Pencarrow Head short walk

Walking trail

Get blown away by the views on this short walk that takes you round the rocky outcrop of Pencarrow Head, overlooking Lantic Bay.

A dog on Pencarrow headland, Cornwall


Map route for Pencarrow Head short walk


Pencarrow car park, grid ref: SX149513


Head south out of the car park, up the lane and cross over the road and onto the footpath. Bear right along the path, through the gate at the end and turn left onto the footpath through the field, bearing left.

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Carry on the footpath until you come to a gate. You can detour down to Lantic Bay here, or carry on down towards the headland.

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Go through the gate and follow the footpath out to the headland where you can stop and take in the magnificent views.

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You can return either way; east along the path towards Lantivet Bay before turning left, or west looking out over Lantic Bay. Both paths join back onto the footpath you came down on. Then retrace your steps up the field, back along the footpath next to the road and down the lane into Pencarrow car park.

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Pencarrow car park, grid ref: SX149513

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Pencarrow Head short walk


Some steep climbs, rocky outcrops and step-stiles. Section walking along narrow road; can be muddy after wet weather. Cliffs are dangerous (children should be supervised).

Dogs are welcome all year round, but please keep under control due to livestock, and clean up after them.

Pencarrow Head short walk

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Pencarrow Head short walk

How to get here

Near Polruan, Cornwall
By train

Looe railway station, 6.5 miles (10km).

By road

From A390, Dobwalls to Lostwithiel, take B3359 at East Taphouse towards Pelynt. Follow signs to Polruan. Pencarrow car park is located off the coast road 1 mile (1.6km) from Polruan.

By bus

Looe to Polruan 281, alight at Frogmore Farm; see Traveline

Pencarrow Head short walk

Facilities and access

  • The nearest toilets are at Frogmore car park, grid ref: SX156518
  • The nearest cafés are in Polruan (not National Trust)
  • Stay in our holiday cottages at Triggabrowne, Pont or Lansallos or try Highertown Farm campsite, also in Lansallos
  • Dogs are welcome all year round, but please keep under control due to livestock