South West Coast Path & Walking
South West Coast Path
Cartole is perfect place to join the South West Coast Path, the award winning path
Offers 5.7 miles stunning coastal scenery and depending on when you visit, each season will bring something different: in spring you’ll seem lambs in the fields; in late summer, the north coast blooms with heather and gorse; autumn is a prime time to see migrating birds; and in winter, there’s nothing like watching stormy waves pound the cliffs.
A coastal walk taking in a holy legend and a sixth century monastery, as well as an eighteenth century eccentric and a nineteenth century engineer. There are rockpools on the beaches, with remnants of shipwrecks and 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. A good autumn walk for spotting migrant birds: finches and warblers in the hedges, skuas and terns offshore, and sometimes even the more unusual Sooty shearwater. Find out more.
I Walk Cornwall is another excellent resource with over 300 walks in Cornwall ranging from 2 to 13 miles. Nealy all of the walks are circular, and their App is packed with information about the local area as well as suitable place to stop for refreshments. Find out more.