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Polperro

Polperro is 5 miles to the west of Looe. It is a "must" place to visit - probably the most picturesque small fishing village in England. If you go there by car or bus you'll find you have to walk down into the village which clusters around a small harbour. However the very best way to approach Polperro is to take the coastal path from Looe - allow 1.5 to 2 hours to walk via Talland Bay with superb views all the way. The view of Polperro as you come down into it from the coastal path - effectively approaching as if from the sea - is completely stunning. Polperro is one of our sister websites.

Click on the Polperro url to take the link - www.polperro.org


Polruan

Polruan is about 7 miles to the west of Polperro, at the mouth of the River Fowey (Fowey is on the western bank of the River Fowey, immediately opposite Polruan). Other than Lansallos, which is little more than a hamlet, Polruan is the first place to the west. It occupies a stunning position, some of its houses loking out to sea, but most looking across or along the estuary of the River Fowey. Polruan can be reached by car from Polperro or, more spectacularly, by walking the coastal path. You can cross to Fowey by passenger ferry but do your homework before you go to Polruan or cross to Fowey as public transport to make the return journey is very limited.

Click on the url of the village's website to take the link - www.polruan.org.uk


Rame Peninsula

The Rame Peninsula is the part of Cornwall closest to Plymouth, but because it is separated by the Tamar estuary and is only directly accessible via ferries, it is one of the least widely known parts of the county - most motorists rush over the Tamar bridge and down into deeper Cornwall. Which is a pity, because it is a most interesting and attractive area whose delights are well covered by its community website. Rame Head can be seen from the cliffs at Polperro jutting out to sea with, in good visibility, Devon glimpsed beyond.

Click on the url of the Rame Peninsula's community website to take the link - www.rame.org.uk

The Rame Peninsula also has another website, run by the Rame Traders Association, which has useful information for visitors/tourists to the area - www.crabpot.co.uk


Talland Bay

Talland Bay lies between Looe and Polperro. It is an exceptionally beautiful part of south-east Cornwall's coast and, with the exception of a couple of caravan sites which wouldn't get the smell of planning permissions these days, and a glimpse of the overspill development of "Greater Polperro", it is practically unspoilt. Apart from the bay itself and its beaches, its principal asset is the wonderfully sited ancient church of celtic origin.

Find out more on our other sister website - www.talland.org


Tintagel

Tintagel lies on the north coast of Cornwall, which is a wilder and more dramatic coast than that of the more favoured south coast of the Cornish peninsula. Famed as King Arthur's country, the area around Tintagel makes a good day out from Looe.The website covers Boscastle and Camelford as well as the village of Tintagel.

Find out more on our other sister website - www.tintagelweb.co.uk

 

Information resources:

Looe Maritime Archive is an on-line resource about Looe's maritime history - click here to visit
 

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This information updated 5 January 2003

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