Looe and Polperro

The quiet sandy coves in Cornwall have always been a haven for smugglers and wreckers, especially in the 18th century when the Poldark series is set.

The scenic Looe Valley Line in south east Cornwall is an area infamous for its smuggling past. Use the line to arrive into Looe by train, and then walk to the village of Polperro along the South West Coast Path. Find out all about one of the most notorious smugglers, ‘Battling Billy’, in the Polperro Smuggling Museum.

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Website: Great Scenic Railways – Looe Valley Line page

Train to: Looe

Onward to Polperro: Walk along the South West Coast Path (5.7 miles – get directions).

Journey planner: Great Western Railway journey planner

Polperro photo: Adam Gibbard & Visit Cornwall

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