Walk - Pencarrow Head & Pont Pill
3.9 miles (6.2 km)
Lantic Bay Car Park - PL23 1NP Lantic Bay Car Park
Moderate - Paths, lanes and quiet country roads, with some stretches of ascent and descent, but nothing too steep unless you take an optional detour to the beach.
A high walk through heathland above the secluded sandy beach at Lantic Bay, rounding Pencarrow Head to head inland up an ancient donkey track used by farmers as well as smugglers. From here you drop to the medieval hamlet at Pont, by an old sawmill at the head of a creek ('pill' in Cornish). The walk follows the footpath used by villagers to reach the top of the hill and the fourteenth-century church, where novelist Daphne du Maurier was married.
The House on the Props B&B
The House on the Props is a 16th Century timber property with half of the building being 'propped' up over the river on old ships timbers. We are in a very prominent position in Polperro, directly on the South West Coast Path. We open daily from 9am and serve Breakfast, Lunch, Cream Teas, Home Made Cakes and Fresh Fish in the evening. We pride ourselves on serving Fresh Cornish produce when ever possible, and all our cakes pastries and scones are home made on the premises, as well as our main meals.