Walking

Walking trail

Hendersick and Talland Bay Loop

Walking trail

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.

Looking from Hore Point to Looe Island

Map

Map route for Hendersick and Talland Bay Loop

Start:

National Trust car park at Hendersick, grid ref. SX236 520

1

Leave your car in the National Trust car park and picnic site at Hendersick on the West Looe to Talland Road. Take the path in the corner of the car park, go through the gate and follow the wooded path which runs alongside the farm track.

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2

After the second gate, turn right, pass the farm buildings to your right, follow the path down the valley to reach the coast path above Portnadler Bay.

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3

You can stop here to explore the beach.

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4

If you don't take the diversion to explore the beach, turn right (west) and continue south along the coast path. If you have enjoyed the beach, retrace your steps back to where you joined the coast path and then continue as above.

5

Continue along the coast path to the west to Talland Bay or for a much shorter loop take the inland path at Hore Point which will take you across a couple of fields back to the car park.

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6

After visiting the coves, turn east and walk up the steep lane through Talland village.

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7

Continue up the lane to reach the car park.

End:

National Trust car park at Hendersick, grid ref. SX236 520

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Hendersick and Talland Bay Loop

Terrain

Some steep slopes and steps on the coast path, plus a section walking along a busy, narrow lane. Prepare for mud after wet weather. Dogs must be kept under close control, livestock may be present.

Hendersick and Talland Bay Loop

Contact us

Hendersick and Talland Bay Loop

How to get here

Address
Hendersick, near Looe, South East Cornwall, PL13 2HZ
By train

Looe branch line (very scenic) from Liskeard, then follow the 'By foot' instructions.

By road

From the A387 between Polperro and Looe follow signs to Talland Bay. The small car park at Hendersick is located on the lane that runs from Talland to Portlooe.

By foot
From Polperro, head east along the south west coast path to Talland to join this walk 1.4 miles (2.2km). From Looe, head west from Hannafore along the south west coast path to Portnadler Bay to join this walk 1 mile (1.5km).
By bus

Travel Cornwall 481, Polruan to Downderry via Polperro and Looe, Monday to Friday, except public holidays then follow the 'By foot' instructions.

Hendersick and Talland Bay Loop

Facilities and access

  • Well maintained, but naturally uneven paths, with some steep steps
  • Be aware of cliff edges and unstable cliffs - keep children supervised