St. Germans to Looe

Directions: St. Germans to Seaton

5.5 miles/9km

2 hours

Walk left from the Priory Church towards the station. Walk up the first road on your right which is a steep path over a railway bridge. Go straight on and up along a wide farm track that feels like our first ancient highway, to Treboul Cross then on eventually to the main road (A374). Cross this road and then go through the gate into the field directly opposite. Climb up the very steep hill, staying left towards the corner, then along the hedge and out of a metal gate onto a lane. (To avoid any cows you can make a diversion: turn left at the A374, then take a right onto the lane).

Follow this gently-inclining high-hedged lane for half an hour to Narkus Cross, turn left at the cross-roads into the village of Narkus, going through the village and past the phonebox and ‘Natural Salad Growers’. Take the right hand signpost to Treliddon that leads to Downderry.  Just before Treliddon you get a glimpse of the sea.  You drop down slightly emerging at Downderry Primary School and St. Nicholas Church and Chapel.  Take the footpath alongside the school down to the beach.

You can walk to Seaton along the beach and/or the sea wall providing the tide is not too high. At high tide you can leave the beach part way along or alternatively walk all the way on the road parallel to the beach.

Directions: Seaton to Looe

3.5 miles/ 5.5km

1.5 hours

From Seaton, walk along the coastpath to Looe. It is steep and difficult in places with stunning views. There may be a diversion due to coastal path collapse.