Duration: 4 hours
The walk usually lasts around 4 hours, but this can vary depending on group size and speed levels, plus I do get easily carried away and often run over time so if you need to leave by a certain time please let me know at the beginning.
The walk is quite steep in parts and it is just under a mile long (1.3km). The final access to the beach is a narrow cleft between the rocks.
Dogs are welcome all year round.
The National Trust car park in Lansallos village itself, before Highertown Farm Campsite and St Ildierna Church - PL13 2PX.
(Not the one labelled on Google maps at PL23 1NP)
Parking & Facilities
National Trust car park, PL13 2PX.
Apparently no toilets, but there does appear to be some on Google maps street view. Online says the nearest facilities are at Polperro or Lantivet Bay (Frogmore) car park.
What to Bring
- Plate or bowl and fork or spoon for the cook-up at the end
- Something to drink (we mean water not alcohol, but we won't judge!)
- Something to sit on at the end (a blanket or coat if you don't fancy sitting on sand or grass)
- A basket or bag to collect things
- Notepad to take notes
- Camera to take visual notes
- Snacks (if you need tiding over until the food at the end of the walk)
Lansallos, Looe, Cornwall, PL13 2PX
Lansallos is 2 miles from Polperro and 26 miles from Plymouth.
Take the A38 from Plymouth. At Trerulefoot turn onto the A374. After approximately 1 mile turn left onto the A387 for Looe and keep on the A387 until Polperro. At Polperro turn right opposite the Crumplehorn Inn and follow the road for several miles, until there is a left turning signposted to Lansallos. Follow this road to Lansallos village.
- During the walk we will get to stop and nibble on raw wild foods. Please always double check with me that you have selected the correct plant before eating our finds. We will also handle some inedible and poisonous species.
- Some plants are not suitable for pregnant women so please let me know beforehand or give me a discreet nod if that is the case.
What to Wear
Please wear sturdy footwear and dress for the weather. There is a lot of standing around to look and talk about the various plants so it can get very cold at times. I would recommend layers. We are often in exposed areas and the wind can feel freezing!