Polperro to Lansallos circular walk

Polperro to Lansallos

A circular walk along the rugged coast from Polperro, where a bell buoy rings out across the waves from the treacherous reef known as Udder Rock.

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either as a GPS-guided walk with our app (£3.29) or a PDF of directions (£2.79) Example of directions

The walk descends through Polperro to the harbour and then joins the Coast Path via Chapel Cliff, passing the Net Loft and Chapel Pool. After leaving Polperro, the path climbs and dips into hanging valleys carved by the streams into the rugged slate coast. The coastal section ends in Lantivet Bay at two small coves at Lansallos then the walk turns inland through the woods of West Coombe to reach the church. The return route to Polperro is quite easy going, on small lanes.


  • Views of Polperro Harbour and surrounding coastline
  • Tidal swimming pool (on calm summer days)
  • Birds-eye views over the village from above
  • Sandy beach at Lansallos Cove
  • Panoramic views over Lantivet Bay
  • Pretty wooded path through West Coombe from Lansallos to the coast


  • Route includes paths close to unfenced cliff edges.

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Vital statistics

  • OS Explorer: 107
  • Distance: 7.1 miles/11.5 km
  • Steepness grade: Strenuous
  • Recommended footwear: Walking boots
  • No stiles: ✓
  • Pub: ✓
  • Café: ✓

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Pubs on or near the route

  • The Blue Peter Inn
  • The Old Millhouse Inn
  • The Ship Inn
  • The Three Pilchards

either as a GPS-guided walk with our app (£3.29) or a PDF of directions (£2.79) Example of directions

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