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Wooded country around Cornwall's largest natural lake
Loe Pool, the largest natural freshwater lake in Cornwall, is cut off from the sea by a broad shingle bar heaped up by heavy Atlantic seas.
The surrounding Penrose Estate is a mixture of rich farmland and woodland around Loe Pool, through which there are many paths to explore.
Take some time to visit the church of St Winwalloe, which huddles low against the wind in the lee of a rocky headland at Church Cove.
Either side of this headland are two sandy coves and the Gunwalloe valley reedbed provides a haven for a wide variety of birdlife.