Mylor Bridge is perched on the creekside of the Restronguet Passage and Mylor Creek, a stunningly beautiful and peaceful part of the Fal River estuary. From the village we took a walk along the creek to the famous Pandora Inn for lunch, here’s where we went…
Distance – 4.5 miles
Time – 2 hours, but allow for a lunch or afternoon tea break
Difficulty – easy
Facilities – Mylor Bridge and at The Pandora Inn
Parking – free car park at the start alongside the Lemon Arms
Where to go
From the car park turn left and head up the main street passing the Lemon Arms, then when you reach the newsagents turn left. Opposite the small school turn right on to Bells Hill. Follow this road to the top of the hill slightly bearing left, once you pass Tregunwith Farm then you will take the next right down a farm lane.
Follow the main path down the side of the creek, where you will come across wonderful views, then continue to descend down to the creekside. You will pass over several cattle grids and past a large white house before entering onto a path through the trees on the waters edge.
You will then come across The Pandora Inn, a famous 13th century thatched Inn with its own pontoon for al fresco dining and private mooring.
We arrived at midday during the May half term so even though the weather was not perfectly blue skies, there were still many people at The Pandora Inn.
We chose a table on the riverside and soaked in the atmosphere whilst waiting for our very generous doorstop sandwiches to give us that extra fuel needed for the rest of the walk. It’s safe to say after a scrumptious bacon, brie and cranberry bloomer and a wonderful hot chocolate, I was struggling to find the energy to walk, I would’ve much rathered an afternoon nap! (view their full menu here.)
After several hours of relaxing at this beautiful stop, watching children having crab races on the beach, and youngsters SUPing and canoeing up the river we headed out towards Weir Point.
Follow the path along the creek away from the Pandora Inn weaving through a few houses, take the track marked between ‘Littlewood and ‘Dolphin Cottage’ and follow this path all the way until it descends on to a small riverside beach.
At high tide you can use the private pathway located at the top of the beach, otherwise make you way across the beach to the path on the other side. Be wary of locals using the beach as a road, as we were met by the local postman on his rounds driving along the small cove.
Bear left at Restronguet Weir following the footpath sign to Greatwood, keep to the path just above the creek before you reach a clearing by some houses. Bear right up the hill following the signs for Mylor Bridge, passing a castle-like house and following up the hill for 100 yards.
Turn left down the public footpath as it takes you around the edge of the peninsula through kissing gates and farmers fields.
You will then eventually find yourself back in Mylor Bridge where you bear left following a public footpath sign along the riverside. Then continue along past the old post office and make your way back up the hill on the right to your car.
This is the small car park you will need to find as you come into Mylor Bridge to begin your walk.
The walk was thoroughly enjoyable, especially as there was a mid-walk stop incorporated at the wonderful Pandora Inn. The sheltered pathways and creekside location make for a great walk, especially in late Spring when all the beautiful Cornish flowers are in the hedgerows.
Here’s a map to find your way around…