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The view out to sea from Struddicks in south east Cornwall
View from Struddicks, Cornwall | © National Trust Images/Ruby Mitchell

Struddicks circular walk

This short but fairly demanding trail takes you through unkempt wilderness and along rugged Cornish coastline alive with wildlife. The circular route starts by following part of the South West Coast Path, exploring woodland and open scrub, before climbing high above the cliffs. Here you can admire sweeping views of the surrounding coastal landscape. It then descends along narrow country tracks through farmland and back down to Seaton beach.

Cliffs and roads

This route passes cliff edges and unstable cliffs, and also follows country roads with no pavement. So please be careful and keep children supervised.

Total steps: 5

Total steps: 5

Start point

Seaton Bridge long stay car park, Bridge Road, Cornwall, PL11 3JF. Grid ref: SX302545

Step 1

Turn left out of the car park and then right to head up Looe Hill. Keep walking for ½ mile (0.8km) and then take the steps on the left to join the South West Coast Path.

Step 2

Follow the South West Coast Path down the edge of the woodland and around the side of the hill. You'll cross a stretch of open and scrubby land, head through some stiles and a gateway, and over a boardwalk, rising steadily.

Song Thrush singing, perching at the top of a Hawthorn tree in spring
A thrush perched on a hawthorn tree | © National Trust Images / John Malley

Step 3

Follow the path as it heads away from the sea, continuing up the hill through several small meadows You'll eventually come out through a gate onto a narrow lane, Looe Hill, at the top.

Step 4

Turn right to follow Looe Hill for a short distance as it bends to the right. Then at the T-junction turn left following signs for Liskeard. Continue along this road past cottages and farm buildings until you reach the sharp left-hand bend in the road.

Looking at the footpaths along Whitsand Bay, Cornwall
Whitsand Bay | © National Trust/George Taylor

Step 5

Ignore the sharp bend and instead turn right onto the bridleway. Follow this path as it heads through Keveral, descends around the back of the hill, enters into woodland and then drops back into Seaton. Turn left at the T-junction where Keveral Lane meets Keveral Gardens and walk back up towards Seaton Bridge car park and the end of the trail.

End point

Seaton Bridge long stay car park, Bridge Road, Cornwall, PL11 3JF. Grid ref: SX302545

Trail map

Struddicks circular walk map
Struddicks circular walk map | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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