If you fancy stretching your legs and enjoying some of the area’s famous scenery during a stay in Looe then the Seaton Valley Nature Reserve is an unchallenging spot for a stroll with plenty to see – better yet, it’s even enough for pushchairs and wheelchairs too. The walk from Looe is only around two miles there and back, and it follows a level footpath all the way.
Start the walk at the pay and display car park in Seaton and pick up the footpath that runs alongside the Seaton River. You’ll pass through a picturesque wooded valley, and the first point of interest you’ll encounter is the Dragonfly Pond. If you walk this route during summer you’ll be treated to the sight of the many dragonflies that call the pond home (although you’re unlikely to see any if you walk the route out of season).
You’ll pass many a bench along this walk, so there’s plenty of opportunity to take a seat for awhile and just enjoy the scenery before walking on. This is one of Cornwall’s lesser-known walking routes, so you won’t pass too many fellow walkers and you’ll enjoy peace and quiet as you stroll.