The Half Marathon (13.1 mile) run starts at 10.00 from the The Millpool.
The 13.1 mile walk starts at 10.30 from the The Millpool.
Both routes are exactly the same.
Head under Looe bridge, along West Looe Quay and up to Hannafore. At the end of Marine Drive carry on to the coast path which goes through a couple of open fields, before a steep climb up steps to the top of the cliff. The path then winds its way round Hendersick before a steep descent down steps to Talland Bay, where there are public toilets on your left.
After going past the beach at Talland Bay (with Talland Bay Beach Café on your right) you turn left back onto the coast path for a steep ascent to Downend Point and then a steep descent to Polperro. Go through Polperro, heading north up The Coombes with the River Pol on your right, go straight over the small roundabout at Crumplehorn onto Longcoombe Lane, for a steady climb up. At the end of Longcoombe Lane go straight over the road down a track, then cross over the small bridge and take the middle of the 3 tracks up through West Watergate. At the end of the track you turn right at Bephillick Barn onto the country lane, follow it for about half a mile then turn off right onto another track leading down to the back of the Spar shop at Pelynt. Turn left by Spar, up through Pelynt village, then at the top of the village bear off right down the country lane to Muchlarnick.
There is now a steep descent on the country lane to Sowden’s Bridge, follow the lane with the West Looe River on your left, then turn left at Watergate and into Kilminorth Woods, for a mile or so of trail paths. At the end of the woods drop down into the Millpool Car Park, turn left and follow the path alongside the West Looe River for the last 200 yards, before finishing on the triangular piece of grass right next to the Millpool.
The Festival Walk to Polperro and the Family Fun Day to Polperro are both 5 mile walks along exactly the same route, being the first 5 miles of the Half Marathon Walk/Run route.
They both start at 10.30.
Walkers can, if they wish, walk back from Polperro to the Millpool Centre in Looe to complete a 10 mile walk.