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Looe to Polperro walk

Looe Station, Looe PL13 1HP, England
+44 1392 383560
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Lovely 4 mile stretch of coastline

Walking from either direction is possible with bus route to take you to your starting point, or... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
kevmogg
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Dawlish, United Kingdom
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Great walk from campsite, can stop at Talland bay on way. It has beautiful views and Polperro is a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Michelle D
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A 5.4 mile moderate coastal walk along the South West Coast Path taking in a holy legend, a 6th century monastery, an 18th century eccentric and a 19th century engineer. There are rockpools on the beaches, remnants of shipwrecks, tales of smugglers, and the walk ends with a stroll up through the picturesque fishing village of Polperro to Crumplehorn, where you can catch a bus back to Looe.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“coastal path” (76 reviews)
“talland bay” (213 reviews)
“stunning views” (49 reviews)
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Looe Station, Looe PL13 1HP, England
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+44 1392 383560
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"coastal path"
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"talland bay"
in 213 reviews
"stunning views"
in 49 reviews
"half way"
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"caught the bus"
in 21 reviews
"closed due"
in 17 reviews
"steep climb"
in 15 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 26 reviews
"up hill"
in 12 reviews
"blue peter"
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"bus service"
in 9 reviews
"climbs and descents"
in 8 reviews
"war memorial"
in 7 reviews
"steep bits"
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"ups and downs"
in 15 reviews
"fishing village"
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"smugglers rest"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Walking from either direction is possible with bus route to take you to your starting point, or returning whichever you prefer The lovely quaint village of polperro is well worth a stroll around in itself before you set off or conclude your day. Breathtaking coastpath...More

Thank kevmogg
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great walk from campsite, can stop at Talland bay on way. It has beautiful views and Polperro is a lovely town with nice shops, pubs and cream tea!

Thank Michelle D
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Recommend for the stunning views. Not too difficult, but wear sturdy walking shoes. The only thing that slowed us down was wanting to take pictures so often. The first glimpse of Polperro is wonderful!

Thank Clare W
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just a small section of the South West Coast Path , this a fabulous walk that ends in the gorgeous fishing port of Polperro. As we were staying close to polperro we caught the bus into Looe and walked back . Great coastal views along...More

Thank David W
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic views all the way, quite tiring but well worth it. I’m 58 years old this year and although it was hard work in the heat the views were so spectacular it was well worth it. When the sun shines UK has so many...More

Thank Alan B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

To be honest we didn't begin this walk from Looe Station , we were staying in East Looe and caught a bus up to Hannafore Point , very near to where the coastal path begins and I would strongly recommend doing this . The walk...More

Thank Annette S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this walk in reverse after taking the bus from Looe. Although it was challenging in parts, this was mainly because of the high temperature at the time. Take plenty of water, your binoculars and take care not to step off the path. If...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did this walk two years ago and loved it but forgot how hard it is! I quit the gym 6 months ago and two days later after this walk my calves are still struggling to get me up and down stairs without wincing 😖. That...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is cast as a moderate walk, it took us 2 hours each way, but there are a couple of areas which we found quite hard. It is a lovely walk with great views and if you are fairly fit would recommend this walk.

Thank Teresa D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife made me miss the football to do this walk to Polperro. Never again it was horrendous either get the boat or bus unless you’re into pain then this will be your idea of fun. Even the coastal path which is meant to be...More

1  Thank Paul R
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Jamer57
May 25, 2018|
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Response from Andrew P | Reviewed this property |
Yes I thinks so if they are capable of walking approx 5 miles
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mike p
May 14, 2018|
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Response from Mossylog | Reviewed this property |
I’m 75 and I did it last month. There are some pretty steep parts and lots of stairs but the views are well worth the hike. Not a problem for the youngsters. Stop in Talland Bay for an ice cream. Be sure to take water!
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