South East Cornwall Walking Festival

The South East Cornwall Walking Festival provides the perfect opportunity to discover the coast, valleys, moors and villages of this beautiful part of the county – at the ideal time of year. Taking place 12th – 18th September, the guided walks centre around the town of Looe, making it the natural place to stay for all keen hikers and leisurely strollers taking part.

The Walks

A series of guided walks has been designed to appeal to all tastes and abilities. For example a storytelling amble through Kilminorth Woods is perfect for young children, while a walk to Portnadler Beach has been organised by Looe Marine Conservation Group and involves some beach cleaning, a picnic and a spot of swimming if anyone is brave enough! Other walks visit the Mount Edgcumbe Estate, Menheniot and Fowey, will the full programme to be confirmed. Find out more about the routes and arrangements here.

The Area

September is a fantastic time to visit Cornwall, with plenty going on but fewer visitors to compete with! The area around Looe is full of hidden gems, including historic houses, stunning gardens, unspoilt coves and vibrant seaside towns – all of which can be discovered by taking part in this series of guided walks. Walk leaders are all experts in their fields, and can add insight and understanding to your journeys through folklore, wildlife spotting, local history and maritime knowledge.

Your Stay

The Fieldhead Hotel welcomes walkers through its doors all year round, and is well equipped to provide a little luxury after a day of hiking in the area. Our newly refurbished Looe Bay Doubles enjoy panoramic sea views and come with comfy robes and slippers. Our lounge is the perfect place to relax and unwind after an action-packed day, and The Horizons Restaurant serves up delicious, locally sourced food every night – as well as famous breakfasts. Dogs are allowed to stay too – making our hotel the ideal base for taking part in the South East Cornwall Walking Festival with your four-legged friend. We can also provide guests with lots of advice on other walks in the area, and the hotel is located just a stone’s throw from the South West Coast Path. To browse our room options click here, or check availability here.

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