Packed tightly into a steep valley on either side of the River Pol, the quaint colour-washed cottages and twisting streets offer surprises at every turn: the Saxon and Roman bridges, the famous House on Props, the old Watch House, and the fish quay with its protected inner harbour full of colourful boats. Polperro is still a working fishing village, although tourism provides the main source of income. Attractions include a Museum of Smuggling and a Model Village.
WALK THE COAST PATH OR TAKE THE BUS
The Olde Twin Towns of Looe East & West Looe are connected by the Victorian seven arch bridge just seawards from where the east and west Looe Rivers meet, flowing out to sea through the harbour where the fishing boats land their catch, the river then goes out past the banjo pier to the sea leaving the sandy east Looe beach. Looe is full of charming narrow streets and traditional buildings, with penalty shops, pubs, restaurants, takeaways, and a Museum.
Lerryn Well hidden from the tourist trail the stunning village spreads itself around both banks of the Lerryn Creek with a central village green beside the waterside which commands views down river to seemingly endless and uninterrupted forest and creek, inspiration to writers, artists and all who visit.
On the east bank of the River Fowey, Lerryn Creek is home to many birds and the pretty ruin of a mill, the last to function on a site which had seen mills for the previous 700 years. Situated in a valley, walks around here take you through woodland and farmland and alongside the river said to have inspired Kenneth Graham in his writing of Tales of the Riverbank. Those who prefer to explore on horseback may want to visit the award winning stables at nearby St Veep.
Lerryn village has a local Port Office and stores and a pub, the Ship Inn.
The perfect place for an afternoon Cornish cream tea beside the river on the village green, or an evening meal and a stroll along the river banks.