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East and West Looe are divided by a deep wooded river valley crossed by a seven arched bridge, which was built in 1853. Looe is a thriving fishing village and a popular tourist attraction. There is a sandy beach with easy access and a bustling town with numerous small shops and place to eat. This a good place to try out Fish and Chips, Cornish Pasties and ice cream with clotted cream of course! You can take a boat trip to Mevagissy or Fowey and enjoy the spectacular Cornish coastline.
From Looe and from Windwhistle there are views across to Looe Island, otherwise known as St. George's Island, which lies a mile off the coast and is now owned by Cornwall Wildlife Trust. The island, a one time haunt of smugglers, covers an area of 22.5 acres and is a sanctuary for sea birds. A Benedictine chapel was built on the island in 1139 of which only a few stones remain visible. There are frequent boat trips to take you around the island and occasionally there are booked tours to visit the island.
You can also reach Looe by train from Liskeard via the Looe Valley Line, which is a lovely scenic journey. So take advantage of the park and ride scheme and travel on this slow moving train through the tiny stations and enjoy the experience. It also saves the hassle of finding a parking space in Looe! It is a unique little rail journey along old Liskeard and Looe Railway, once a part of the Liskeard and Caradon Railway for transporting granite and copper ore from the quarries and mines on Bodmin Moor. It passes through stunning scenery and Egrets and Kingfishers can sometimes be spotted.
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Written by Brendan Flynn.