Out and About

Walks
around Par

Short
walks from Cornubia

Beach and pond (30-40 mins) – turn right
out of front gate and, at the junction, cross the road and follow the path
signposted ‘beach’. Cross the road to enter the campsite and either turn left
to go past the tennis courts and bowling green to walk around the pond or
straight ahead to reach the beach.  You
will see ducks, coot, moorhens, reed warblers and swans on the pond –look out
for the mallard/muscovy cross ducks and the herons on the central island. On
the beach you may see herring and black-headed gulls and oystercatchers. Look
out for cormorants and shags further out which used to command a bounty per
head from  Mevagissey fish merchants as
they eat their own weight in fish per day.

St Andrews Road duckpond and wildlife
reserve
(30
mins) – go left and cross the road at the junction. Keep straight on past Par
Track and therailway station.  There is
an entrance just over the bridge on the left. 
There is again plenty of birdlife around the pond (the swans can often
be seen flying from one pond to another with the unique sound of their
wings).  A good spot to sit and
contemplate.

Further afield

Polkerris (1-2 hrs)continue walking from the end of the beach up over the cliffs
(access from the car park up some steps) to Polkerris (30 mins). There is a
good pub (Rashleigh) for a drink or a meal. Return the way you came or up over
the hill and turn left at the top to come back down into Par (40 mins). Or you
can walk right around the cliffs to Fowey (4-5 hrs) and catch the bus back from
the Safe Harbour pub.

Charlestown (1-2hrs) –turn left and
walk right down Par Green, under the bridge and turn left at the end of the
road.  Follow the road around to the
China Clay port and look for the path just before the bridge.  This will bring you to the cliff path to
Carlyon Bay across the golf course.  Pass
the Carlyon Bay Hotel along the cliff path which leads to Charlestown.  There are beautiful, much-filmed old ships in
the dock and a heritage centre as well as a good pub (Rashleigh) for
lunch.  The harbour was used in films
such as The Eagle Has Landed, A Respectable Trade and The Three Musketeers.

Charlestown


Heligan Gardens

Mevagissey_Ferries


Fowey

Looe


Lanhydrock House

Jamaica Inn, Bodmin Moor


Truro Cathedral


Poldark Mine