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Looe

Cornwall


Slow Ways linking Looe and Fowey, Liskeard, Lostwithiel, Saltash, Torpoint

England / Cornwall / Looe

Looe’s five Slow Ways are 50% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 4/5
verified: 1/5
and surveyed: 0/5

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Slow Way Route To do
Fowey—Looe
Fowloo one

Verify me Distance 19km/11mi Ascent 839m Descent 839m
Fowey—Looe
Fowloo two Review me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 747m Descent 738m
Liskeard—Looe
Lisloo one

Double check Distance 20km/12mi Ascent 515m Descent 645m
Liskeard—Looe
Lisloo two Review me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent - Descent -
Looe—Saltash
Loosal one Pioneer me Distance 33km/20mi Ascent 1,054m Descent 1,077m
Looe—Torpoint
Lootor one Pioneer me Distance 24km/15mi Ascent 941m Descent 941m
Looe—Torpoint
Lootor two Survey me Distance 23km/14mi Ascent 1,319m Descent 1,310m
Looe—Torpoint
Lootor three Verify me Distance 23km/14mi Ascent - Descent -
Lostwithiel—Looe
Losloo one

Double check Distance 24km/15mi Ascent 661m Descent 662m

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Collective progress

47% of Looe’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

9/9

drawn

7/9

reviewed

0/9

surveyed

1/9

verified

9 people have contributed to Looe’s Slow Ways

5 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Looe

145km out of 202km have been walked and reviewed

289km of reviews have been shared in Looe

Latest Updates

Tim Ryan took this photo on Fowloo one

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Mostly the route follows the coast path a National Trail so navigation is relatively easy....

Tim Ryan

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Tim Ryan took this photo on Fowloo two

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There is a long road section between Lansallos and Polperro, but these are lightly used roads (at least in May when I walked it) and are an easier option than the coast path....

Tim Ryan

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We hired a boat in Looe and sailed up the river that I would have run along and I was gutted not to have been able to make it down to Looe as the scenery and wildlife is stunning. I think at the right time of year this would be a fab route down into Looe, but late August possibly too late as everything has grown up so much!...

Katie M

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I thought this an excellent walk combining some cross country walking with a good stretch of the Coastal Way....

Simon Alistair Coates

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If also planning on stopping over the night looe would be the ideal place for the night and a swim in the sea. A nice simple walk....

amber russell

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Some pics of the walk done on 1st July 2023. Including one of the fallen trees....

Tim Ryan

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The trees fallen across the riverside path need to be cleared before it gets the 5* it deserves....

Tim Ryan

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Liskeard—Looe

Tim Ryan added Lisloo two, a new walk from Liskeard to Looe

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The vehicle gate from Tregantle car park to Tregantle Fort was locked, and I suspect it usually is. The access point for pedestrians is on the Military road where you follow a marked path up near the other side of the locked vehicle gate....

Tim Ryan

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The only difficult section is along the B3247 at the end of Sunwell Lane - this is a short section along a relatively busy road and so some caution is needed....

panifex

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Looe—Torpoint

panifex added Lootor three, a new walk from Looe to Torpoint

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The section from Lostwithiel to Lerryn was already familiar to me and takes down the steep bridleway from Newham Farm and across fields and woodland to. From Lerryn the route progressed through some lovely woodland with stepping stones over some mud. Didn’t really feel comfortable going through the crops so we went round the edge of the next field which took us off route a little. We turned on to a lane but this seemed to lead us through a complex of holiday cottages and there was no obvious route so we walked along the roads to Pelynt via the B3359 ( so we completely missed the route)....

Caroline Stead

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Caroline Stead took this photo on Losloo one

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My son and I walked this route at the winter solstice (2021 Dec 21), with one notable difference from the route on the Slow Ways web-site: we stayed in the West Looe valley, whereas the Slow Ways route suggests an entirely unnecessary climb and deviation to Duloe before returning to the valley. If this deviation were removed, I would recommend this route. We took 4h23m including two pauses for sustenance....

Ken George

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This route follows the coast path for a significant portion of its length, with all the attendant pluses (well waymarked, lovely views) and minuses (steep and hard work in places, not great in poor weather)....

panifex

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Looe—Torpoint

panifex added Lootor two, a new walk from Looe to Torpoint

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Looe

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Fowey—Looe

Steve added Fowloo two, a new walk from Fowey to Looe

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While this scores full marks for scenery it's a tough schlep for even an experienced walker and in my mind isn't ideal for the Slow Ways network, which predominantly is a means of getting from A to B....

anton

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You'll also find food and water at Polperro (endless shops, cafes) and Talland (at most, two). It's flatter between Polperro and Looe, but the other half is demanding on the calves! Otherwise beaches at Lanteglos (with smugglers' cart tracks still visible!) and Talland are nearer the route and gorgeous....

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Fowey—Looe

Slow Ways added Fowloo one, a new walk from Fowey to Looe

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Liskeard—Looe

Slow Ways added Lisloo one, a new walk from Liskeard to Looe

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Looe—Saltash

Slow Ways added Loosal one, a new walk from Looe to Saltash

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Looe—Torpoint

Slow Ways added Lootor one, a new walk from Looe to Torpoint

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Lostwithiel—Looe

Slow Ways added Losloo one, a new walk from Lostwithiel to Looe

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Looe, Thu 30 May

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Looe’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SX2544753633

Lat / Lon

50.35665° / -4.45527°

Easting / Northing

225,447E / 53,633N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Looe's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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