At the head of the East Looe Valley lies Liskeard, a busy and lively traditional Cornish market town.
Liskeard's town centre, an easy ten minute walk from the station, has several independent shops along its pedestrianised shopping street, Fore Street. Here you will also find a number of cafes, restaurants and pubs.
For those interested in the history of Liskeard, head for the town museum and information centre on Pike Street and pick up a free heritage trail guide.
At St Keyne you will find the Holy Well, while just one mile from Causeland lies the village of Duloe with its splendid 13th Century church and its ancient stone circle. Sandplace takes its name from an ancient agricultural practice. Until 200 years ago sea-sand was spread onto the fields as a type of fertiliser and it is here that the sand was unloaded from the barges as they came upstream.
Looe station is five minutes walk from the town centre and about ten from the beach and the famous Banjo Pier. Please allow longer to catch your train back – just in case.
When you arrive at Looe station, leave the station and turn right. When you reach the long bridge, the town centre of East Looe is straight ahead of you, on the same side of the river.
The Tourist Information Centre is on the ground floor of the Guildhall which is the building with the clock tower. To reach the beach, simply walk through the town centre and you’ll come to it.
For the fish market and boat trips, walk to the Guildhall and turn right. This will take you to the fish market, turn left then for boat trips.
You can catch buses to Polperro and Polruan from opposite the Health Centre which is right by the long bridge.
West Looe is across the long bridge. To reach the South West Coast Path for Polperro, walk across the long bridge, turn left and walk through West Looe, then up to the coast. More details of the Coast Path walk here.
Walking - Trails from the Track
The Looe Valley Line gives access to some of the finest walking and cycling country in the whole of Cornwall. A series of walks are available from the Trails from the Track website here..
Rail Ale Trail
Use the Looe Valley Line to discover some distinctive Cornish pubs on the Looe Valley Line Rail Ale Trail - more information can be found here.
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