Talland Bay to Looe circular walk

Talland Bay to Looe

A circular walk along the coast from Talland Bay to Looe, passing the pilgrimage site of Looe Island which Jesus was said to have visited as a child, and returning via the ancient Giant's Hedge in Kilminorth Wood and Talland's mediaeval church.

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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 starts at Talland Bay and follows the coast path around Portnadler Bay overlooking Looe Island before reaching Looe at Hannafore Point. The walk then follows the foreshore to the Looe River and continues along the quay to the confluence of the East and West Looe rivers. The route turns up the West Looe River to Kilminorth Wood, then follows the Giant's Hedge through the woods and crosses the hill to Kilminorth. The return route is on small lanes and across fields via Talland church.

Highlights

  • Wading birds at Hannafore Point
  • Mediaeval twin towns of Looe
  • Mature broadleaf woodland at Kilminorth
  • 6th Century Giant's Hedge
  • Beach at Talland Bay

Considerations

  • Route includes paths close to unfenced cliff edges.

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Vital statistics

  • OS Explorer: 107
  • Distance: 6.8 miles/10.9 km
  • Steepness grade: Moderate-strenuous
  • Recommended footwear: Walking boots
  • Pub: ✓
  • Café: ✓

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Beaches

Pubs on or near the route

  • Harbour Moon
  • The Admiral Boscarn
  • The Bullers Arms
  • The Fishermans Arms
  • The Ship Inn
  • Ye Old Salutation Inn

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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