Lantivet and Lansallos walk

Walking trail

A peaceful walk along the woodland and coast paths with stunning views and historic locations in South East Cornwall. The walk is moderate, and can be strenuous at places with some steep ascent and descent. It's a perfect trail for dog walking.

Lansallos cove on a winter's day


Map route for Frogmore and Lansallos walk


Lantivet Bay car park, grid ref: SX156517


From the car park take the Lantivet Bay footpath opposite the entrance. Continue downhill along the tunnel path which goes through a gate and out into a field towards the South West Coast Path.


Fork right to drop down to the coast path. (Alternatively take the small path to the left which follows the field hedge to bypass the steep ascent and descent taken by the coast path across this valley.) Joining the coast path from either route turn left to walk around above Palace Cove and Sandheap Point. Carry on along the coast path, descending the steps to the stream at West Coombe.

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Carry on over the footbridge at West Coombe and follow the coast path a short distance inland, leaving it a moment later to take the footpath on the left above Lansallos Cove. The path climbs gently through the fields and becomes a sunken lane leading to Lansallos Church. For a shorter walk, take the footpath over the footbridge on the left when the main path follows the stream around to the right, and follow it up through the valley to rejoin the longer route at 5.

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Emerging by the church on the longer route, walk past it to take the footpath over the stile by the gate, on the left, and follow it downhill, travelling straight ahead through three fields, to the stream at the bottom.

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Crossing the stream, continue ahead (or left, if you have joined from the shorter route before crossing the stream), climbing steeply uphill to a gate dropping gradually downhill again through the field to the road.

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Navigating the steps in the hedge with care, turn left on the road and walk to the junction to return to Lantivet Bay car park.

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Lantivet Bay car park, grid ref: SX156517

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Lantivet and Lansallos walk


Coast Path, rugged in places, with some steep ascent and descent, prolonged in places. Woodland paths may be muddy and slippery, and there are stiles and steps.

Lantivet and Lansallos walk

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Lantivet and Lansallos walk

How to get here

Lantivet Bay car park, near Polruan, Cornwall
By train

Looe railway station, 9 miles (15km)

By road

On A390 at East Taphouse take B3359 towards Looe and Polperro, turning right after Lanreath, towards Lansallos and Polruan, bearing right at Higher Polgassic and forking left on the single track road through Trevarder to Frogmore, turning right here to Lantivet Bay car park.

By foot

South West Coast Path from Polperro

By ferry

From Fowey to Bodinnick or Polruan

By bus

From Looe and Polperro 281. See the Traveline website.

Lantivet and Lansallos walk

Facilities and access

  • Toilets at Lantivet Bay car park (SX157516)
  • Dogs are welcome under close control as farm livestock may be present
  • Be aware of cliff edges and unstable cliffs - keep children supervised