Gribbin Head

This nice and easy walk mainly using the South West Coast path and the Saints way explores Gribbin Head including his daymark, Polridmouth Cove and Carlyon Bay.

Technical sheet
No. 3859505
A Fowey walk posted on 18/08/20 by charentimoy. Update : 09/12/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h50[?]
Distance Distance : 5.06mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 574ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 581ft
Highest point Highest point : 262ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 20ft
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Fowey
Starting point Starting point : N 50.330019° / W 4.657266°
Download : -
The daymark Carlyon Bay from Gribbin Head Polridmouth Cove and Polruan far away Gribbin Head from the path

Description

Park your car at National Trust car park close to Coombe Farm.

(D/A) Take the path at the end of the car park along fields. Continue down this path catching sight of Polridmouth Cove below and Gribbin lookout far away. Past the gate, walk next to the beach and leave the path which goes right to Barton car park.

(1) At the next gate, leave the South West coast path which goes straight to the lookout but turn left to the alternative path following the orange arrow along the coast. The view over Polridmouth Cove and Polruan beside the mouth of the River Fowey is stunning.

(2) You finally reach Gribbin daymark built in 1832. Gribbin Head has been an important lookout for centuries (Iron age, world war..). Continue following the wonderful South West coast path overlooking Carlyon Bay past a gate.

(3) Go ahead for 3 miles, you go down a few steps and join a rocky path leading to a fork. Bear right ignoring yellow arrow, go straight onto the path next to the open field which leads the road. Bear right for 100 meters, then turn left heading to Tregaminion farm. Follow the yellow arrow "Fowey 2 1/2m", then left "The Saints Way" across the farm (From now you follow "The Saints Way" a long time).

(4) Take a footbridge, climb stairs until you reach a track and a driveway close to houses. Cross over both of them heading to a grove past a stile. Go down (be careful, pretty wet and slippery path), pass under the bridge and through a kissing gate before you reach the road past houses.

(5) Turn right following "The Saints Way", go straight at crossroads towards Coombe Farm and again straight ahead leaving "The Saints Way" at next crossroads past Lankelly Fowey RFC. This road leads to the car park.
(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 243ft - National Trust car park close to Coombe Farm
1 : mi 1 - alt. 36ft - Alternative path
2 : mi 1.51 - alt. 230ft - Gribbin Daymark
3 : mi 3.33 - alt. 171ft - Fork
4 : mi 4.36 - alt. 207ft - Glove and pass under the bride
5 : mi 4.62 - alt. 217ft - The Saints Way
D/A : mi 5.06 - alt. 246ft - National Trust car park close to Coombe Farm

Useful Information

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Opinions and comments

Average

Global average : 5/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 5/5
Routemap quality : 5/5
Walk interest : 5/5


Walker
on Mon 14 Jun 2021 11:36:43 CEST

Global average : 5 / 5

Date of walk : 14/06/21
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Very good

Superb clear instructions and map, excellent walk

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