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Loe Pool

Porthleven, Helston, England
+44 7715 851027
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Lovely shady walks/bike ride

Great place to visit for walking or cycling. Good paths and shady areas around Loe Pool. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
bilbur
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
A shaded pleasant walk

It was boiling hot this week but this walk was perfect In and out of trees with a beach at the end... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Simon H
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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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Some people believe that King Arthur abandoned his sword Excalibur in Loe Pool, Cornwall's largest natural body of freshwater.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“coastal path” (16 reviews)
“car park” (16 reviews)
“great walk” (11 reviews)
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Porthleven, Helston, England
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+44 7715 851027
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to visit for walking or cycling. Good paths and shady areas around Loe Pool. The stables cafe was a good place to stop for drinks and food and the Kitchen garden a nice place to have a look around.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was boiling hot this week but this walk was perfect In and out of trees with a beach at the end We only wish we lived down here! Walking, cycling and swimming all possible PLUS An ice cream at the NT shop

Thank Simon H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying in Porthleven and took the walk via the coast path to Loe Pool although we had to take the inland route as the coastal path has collapsed into the sea and is being rerouted and repaired. The scenery is beautiful, I we...More

2  Thank Paul F
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Reviewed June 2, 2018

Redruth boy born and bred.Now 61 years old and walked around Loe Pool for first time today.Accompanied by the missus and the family dogs(2).What a brilliant day.Fantastic walk(not too demanding) with amazing views.Will be going again!!

Thank tux56
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Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

We parked at the Eastern end of Porthleven and took the coast path to Loe Bar. Unfortunately there has been a major landslip and the path is rerouted through the NT Penrose estate. Its a very nice walk all the same but adds quite a...More

2  Thank Eddie T
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Reviewed May 4, 2018

A really nice walk goes through the footpaths that goes down the side of the cober river into Looe Pool and then onto the Bar. the other great thing is there is a Café in Penrose where if you find it a bit of a...More

1  Thank Bodillymill
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Reviewed April 27, 2018

Never that busy. Lovely place to walk - ideal for dogs. NO bathing due to strong currents but a great place to chill out.

Thank Just_in_the_south
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Be aware of the state of the coast path diversion. It adds about two miles and is very muddy at the moment

1  Thank KateSouthampton
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Reviewed March 28, 2018

A nice walk from porthleven on coast path (old path fall into sea use bridle way at moment (no wheel chair access!)about 30min walk to pool .

1  Thank Michael B
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

There are several walks around this area taking in the scenery of the pool and the sea. A delightful little cafe in the old stables of the old Manor House. This is all NT land.

Thank Janette J
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Jill W
January 14, 2018|
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Response from jackrobson97 | Reviewed this property |
It is possible to get there by road but not sure how - Google maps would help there. All seaward approaches involve high cliffs, unfortunately
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Richard M
September 20, 2017|
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Response from Irene M | Reviewed this property |
No, there are warning signs saying the under currant is very strong and nobody must enter the water or swim.
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Jake E
July 26, 2016|
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Response from Jake E |
Ah ok...we'd best steer clear of swimming it then! Do you know of any good wild swimming pools, lakes or rivers nearby?
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