Be aware of cliff edges and unstable cliffs – keep children supervised
Total steps: 9
Total steps: 9
Polruan Quay, Fowey, PL23 1PA. Grid ref: SX125510
From Polruan Quay walk up the slope to turn right onto West Street and then left onto Battery Lane, passing the coastguard hut and then the lookout station to come out on the open ground at St Saviour's Point (also known as The Peak).
Having picked up the South West Coast Path, follow it as it forks left and walk east through the car park, bearing right down a signposted lane to the fields above the coast. From here, the coast path climbs above Blackbottle Rock, giving tremendous views over Great and Little Lantic Beaches to Pencarrow Head, and then descends to sweep around above Lantic Bay and rise once more to Pencarrow.
Staying with the coast path behind the 19th-century Watch House, carry on past the path to the Lantivet Bay car park.
From the bottom of the path to Frogmore Farm and Lantivet Bay car park, the coast path passes through Sandingway and continues above Palace Cove.
From Palace Cove, the coast path descends to Lansallos Cove.
Walking a short distance up the valley, turn right through the wicket gate and go through a field, crossing the stile beyond to carry on to East Coombe.
Ignoring the paths inland at East Coombe, carry on along the coast path to Raphael Cliff, from where a natural rock arch is visible on the shoreline, and on again to Chapel Cliff.
There are a number of small paths leading off in both directions between Chapel Cliff and Polperro. Stay on the coast path all the way into Polperro, heading inland through the village to catch the bus at Crumplehorn.
Look around in this small fishing village and explore its lively atmosphere.
Polperro, grid ref: SX206509
This circular walking trail takes you along the South West Coast Path, with views over Looe Island and the South East Cornwall coast.
Whether you’re spending the day at Lansallos or sticking around for the week, there are plenty of ways to fill your time along this dramatic stretch of Cornish coast.
Discover the places to visit in and around this Cornish village, including sandy coves, ancient churches, old water mills and landmarks from its smuggling heyday.
Find out more about the National Trust’s ongoing partnership with Cotswold Outdoor as our exclusive walking partner.