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Golitha Falls National Nature Reserve, Cornwall


A stunning walk along the banks of the river Fowey as well as in woodland. Good for walking dogs and children, although not suitable for a pram. There are many places for paddling and a number of places suitable for a woodland picnic, as well as dedicated picnic places. Some old structures are still standing and it is fun to explore. We loved it so much here that we did both walks plus went off-path exploring.


Free car park at Inkie's Smokehouse Kitchen. All you are asked in return is to buy any refreshments from them, and not to hog the parking spaces for too long.SX225687


Two way-marked trails;
1.    A 1km (40 minute) woodland walk.  This route is challenging as the ground is uneven.  It can be slippery during periods of bad weather too.  However, it is exciting with its naturally eroded tree root steps and rock slopes.  Views into the gorge and from the Water Pit are wonderful.  Adults, dogs, and older primary school children will all be envigored by this walk.

2.    A 500m (20 minute) river loop walk (River Fowey).  This is easier but just as exciting. The path follows the rocky riverside before rounding back via the woods.  Human bridges, tree trunk dog bridges and stepping stones add to the experience.  Sandy shallow and the falls themselves (more rapids than water falls) will entertain water loving dogs as well as children.

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Edited: 20th January 2024. The details of this listing may have changed, and though the Driving with Dogs team do our best to confirm the accuracy of every listing, we cannot guarantee that the details are fully up to date and accurate. If you know that any aspect of this listing is incorrect, please suggest an edit to let us know.