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Ian McCarthy
Images From The Wild Gallery is situated in the beautiful seaside town of Fowey on the south coast of Cornwall, midway between Looe and Mevagissey. The town stretches for about a mile along the west bank of the River Fowey to the mouth of the river. Rising on Bodmin Moor the river flows south, dropping off the moor over the spectacular Golitha Falls and then tumbling towards the sea through native forest full of wildlife. Just before the River Fowey enters the sea she flows right past the front door of our gallery. We are right next to the Lifeboat station towards the northern side of the town.
Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Fowey has something for everyone. A natural harbour, it is a haven for yachtsmen and we have had as many as 7,000 visiting yachts in a season. Over the last few years Fowey has been a popular destination for several cruise liners, whose passengers are able to enjoy the delights of the town. What a sight to see these enormous ships come through the narrow harbour entrance, then turned by the harbour tugs in the middle of the river and pulled upstream to their mooring. Just as dramatic are the tankers that come to Fowey from all over the world to load up with Cornwall’s main export, china clay. Fowey is still a working port.
If you enjoy walking, either a gentle stroll along the Esplanade on a warm summer's evening or a wilder hike on the seacliffs where you may well see Peregrine Falcons, Ravens, Grey seals or if you are lucky Dolphins, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Fowey boasts an excellent selection of quality shops and galleries, many exhibiting local works. If you are looking for refreshment be it a pint, a cream tea, fish and chips, a family meal or a gourmet dinner for a special occasion, then there is something to suit all tastes.

HOW TO GET HERE

For Fowey
•From the A30 leave at the Bodmin exit following signs for Lostwithiel, B3268 / B3269.
•Take the B3269 towards Lostwithiel until reaching the T-junction with the A390.
•Here turn right onto the A390 and follow signs for Fowey.
•After about ½ mile take the first left, back onto the B3269, continue for about six miles.
•At the mini roundabout go straight across, this leads into Fowey via Polvillion Road.
•From the A38 at the roundabout after Dobwalls take the exit onto the A390, St Austell.
•Once you have passed through Lostwithiel, turn left onto the B3269 to Fowey. After about six miles you will reach Fowey.
•At the mini roundabout go straight across, this leads into Fowey via Polvillion Road.
•From West Cornwall from the west follow signs for St Austell and the A390.
•Leave the A390 at the roundabout junction with the A3082. Continue on the A3082 through Par following signs for Fowey.
•At the mini roundabout take the last exit, this leads into Fowey via Polvillion Road.

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All images and words throughout this site © Ian McCarthy 2013