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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

Tea at the Stables cafe

Enjoy a cup of tea and slice of cake at the Stables café. The café is now open every day until the end of the summer holidays. It is run by our friends at Nauti but ice.

This spring

It's spring, the birds are singing and the flowers are out. Don't miss the bluebells in May, the new footpaths and of course the café that will be open every day from Easter.

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