Described by some as 'a Little Known Gem', by others as 'the Lungs of Looe' or part of the 'UK's equivalent of the rainforest', Kilminorth Woods is a Local Nature Reserve near Looe in South East Cornwall, owned by Cornwall Council. Classified as ancient woodland, it is part of a County Wildlife Site in an Area of Special Landscape Value and is also a featured site in the BBC's Breathing Places Project.  

The Friends of Kilminorth Woods is a community based wildlife and conservation group that runs events throughout the year. Our group has a growing membership and a family feel. We endeavour to cater for all age groups and abilities.

How to find Kilminorth Woods

Please note:

* Many paths in Kilminorth Woods are steep in places.

* All paths are permissive footpaths (open to the public by permission of the owners) for walkers except the central path which is a bridleway and also available for horse riders and cyclists.

* The path from the Millpool entrance to the old boatyard site is level and suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

* Kilminorth Woods is a Local Nature Reserve (LNR) so off track biking, camping, fires, and motorcycles are all prohibited.

* Paths can be wet and muddy, suitable footwear and clothing always needed.

Two downloadable self guided trails are included here for your use.

Looe to Watergate and back

Looe to the Old Boatyard site

Contact the Friends of Kilminorth Woods:

Photographs of Recent Events