Cornwall                                                                                                                      Photos by Hetty

12th May 2022

We walked 5.8 miles around Fowey – an ancient seaport with narrow streets – using a walking guide from the 1980s!                                Map of walk

We parked at Combe Farm and walked down to the coast

St Catherine’s Castle faces Polruan

St Catherine’s Castle is one of Henry VIII’s forts, with another on the opposite side of the estuary

Fowey on the left of the River Fowey and Polruan on the right

Across Readymoney Cove is a large house called Point Neptune, later we walked past the gates

Readymoney Cove in the morning and late afternoon

Polruan and its boatyard are across the water

Grand houses along the esplanade


Large as well as small boats

The Ship Inn is Fowey’s oldest pub, built  in 1570

The King of Prussia was built in the 17th century, once had the butter-market underneath and has these old windows at the side

Fowey aquarium is in an 18th century building  – Fowey Museum in a 15th century building

Old buildings by the church – The Luggar Inn dates from 1633

Noah’s Ark was built before the fire of 1457 and the house next door was built in 1430

Across the river is Boddinick and Daphne Du Maurier’s house by the water


This was once the station master’s house

The tower of Place House [left] and the church


They were filming here

Not many houses at Polkerris. I wonder where Hetty’s grandfather Archie was born?

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