warm innards after dipping.

Cornish Explorer Booking Terms

All our guided walks are subject to the following terms of booking. You are encouraged to read Cornish Explorer LTD  full terms and conditions carefully and ask any questions before accepting and agreeing to the terms at checkout. 

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RISK
Cornish Explorer walking tours, experiences and organised walks carry potential risks that we cannot entirely eliminate.

Participants are responsible for their own actions and their involvement in the activity.

Cornish Explorer will manage risks during the tour which may result in circumstantial route changes or in severe weather, rescheduling the walk entirely.

RULES
Participants must comply with the rules of the guided walk set out in the document. We may terminate a Participant’s involvement in the activity (without refund) if they fail to comply.

HEALTH & FITNESS TO PARTICIPATE

  • You should be fit enough to complete the walk considering distance, elevation and terrain without causing yourself mental stress or physical injury.

We are not qualified to express an opinion that you are fit to safely participate. You must take sole responsibility for your own fitness capabilities and medical conditions (if any) and you must obtain professional or specialist advice from your doctor before participating. You must consider factors such as environmental changes and terrain underfoot in all seasons.

You are encouraged to read Cornish Explorer LTD full terms and conditions carefully. By purchasing tickets via this website you will be deemed to have accepted the full terms and conditions on behalf of all individuals included in the booking and consents to these Terms & Conditions by using www.cornishexplorer.co.uk. No alterations or variations to the Terms & Conditions will be accepted unless agreed in writing by Cornish Explorer LTD.

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As you are purchasing tickets for an event, we are not obliged to provide a refund in the event of cancellation on your part.

We will however refund any cancellation made 3 weeks before the time of the tour. This refund will be for the full price of the booking. We will not offer partial refunds.

It is not possible to make changes to existing bookings, unless Cornish Explorer receives notification 48 hours in advance, in writing, to kate@cornishexplorer.co.uk.

Otherwise, if you are unable to attend, we can transfer your tickets to a tour at a different time or date (subject to availability), or to another person, provided the transfer is for the equal number of attendees and confirmation in writing by Cornish Explorer LTD.