Walking and cycling in Cornwall

near looe in south east cornwall

Walking in South East Cornwall offers such variety. In the short distance it takes to leave the coast behind in Looe and climb up to Bodmin Moor, there is an immense contrast in scenery.

Looe is flanked by rugged Cornish coastline, so you can enjoy clifftop walks on the South West Coast Path. Beside the Looe River, you can amble in ancient woodlands at Kilminorth and Trenant, where wildlife including otters, kingfishers, herons and swans flourish in the undisturbed habitat.

As you explore on foot in the two Looe river valleys, you can hike woodland trails through Forestry Commission land,  strolling beside babbling streams. Climb out of the Looe Valley and you reach villages like Duloe where you can see east to Kit Hill and Dartmoor or west to the clay pits of St Austell. Keep climbing and the scenery takes a dramatic change on Bodmin Moor, where sheep and ponies roam among the gorse bush and the skyline is dotted with tin mines and granite tors.

Walking from Polperro back to Looe
Carpet of bluebells in woodland of the Looe Valley Cornwall
Looe Valley Walk in Spring

This roundtrip Looe Valley walk is one of my favourite memories of walking with May (RIP), our sorely missed black labrador. The original blog was …

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Walking and cycling near Polraen Country House
Best Walks in South East Cornwall

Our recommended walks near Looe include coastal, riverside, woodland, moorland and lakeside walks in this part of South East Cornwall. We’ve highlighted some accessible routes …

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