WALKS

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LANHYDROCK VALLEY WALK

Distance:
Lostwithiel to Lanhydrock: 2.7 miles (4.3km)
Lanhydrock to Bodmin Parkway station: 1 mile (1.6km)
The walk from Lostwithiel upstream along the Fowey river valley is level, mostly paved and traffic free. Follow Restormel Road past the turning to Restormel Castle and through Restormel Manor farm. The access-only paved road passes through wooded areas and fields.
The road ends at the waterworks, go through double farm gates and across a field, then down a track across another field. A heavy gate marks the entrance to the Lanhydrock estate. A path through the woods will take you past farm buildings to the gatehouse at the end of the Lanhydrock House drive.
Visit Lanhydrock House and the National Trust cafe for refreshment before continuing through the beautiful grounds of Respryn to Bodmin Parkway Station. Cafe and toilets at the station.

LERRYN RIVERSIDE WOODLAND WALK

Distance:

Lostwithiel to St Winnow: 2 miles (3.2km)
St Winnow to Lerryn: 2.5 mile (4km)
This is a great varied walk for the whole family. The first section is largely traffic free over hills, while the second section is entirely traffic free through flat woodland along the river.
From the medieval bridge in Lostwithiel cross the railway and continue up the hill past the Earl of Chatham pub. At the crossroads turn right to Lerryn.
From the hill out of Lostwithiel, take the right turn signed to Polmena. The road turns into a wooded track and joins the road into St Winnow at the top of a hill. Walk down into St Winnow and stop for refreshment at the farm, which sells home-made burgers and cream teas. There is a Farm Museum and the beautiful 12th century church has fine carvings dating from the 15th century.
From the slipway into the river, walk along the water's edge then climb the stile into a field. Follow the path along the bottom of the field and into the woods. A well-defined track follows the edge of the Fowey river. There are spectacular views downstream to Golant where the Lerryn river meets the Fowey. Continue along the edge of the river until you reach Lerryn. If the tide is low enough you can cross the stepping stones.

RESTORMEL CASTLE WALK

Distance: 2.75 miles (4.4km)

This is walk along very quiet country roads, past Restormel Castle and through  fields and woods. It's an excellent walk for winter months when trees  are bare, giving much clearer views of the castle and down the Fowey  river valley. The route crosses some farmland so make sure dogs are on a  lead.
Free parking is available in car park next to Lostwithiel Community Centre. From the entrance of the car park, cross the A390 onto Restormel Road and follow this as far as Restormel Farm. To the right of the farm are Restormel Manor and holiday cottages owned by Duchy of Cornwall. Turn left up the hill to castle.
Restormel Castle is a 13th century circular shell-keep above the Fowey river valley, which is managed by English Heritage and open April to October
At Restormel Castle car park, go through the gate and head south-east up the field. Climb the stile and go through the kissing gate. Turn round for an aerial view (clearest in winter) of Restormel Castle and the Fowey river valley. Climb the stile and cross the top of the next field, then cross another stile to follow the footpath south along a ridge.
At the road, cross to the narrow track that runs along  side the house. At the junction with Tanhouse Road, turn south into town. At the woods cross the small wooden bridge across the stream,  and follow the footpath parallel to the road. The footpath rejoins Tanhouse Road on the outskirts of the town.
At the end of Tanhouse Road, cross the A390 onto South Street. The Cober river runs under South Street, covered with large granite slabs. At the junction with Church Lane, turn towards the Church and cross Fore Street to reach North Street. At North Street, turn towards the Fowey River, then into the Community Centre car park.