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Lansallos Cove on a winter's day
Lansallos Cove on a winter's day | © National Trust Images / Paul Watts

Lantivet and Lansallos walk

A peaceful walk along woodland and coastal paths with stunning views and historic locations in South East Cornwall. It's a perfect trail for dog walking.

Total steps: 6

Total steps: 6

Start point

Lantivet Bay car park, grid ref: SX156517

Step 1

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.

Step 2

Fork right to drop down to the coast path. (Alternatively take the small path to the left that follows the field hedge, marked on the map with the dashed red line – this bypasses 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.

Step 3

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 route at Step 5.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

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.

Step 6

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.

End point

Lantivet Bay car park, grid ref: SX156517

Trail map

Map route for the Lantivet and Lansallos walk
Map route for the Lantivet and Lansallos walk | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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