St. Germans to Looe

The start of the Cornish Celtic Way is at St Germans Priory Church. Visit the church to start your journey. Return from the Priory Church to the station.  Just before the turning to the Railway Station turn up Right, up a steep path over the railway line and up and along a wide farm track that feels like our first ancient highway, to Treboul Cross (half an hour) carrying straight on towards the A374 (15 minutes). Cross the road and then find the footpath into the field directly opposite. Climb for ten minutes up a very steep hill through a field (perhaps with cows in) to a tarmaced lane.  (To avoid cows turn Left onto the A374, then take a Right which is the tarmaced lane).  Follow this gently-inclining high-hedged road for half an hour to Narkus Cross, turn left into the village of Narkus, going through the village and past the the phonebox and ‘Natural Salad Growers’ taking the Right Hand signpost to Treliddon for 35 minutes 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 to join the coastpath.  You can walk along the beach, leaving by the coast path to reach Seaton.

From Seaton walk three and half miles along the Coastpath To Looe. Much of it is steep and difficult I found, as it was the first day.  However there are stunning views across the Bay, but sometimes you might be directed off the main path as the Main Coastal Footpath had collapsed. You reach the Monkey Sanctuary after about an hour, but this Section altogether took us 2.5 hours.