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PENROSE CAMP SITE, PORTHLEVEN, TR13 0RB
Martin and Lisa Wallis
Higher Penrose Farm, Porthleven, Cornwall
Tel: 07977 570 764 email: webmaster@campingcornwall.net
Web site designed by wwallis
The Penrose Estate is owned by the National Trust and there is a circular walk all around Loe Pool which is accessible from the Site (see map below). Dogs are welcome in the Estate but must be kept on a lead in front of Penrose House.
These photos were taken around this walk. If you are feeling energetic you can walk all around the Loe Pool (about 7 miles). It takes approximately 3 hours to do the whole walk at an average pace without stopping.
Some of the walks are tarmaced and some hard surface as shown. Cyclists can cycle either into Helston, which is approx 2 miles through the walks, or to Loe Bar, approx 1 mile. You are able to cycle all around Loe Pool (approx 7 miles).
The Loe Bar is a great barrier of sand and flint which has been formed over centuries by the winter gales and fierce under currents piling it up at the mouth of the Cober Estuary.
The lake behind the Bar is fresh water and forms the biggest stretch of natural fresh water in Cornwall. The Lake is a haven for wild birds and an ideal location for any bird enthusiasts.

This shows you the whole walk around Loe Bar and the path along Porthleven Sands.

To print off a more detailed map in pdf - click here