Looe Island Walking Group

Jon Ross

Looe Island Speciality Guided Walk - Birds

Location: Looe Island Nature Reserve, Looe Island, Looe, Cornwall, PL13 2AB
You will learn all about the fascinating bird life of this stunning island nature reserve with local bird expert, Derek Spooner.

Event details

Meeting point

The floating pontoon (near the RNLI Lifeboat Station slipway), Buller Quay


Dept from East Looe: 13:30, leave Island: 16:45 arrive mainland: 17:00
A static map of Looe Island Speciality Guided Walk - Birds

About the event

Take a boat trip to our unique reserve for an escorted bird walk around the Island. During the 3-hour visit local birder and author, Derek Spooner will help you spot and identify the Island’s birds. You'll learn how the birdlife is monitored and what is being done to help populations flourish. During the guided walk there’s the option of a slide show in Jetty Cottage or time to independently explore the island.

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 ESSENTIAL!

Leaders: Jon Ross and Claire Lewis
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.




Additional booking information

Book online only.

Suitable for

Families, Adults, Experts

Know before you go


Access to the Island may involve a climb over the side of a boat

Wheelchair access

Not wheelchair friendly

What to bring

Wear footwear suitable for walking on rough footpaths. Binoculars are useful.

Contact us

Jon Ross and Claire Lewis
Contact number: 07814 166718