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Circular Walk Lankelly - St Catherine's Point

A nice stroll taking in woods, fields and the cornish coast path. Only one really steep hill but lots of hidden beaches.
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 2.8 miles
Duration: Less than 1 hour
Family Friendly

Overview :  A great short walk that takes in lots of views and interesting features. Starting at the NT Car Park at Coombe Haven Farm you walk... more »

Tips:  Really can't get lost on this walk but it will probably take longer than you think as it's so tempting to stop and just look at the... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Start and end in the carpark

2. Covington Woods

There's a lot of military archaelogy in here, the closer you get to the sea the more things you will discover.

3. Bluebells

First bluebell of the season in Covington Woods, soon it will be all bluebells and wild garlic and will smell amazing.

Originally built by Henry VIII, over the centuries it has been updated to take heavier and heavier guns but it has never been pulled down and replaced. henry knew what he was doing.

5. The view from the castle.

You can see how well protected the mouth of the Fowey is from this position

6. Later gun placements

Nobody is getting into Fowey with about a by your leave!

7. Memorial

9. A simple posy of hedgerow flowers

10. Granite arched mausoleum commemorating the Rashleigh family

This stands on the site of a medieval chapel on St Catherine's Point

11. Looking back into the mouth of the Fowey

12. Polridmouth Beach

I found this picture from another day showing the beach at a very low tide.

13. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

For literature fans this the stomping ground of Daphne Du Maurier and this beach was the cove that Rebecca would sail from. The house on the beach is the boat house where she would have her affairs and up in the trees behind is Menabilly, inspiration for Manderley. Like Manderley, Menabilly is hidden from views in it's own woods and is strictly... More

14. Watch out for pheasants!

This hillside is littered with them, if you have dogs they'll have a field day but don't worry they're hard to catch.