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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.

Plan your trip

We've got lots on offer here at Penrose from walking and bird watching to cycling and events for all the family. Find out how you can make the most of Penrose below.

The Stables café

Enjoying a stop at the Stables Cafe, Penrose

The café is now open at weekends only through the winter months. Why not pop in to warm yourself up with a cup of tea and a slice of tasty cake?

This winter

Don't miss one of nature's spectacles as the Starlings flock over Loe Pool. Click on the link to watch our video of a recent mumuration and to find out more.

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