Day 8, Fowey Estuary Loop
We were settled into a cottage for the next few days, and happy to take a day off from driving. We chose to walk a loop around Fowey Estuary by foot and ferry.
We walked from our cottage down to the ferry crossing at Bodinnick.
After our brief ride across the river, we walked up hill onto the bluffs above the estuary. Most of our trail was part of the Hall Walk, a National Trust property with historical markers, beautiful wildflower displays, and great views of the landscape.
We were lucky to be here when many flowers were in bloom!
A side path led to monuments to historical figures.
The path then turned eastward along the bluffs above an inlet to the river called Pont Pill.
We crossed Pont Pill, and then headed toward Polruan to finish our walk.
At Polruan we took another ferry back across the River Fowey to Fowey harbor.
Walking Around Fowey
I then poked around the town and bought a Cornish pasty to supplement our dinner.
I came across these signs on a gate which led me to discover that Kenneth Grahame’s book, Wind in the Willows, was thought to be partly inspired by time he spent in Fowey.
Lots of interesting rooftops, doors, windows, walls:
Back in our cottage, we did laundry and prepared for going farther afield in Cornwall tomorrow.