Walking

Walking trail

Struddicks Circular Walk

Walking trail

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. The rocks, steps and stile along the coast path give the walk an adventurous flavour.

Looking over the gate and up the hill path with views over Looe Bay

Map

Map route for Struddicks Circular Walk

Start:

Seaton's Hessenford Road car park, grid ref: SX302545

1

Coming out of the car park on Hessenford Road in Seaton, turn left on the road and then turn right a moment later, up Looe Hill. There's no pavement, so be aware of traffic. Carry on up the hill, past the small turning on the left in the trees and then another on the right, to where the South West Coast Path leaves the road, up some steps on the left.

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2

Turn left onto the Coast Path and walk down the edge of the woodland to go onto the path leading seawards around the side of the hill. It runs through a stretch of open and rather scrubby land, over steps and stiles and a boardwalk and through a gate rising steadily beyond.

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3

At this point it continues up the hill through several small meadows coming out onto a narrow lane at the top.

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4

It turns right down the lane for a short distance before turning left at the top of Looe Hill. Continue straight ahead along this road past Penhale Farm and Struddicks Cottage and on to the sharp left hand bend beyond.

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5

Turn right onto the public bridleway which makes its way along Keveral Lane, passing through the buildings at Keveral and slowly descending around the back of the hill before turning into woodland and dropping into Seaton. Turn left at the T-junction at Keveral Gardens to return to Hessenford Road and the car park.

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End:

Seaton's Hessenford Road car park, grid ref: SX302545

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Struddicks Circular Walk

Terrain

Quiet country roads, a green lane and the South West Coast Path, which is narrow and stony in places, with some steep ascent and descent - including steps and stiles.

Struddicks Circular Walk

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Struddicks Circular Walk

How to get here

Address
Seaton's Hessenford Road car park, near Looe, South East Cornwall
By train

Travel to Looe railway station.

By road

On A390 at East Taphouse take B3359 towards Looe and Polperro, crossing Looe Bridge, after the station turning right to St Martin and right again, signed to Millendreath.

By foot

Walk along the South West Coast Path.

By bus

Take the Western Greyhound 581. See Traveline for more information.

Struddicks Circular Walk

Facilities and access

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