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Dog walk

My wife and myself took the dogs and my two granddaughters for a walk and a picnic at loe pool and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Allan R
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Dog walks, walks, picnic at the beach

Looe bar is beautiful. There is the pool which is suitable if your dog can swim and lovely golden... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Helston, United Kingdom
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Some people believe that King Arthur abandoned his sword Excalibur in Loe Pool, Cornwall's largest natural body of freshwater.
Porthleven, Helston, England
+44 7715 851027
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and myself took the dogs and my two granddaughters for a walk and a picnic at loe pool and had a great day out the kids and the dogs loved it

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Allan R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looe bar is beautiful. There is the pool which is suitable if your dog can swim and lovely golden sand for children to enjoy. Windy in January 😊

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank purplejofm
Reviewed 14 October 2018

We set off from Porthleven and walked anti-clockwise. We wanted to do it all, including up to Helston, but signage not brilliant and unfortunately we crossed a bridge too soon, and by the time we came to a good sign we realised we’d gone too...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nainllyn
Reviewed 10 October 2018

If you are visiting to walk either download or print off the Penrose National Trust walk map beforehand. Some of the bridlepaths are loose stone and thick soles are preferable to thin-soled trainers. Parking at Penrose Hill National trust car park was almost easy except...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 850redd
Reviewed 9 October 2018

We have visited Loe Pool on numerous occasions being local Cornish Residents. You can walk around Loe Pool the scenery is lovely with wild life. The beach is not far and as mentioned before can be dangerous.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Gloria A
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Parking in the NT Penrose car park, walk downhill along the path. It's not an extra 5 minutes if you go right (as the signpost suggests) and is much safer for the buggy as the other path (straight on) that we went down ended in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank c0rnishHK
Reviewed 7 September 2018

This was a short trip to have a picnic. We walked from the National Trust car park at Penrose (Donations box in operation. Followed the path towards the coach house but then carried straight on following the Helston sign. After walking about 20 minutes from...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Iain D
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We walked along the coast path from Porthleven to Loe Pool. The beach looked absolutely amazing and the walk around Loe pool was stunning too. We saw lots of wildlife. Love this place.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 814Glenn
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Whether a walk from Porthleven and back, or a circular walk through the National Trust Penrose Estate this is a beautiful stop. Best enjoyed in weather that doesn't involve a storm it is beautiful throughout the year. If you want a drink or something to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank philipf866
Reviewed 23 August 2018

I have brought my dogs here for walks for many years, i have fished off the bar and even camped out over night, it is a quiet peacful place and a great place for dogs to meet other dogs. It is never full of crowds,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank d068rain
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Jill W
14 January 2018|
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Response from Jack R | Reviewed this property |
It is possible to get there by road but not sure how - Google maps would help there. All seaward approaches involve high cliffs, unfortunately
20 September 2017|
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Response from Irene M | Reviewed this property |
No, there are warning signs saying the under currant is very strong and nobody must enter the water or swim.
Jake E
26 July 2016|
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Response from Jake E |
Ah ok...we'd best steer clear of swimming it then! Do you know of any good wild swimming pools, lakes or rivers nearby?