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Stuning free to visit waterfalls on Bodmin Moor

Staying only 5 minutes down the road, we took the kids to visit the stunning free to visit (though... read more

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Beautiful walk

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Reviewed February 6, 2019

great place to walk the dog along the river , took lots of photographs and the car park has plenty of room

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank travellingrobin42
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Reviewed January 29, 2019 via mobile

Pros
Good car park entrance to the falls is across the road
A toilet in the car park..Cornwall Council have closed public toilets all over the place.try finding one in St Ives
This is only open thanks to the tea and coffee concession which is in the car park part of the concession to trade was to keep the loos open and under their management
The car park is free..for the moment.
The falls can be dramatic after heavy rain...dont expect huge drops these falls a caused by the gradual descent of the river over massive boulders.
The actual falls start towards the three quarter mark of the walk along the River.
Spring with masses of bluebells is magic but you will have to go of the main route to the top of the hill for the best .
In the Spring and Summer its possible to hear woodpeckers drilling into the trees and spot wagtails dipping into the shallows.
Either before or after your walk you can get a drink and a snack type meal and there is a small seating area.

Cons
Food concession does not do gluten free and is heavy on the burger bun type meal which is ok if thats what you want
Mud .mud and more mud.Except in dryest months most walks have some parts which are muddy ,some more so than others and after heavy rain some are impassable
Unless you keep to the shortish bottom path there is a certain amount of uphill walking, some quite strenuous.
And the bottom path does have a fair few exposed tree roots so care is needed.
You really do need wellies or stout walking boots.
Dogs can be off the lead but be warned they will come back wet.muddy and possibly stinking depending on which bog they decide to go in

Conclusion

Worth a visit in the right weather and or the right gear
In full flood the sound of the falls can be heard all over the lower part of the woods and you can feel the force of the water.
Venture up and you will be in an area few people bother to go
There are a number of caged mine drops of interest.
Once you could go in the cages and look into the drops through secondary cages but these are now all padlocked
But you can still get the sense of the activity that was going on underground.
On a final note its a popular place by the flatest rock of the falls for people to scatter loved ones, human or otherwise ashes.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank cornishbey
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Reviewed January 28, 2019

Nice enough, small and easy walk, I am local to the area so do not really walk here much due to the large volumes of people. The rocks can be very slippery so watch your step.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Katy B
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Reviewed January 20, 2019

Golitha Falls is a lovely unspoilt walk by the side of the River Fowey. An ideal place for a short walk at any time of year and can recommend Inkie's in the carpark for a bite to eat too!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Melanie M
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Reviewed January 17, 2019

Golitha Fall is an exceptionally nice place to visit if you are in the area.
There is ample car parking adjacent to the walk. Also, the path has been made up to accommodate wheelchair and people that are unsteady on their feet.
The walk is along the river and continues on to the waterfalls.
Very scenic and very therapeutic, listening to the sound of rushing water. If you are lucky you might see some trout and a variety of woodland birds.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank kLobby21
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