Loe Pool Circuit Walk

Sunday was another cold, windy day so we chose a relatively sheltered walk for today. The Loe Pool close to Helston is a fresh water pool surrounded by areas of woodland. The pool is separated from the sea by Loe Bar.

The 6 mile walk around the pool can be accessed from the National Trust Penrose Estate, as well as via the large car park opposite the boating lake in Helston. We parked at Degibna (take the road next to the Community Hospital), as this tends to be quieter than the other options.

The walk includes wooded areas, marshy creekside sections and the beach at Loe Bar. This range of terrain was very popular with the dogs who were able to remain off their leads during the whole walk.

There is a tea room along the route at the Penrose Estate. The walk also lends itself to a diversion along the coast path to Porthleven. This attractive harbour town is developing an increasing reputation as a foodie destination, with restaurants including Kota Kai, Kota Kitchen, Amelies, and Rick Stein's.

  View over the Penrose Estate and Loe Pool from the start of the walk

The beach at Loe bar.

The monument commemorates the loss of HMS Anson on Loe Bar in 1807. This was witnessed by local man Henry Trengrouse who  was inspired to design life saving equipment consisting of a line and sling sent out to the ship by rocket. This went on to be developed into the breeches buoy.