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A stretch of coast between Looe and Polperro, showing Looe Island in the distance
Discover miles of coast path between Looe and Polperro | © National Trust

Hendersick and Talland Bay Loop

This circular coastal walk comes with fine views of Looe Island and the South East Cornwall coast. The trail includes some detours to the beaches along the way, as well as a visit to Talland church.

Total steps: 7

Total steps: 7

Start point

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

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 3

You can stop here to explore the beach.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 6

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

Step 7

Continue up the lane to reach the car park.

End point

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

Trail map

Map showing route and steps of the Hendersick and Talland Bay Loop
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