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South West Coast Path Looe, Talland & Polperro Walk

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Walk Details
Treat this walk as a treasure hunt and try and solve the following: identify the holy legend linked to the area; find the sixth century monastery; and turn detective to name the 18th century eccentric and 19th century engineer associated with it.

And all the above in just 5.7 miles.

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For good measure, there are rockpools on the beaches along the way with the remnants of shipwrecks linked to tales of smugglers, once prevalent in these parts. Well it wouldn’t be Cornwall without smugglers, would it?

This is a lovely walk any time. But in the autumn, it is particularly good for spotting migrant birds. Check out the hedges for finches and warblers, while offshore you will see terns and skuas and – if you are lucky – even the Sooty.

This walk ends with a stroll through the picturesque village of Polperro to Crumplehorn where – very conveniently – you can catch a bus back to Looe.

Carpark: National Trust Car Park, SW Coast Path, Lanteglos, Fowey PL23 1NP

trainNearest Train (or tube) Station(s):
Looe, Plymouth

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Read the Countryside Code before venturing out
Make sure to take a map and compass, and know how to use them before going into our National Parks #BeAdventureSmart

Tips for New Walkers: click here to download (PDF).

Remember to prepare properly before heading out on any type of walk or outdoor activity. Tell people where you are going and what time you are expected back. As Wainwright says "There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing".