Blackbottle picnic walk

Walking trail

Take in stunning views of Gribbin Head and, on a clear day, the coast all the way down to the Lizard. The walk’s halfway point is a perfect place to sit and watch the boats come in and out of Fowey.

Looking over to Blackbottle near Lansallos


Map route for Lantic Bay Blackbottle picnic walk


Polruan public car park, grid ref: SX132507


Exit the car park via the left-hand gate and walk diagonally across the field until you meet the South West Coast Path. Turn left and follow the path through the small pedestrian gate.

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Continue straight, through a gate. Then, where the path forks at the bench and money box, take the left-hand path.

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Continue through another gate onto the plateau, a perfect spot for a picnic.

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To continue your walk, you can either retrace your steps back along the coast or walk the circular route and follow the path inland, along the field margin, for views towards Caradon Hill.


At the gate, turn left to follow the road back to Polruan. Please be careful as this is a public road.


Finally, turn left into the car park.


Polruan public car park, grid ref: SX132507

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Blackbottle picnic walk


This walk takes you across some uneven ground and gentle inclines. There are also a few steps.
Blackbottle picnic walk

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Blackbottle picnic walk

How to get here

Polruan, South East Cornwall PL23 1QL
By train

Looe, 9 miles (14.4km) away

By road

A38 from Plymouth, bypass Liskeard and after 2 miles (3.2km) turn left at roundabout onto A390, go through village of East Taphouse and turn left onto B3359. Travel for approximately 4 miles (6.4km) and turn right signposted Lansallos. Follow signs to Lansallos, 6 miles (9.6km), then signs to Polruan. Start point is from the first car park as you enter Polruan.

By bus

Start point is less than 10 minutes walk from either of the two bus stops in Polruan.

Blackbottle picnic walk

Facilities and access

  • Toilets at Frogmore 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