Walks around Polperro, Looe, and Whitsand Bay

The South West Coast Path, Britain's longest National Trail, runs through Polperro, Looe and Whitsand Bay. Explore the old fishermen's allotments in the warren of interconnecting paths around Polperro, take on our rollercoaster walk from Polruan or stroll along the expansive Whitsand Bay cliffs.

    Polperro to Looe Coast walk

    5.5 miles

    This part of Cornwall had lively trading links with the Mediterranean even in prehistoric times, and it is said that Jesus visited Looe, accompanying his uncle, Phoenician tin trader Joseph of Arimathea.

    Chapel Cliff walk

    1 mile

    Take a scenic walk on the edge of the bustling, ancient fishing village of Polperro. There are lots of places to sit and admire the stunning views along the coast to Devon and down into Cornwall. Look out for caves and the old net loft.

    Hendersick and Talland Bay loop

    2.5 miles

    A coastal walk with fine views of Looe Island and the South East Cornwall coast. Include some detours to the beaches along the way and visit Talland church too.

    Struddicks circular walk

    2.75 miles

    A short but fairly demanding route through an unkempt wilderness alight with vivid flowers and butterflies in the summer months. This walk climbs high above the cliffs to give spectacular views. Thanks to the landowners' conservation strategies, the area is brimming with wildlife.

    Whitsand Bay circular walk

    6.5 miles

    A long loop with an optional shortcut (when the MoD practice range is not in use), this walk takes in the best of Cornwall's 'forgotten corner'. Coming inland from the South West Coast Path the footpath travels high above Whitsand Bay and along ancient routes and medieval green lanes through woodland and heathland, past wetlands and a natural reservoir full of wildlife.

    Polruan to Polperro Rollercoaster walk

    6.75 miles

    A strenuous rollercoaster walk high above turquoise seas and white sandy beaches, through prime fishing and smuggling territory with a fine heritage of tales and legends.