You may well think you have entered a time-warp (with Dr Who and the Tardis) but, no, Looe is still an active and scruffy fishing village with a bustling quay , tidal harbour and off it, on either side, a web of narrow streets provide an unforgettable tableaux of Cornish life. Today, a popular embarkation point for deep-sea fishing. Perhaps, too many gift shops selling unnecessary junk, and too many pasty/fish’n chip parlours. You can forget all this by setting out to walk the Looe Valley Line, where a number of way-marked trails lead off along 8-miles of railway track, from Looe to Liskeard - leaflets available from the local Information Centre.

Fish Market on East Looe Quay, Sub-Aqua club, boat trips.


 Photography: Copyright ©William Fricker Photography/Goldeneye Guides