History of Looe Island Guided Walk - Sat 8th Sept

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On this specialty guided walk, you will learn all about the fascinating past of this stunning island nature reserve with Mark Camp, a local historian, and author.

Take a boat trip to our unique reserve for an escorted history walk around the Island. During the 3-hour visit local historian, author, and Blue Badge Tour Guide, Mark Camp will help you discover the Island’s fascinating past. After the guided walk there’s an optional slideshow in Jetty Cottage or time to independently explore the island.

Time of start and finish:
Dept from East Looe: 14:00 Leave Island: 17:15 Arrive mainland: 17:30

Meet at: the floating pontoon, Buller’s Quay, East Looe, near the RNLI Lifeboat Station slipway
Grid ref: SX 2555 5311
Postcode: PL13 1AT is for the RNLI Lifeboat Station in East Looe which is near the boat departure point.

Suitable for: ages 11+, and an adult must accompany those under 16.

What to bring: there is no shelter on both the boat and during the guided walk so bring sensible clothing. Wear footwear suitable for walking on rough footpaths. Binoculars are useful.

Leader: Mark Camp
Contact: Claire Lewis 07814 166718 / looeisland@cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk but this is for information only. All bookings to be made online.

Access information: not wheelchair friendly. Access to the Island may involve a climb over the side of a boat. From the boat, there is a narrow ramp which, depending on sea conditions, may move and be awash with seawater. In places, the route is very steep and uneven. The path can be slippery. The pace of the walk is generally slow and the distance walked is about 1.5km.
Other information: the boat crossing takes 15 minutes each way, making the whole trip last around 3 ½ hours.



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