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“Buggy walk from Penrose”
Review of Loe Pool

Loe Pool
Ranked #2 of 11 things to do in Porthleven
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Some people believe that King Arthur abandoned his sword Excalibur in Loe Pool, Cornwall's largest natural body of freshwater.
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 a short flight of steps. You'll need an all-terrain/sturdy buggy, as after the cafe the road loses tarmac. It's still a good road though.

The walk was a bit far for a 3 year old who hadn't had his nap, but he enjoyed looking at the green gym things along the route, and a few piggy backs - this would be good if you had older children and bikes going from Helston.

There are works on the Bar at the moment, not sure what's happening. We didn't walk down to it, but admired the views from the top. We enjoyed a tea break at the Stables on the way back.

The walk from Penrose does always seem a little bit samey after a while, but worth the wait at the end. A great afternoon for all ages.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank c0rnishHK
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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 the car, we found a little clearing right on the waters edge which made a good spot for the picnic. It appeared that most of the lakeside is tree lined and that a substantial walk is required to get the the beach of the Loe Pool.
Our dogs can't walk too far so that was off the agenda but this is a really peaceful place. Not inundated with other users.

Date of experience: August 2018
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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
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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 eat when at Loe Bar you will need to take it with you, as the nearest refreshments are either a small Cafe in Penrose or the cafes in Porthleven. Also a toilet break once away from the refreshment stops will be somewhat "organic".

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank philipf866
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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, this is due to the dangerous nature of the sea here, the beach shleves very steeply at the shore break. As other locals have mentioned DO NOT SWIM HERE! But on a more cheerfull note it's a lovely place for a walk, even better with dogs.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank d068rain
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