Devoran Circular Walk
Devoran Circular Walk
Begin in Devoran and enjoy a series of short walks around the village followed by a stop at the brilliant Old Quay Inn.
Park at the public car park in Devoran and take the time to explore the walk along the old quay at the historic village.
For the more adventurous there are a series of longer walks out and around Devoran, all marked on the Fal River Cornwall Area Map, including following the cycle track towards Point.
Before you leave make sure you stop by the Old Quay Inn for a bite to eat and a swift pint. They serve fantastic food made with fresh local ingredients and have a top selection of Cornish ales.
We’d recommend this walk when the tide is high to fully enjoy the views on offer.
Starting Point: Devoran
Distance: 2 miles
Duration: 1 hour plus time for lunch
End Point: Circular walk
On the way: Do the walk at high tide for the best views across the creek. If you're feeling adventurous you can take the old tram way down to Point and Penpol for more stunning views.
Detailed walk information
The beauty of this walk includes the fact that it starts off quite noisy as the bus stop is close to the main A39. This will recede rapidly to complete quiet as you walk along the estuary through Devoran and towards Point.
From the car park or bus stops walk up the road away from the car showroom and turn first right after the bridge. To the left and over the A39 is the Devoran to Portreath cycleway. By turning right you are now walking parallel to the river with houses on your left into Devoran. This is leading away from the busy A39 that you can hear behind you. You are heading for peace and quiet. The cycling path follows the track of the old Redruth & Chacewater Railway that linked the copper and tin mines in the centre and north of Cornwall to Devoran and Point quay.
Ignore the main road going uphill to the left and continue along the minor road where the community hall and doctors surgery are. There are interpretation boards at the entrance with information and photos of the importance of Devoran as a port in centuries past. Further on you will get to the entrance of the quay (right) and the footpath takes one out to enjoy the views of Restronguet Creek which itself leads out to the Fal River. If you walk out to the end of the quay to the left is Tallacks Creek and if the tides are low you can walk back by stepping down to water level and head to the left around the creek through scrub and wood back to the entrance of the quay. Follow a path past old dilapidated buildings, which are the remains of the tin streaming activities and shafts that went under the actual river.
Back at the entrance to the quay, follow the road to the right visiting the Old Quay Inn and you come to a curve in the road where the full beauty of Tallacks Creek can be enjoyed. Take the left hand footpath (signed) at the curve in the road or one can continue along the road to Point if you wish. There are two signed paths that take you up the valley. Take the left hand signposted path. This takes you uphill to the left of the small valley that feeds Tallacks Creek.
Take the first path on your left that you reach in a couple of minutes, which will take you back to the road and Devoran. The path straight ahead goes on to Higher Devoran farm and the main A39. There are a number of footpaths up there in the valley exploring woodlands and farms so if you want to explore make sure you take a map. Taking that first path left back past Narabo Farm will return you to the Devoran road again.
Take your time to walk around Devoran on the way back to the bus stop and car park.
Public transport information
Buses- 2A From Truro to Helston and Penzance
88 Truro to Falmouth
88A Newquay to Truro and Falmouth
88B Truro to Falmouth
Nearest Toilets and Nearest Disabled Toilets
No public toilets so ask at the Old Quay Inn Devoran.
Nearest Car parks and Nearest Car Parks with disabled provision
Car park just off the A39 at the Devoran roundabout.
Old Quay Inn Devoran.
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