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Seaton Valley Nature Reserve, Seaton, Near Looe, South East Cornwall

This is a very easy walk, ideal for those unused to walking, the elderly or disabled. It's about 2 miles there and back along a level, well paved walkway. To get to the start, drive to the village of Hessenford which is about 5 miles East of Looe and take the road leading to Seaton and Downderry for about 2 miles to the coast. When you get to Seaton you will turn left into the pay and display car park. As you exit the car park you will see the start of the walk on your left.

The walk follows the Seaton River through a wooded valley. The first feature you will encounter is the Dragonfly Pond, though if you go at any time other than the summer months you will be unlikely to see any dragonflies! There are a number of benches along the way, so why not make frequent stops and just sit and contemplate your surroundings.

I took this walk at the height of the holiday season and one thing that struck me was that I passed very few people along the way, no more than a dozen or so, which would seem to indicate that this trail is not well known. However I think the photographs show that this is a very pretty spot and well worth investigation, so why not try it if you are in the area.


This walk has been personally walked by me but the directions given should be considered as a guide only and not as a definitive route plan. You are responsible for your own safety and I therefore recommend you take with you a suitable map (Ordinance Survey Map 107 from the Explorer series covers this walk) together with sufficient refreshments, water and adequate clothing.