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Events you shouldn’t miss in 2013

ROChE ROCK

“A verie high, steepe and craggie rocke”

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Superb choice of holiday accommodation inside

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Welcome...

May is a wonderful month in Looe & south east Cornwall. Everything is bursting fourth, the trees are coming into leaf and the days are getting longer. It’s the best time to be in Looe... just before the summer rush! If you’re thinking of a short break then check out the accommodation listings at the back of the magazine, on iLoveLooe.co.uk and the App. You know you want to... Subscribe to the iMag Remember to check out www.ilovelooe.co.uk and subscribe to the iMag if you haven’t already. It contains unique articles not on the website, plus you’ll be first to know when a new issue is out.

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Welcome

Looking Back

Looe is OPEN!

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Looe 2013 Calendar

10 Who Are You?

12 Panorama

14 Have You Been To?

20 What’s On?

27 A Place To Stay

28 Need A Break?

30 For Sale

31 The Looe App

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Looking Back April 2013

Looe River at low tide

West Looe

The new Millpool Centre

Crowns at Carnglaze Caverns

Sunset over Kilminorth Woods 4


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Looe Island

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LOOE IS OPEN! Looe is open, just as lovely as always and contrary to mass media reports (Google, newspapers, radio and TV), Looe is not a disaster zone.

Coming to Looe?

If you use Google Maps on your smart phone, tablet or PC for planning your route into Looe, switch it off and print out my map which is available on www.ilovelooe.co.uk right now.

Local Businesses

If you’re a local business, help your customers out by sharing this map. You can either: 1. Link to http://www.ilovelooe.co.uk where we will have the latest updates. OR 2. Download the map and host it on your own website. Please link back to http://www.ilovelooe.co.uk and do not change the map. Updates to the map and new downloads will be made available when the road situation changes.

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Looe Calendar SOLD OUT Thank you to everyone who bought a copy this year. 2014 coming soon. More details about the calendars can be found here: www.iLoveLooe.co.uk

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WHO ARE YOU?

CORNWALL IS A MECCA FOR ARTISTIC, MUSICAL, CREATIVE

AND ENTREPRENEURIAL PEOPLE. LET’S FIRE OFF A FEW qUICk

qUESTIONS TO SEE WHAT MAkES THEM ‘TICk’!

Lisa Woollett

Lisa Woollett... follow up

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BELOW ARE THE PEOPLE WHO’VE BEEN kIND ENOUGH TO FEATURE ON THE WHO ARE YOU? PAGE SO FAR. CHECk OUT THEIR LINkS TO FIND OUT MORE AND STAY IN TOUCH.

January 2013

James Shead - Singer / Songwriter

facebook.com/jamessheadmusic • youtube.com/user/hanniban89 • twitter.com/james_shead89

February 2013

Chris Halls - Website & Graphic Designer

mindseyedesign.co.uk • ilovelooe.co.uk • facebook.com/ilovelooe

March 2013

DJ BenG - DJ & Radio Presenter ncbradio.co.uk • soundcloud.com/dj-beng • mixcloud.com/benholtam • twitter.com/benholtam

April/May 2013

Lisa Woollett - Photographer & Author photographsofthesea.com • photographsofthesea.com/book.html • photographsofthesea.com/books/sscbook.html

Tell us about your new book.

It’s my first book, published in association with the Eden Project. It’s called Sea and Shore Cornwall: common and curious findings. It’s a collection of photographs, discoveries and natural history that began to take shape about a year and half ago,

when I started researching the things I picked up along the shore. Most of what’s in the book was new to me, so the research was fascinating - and, as importantly, meant I could go to the beach and call it work.

Where will the book be available?

It should be in all bookshops in Cornwall. It is also in the places I sell photographs: locally that’s Trawlers in Looe, the Arts Foundation and Gina’s Art Studio in Polperro, and the Fowey River Gallery in Fowey; as well as Violet’s in Pelynt. It can also be bought directly from my website.

Exhibitions?

You can see a selection of prints and mounted collections from the book at the Eden Project.

The Sea and Shore exhibition has been extended until Tuesday 7th May, after the bank holiday.

Artists, musicians, craftspeople & entrepreneurs If you’d like to tell people about what you do and show what a creative place Cornwall is, please email me via the contact page on www.ilovelooe.co.uk

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A lovely day in Looe - April 2013.

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HAVE YOU BEEN TO

Roche Rock?

THERE ARE SO MANY INTERESTING PLACES TO GO AND THINGS TO DO NEAR LOOE, THAT I THOUGHT WE COULD VISIT A FEW OF THEM HERE IN THE MAGAzINE. I’LL SHOWCASE SOME OF THE MORE OBSCURE PLACES I kNOW, AS WELL AS THE MORE WELL kNOWN.

Site of Special Scientific Interest

In 1584 a chap called Norden wrote of Roche Rock:

Roche Rock sticks out of the ground. I know it’s a strange

“A veerie high, steepe and craggie rocke, upon the top wherof is placed a cell or hermitage, the walls wherof are

thing to say but that’s just what it does and it’s the first thing

partly wrowghte, and that with greate labour, out of the

that strikes you as you approach it. It’s not surrounded by

obdurate rock: It standeth upon the wylde Moares, farr from

other massive rock formations, it’s just there, all on its

common societie, fitteste for suche votaries...”

lonesome, sticking out of the surrounding heathland with the remains of a hermitage on the top! It’s a very unusual place and to be honest, quite eerie!

John Betjeman compared the rock to a huge molar!

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Apart from its unusual nature, Roche

250 years. It’s now protected as an

Rock is special for many reasons, namely

Ancient Monument.

the rock’s geology, surrounding location and history. The rock isn’t made of

I went on a sunny day in spring but I

granite but of two minerals: grey quartz

would think if you went late in the

and black tourmaline. This makes it

evening on a wet, windy and misty day

extraordinarily tough and probably why

it might be quite spooky. They say when

it still stands today.

the wind howls you can hear the giant Tregantle howling around the rock!

The area around the rock is heathland so quite scrubby with heather, gorse bushes and plenty of wildlife. Compared to the surrounding countryside, it’s a positive oasis of life.

Opening times and fees All year and free.

How to get here

This would take too long to describe but The ruin on top of Roche Rock was

Google Maps say it’s 26.3 miles and

dedicated to St Michael in 1409. It has

takes 40 minutes from Looe.

two storeys, a chapel above with room below and has been a ruin for over 250 years. If you go and see it you’ll be

Google map co-ordinates Roche Rock: 50.401905,-4.828244

amazed how strong and tough it looks and I’m sure it’ll still be there in another

Let me know if you go.

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APRIL 2013

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Oystercatchers on East L

Oystercatchers are large, stocky, black and white wading birds w often see them on Looe beach in the early morning or seaching a 18


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Looe beach

with a long, orange-red bill and reddish-pink legs. You will amoungst the rocks around the shoreline. Useful link: RSPB 19


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WHAT’S ON? GET READY FOR AN EVENT PACkED 2013 IN AND AROUND SOUTH EAST CORNWALL. MOST EVENTS ARE IN LOOE OR

WITHIN AN HOUR OF LOOE AND EASILY ACCESSED BY CAR. IF YOU’RE RUNNING A MAJOR EVENT & WOULD LIKE IT INCLUDED HERE, PLEASE SEND DETAILS AND A PHOTO.

Cornwall Spring Flower Show 6th – 7th April This colourful and fragrant bonanza of blooms is the perfect way to welcome spring.

IL T N U R OVE T YEAR NEX

Held at Boconnoc, near Lostwithiel, the show will be opened by Roy Lancaster, horticulturalist and broadcaster.

This very popular event regularly sees 10,000 visitors annually and it's not difficult to see why. With over 100 growers and exhibitors showcasing their products, there are also stunning show gardens to delight in, plus classes and workshops. For those with horticultural problems, the BBC Cornwall Gardenline Team will be present to give tips and advice. For all gardeners, this is one event not to miss.

West Looe May Fayre 4th May Initiated by Edwina Hannaford in 2010, the West Looe May Fayre was originally a concept to promote West Looe's shops and businesses, plus as a way of fundraising for organisations and local groups. Since then, this colourful and well supported event has grown into an important part of the Looe calendar. Locals and visitors flock to see the procession, Maypole dancing and entertainment. For 2013, the West Looe May Fayre has gone one step further with the Pirates of St Piran. This 'motley crew' will entertain with mock sword fights, singing shanties and re-enacting history. This is a marvellous and well supported event which takes a lot of planning and organising. So please support Looe and we'll see you there.

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Festival by the Sea

It's back! The bi-annual Looe Lugger

Looe BioBlitz 2013

1st – 2nd June

Regatta sails back into port. This

Another weekend of over indulging in

celebration of maritime history

If you love being outdoors and have an

extremely tasty, locally produced food

welcomes the traditional, century old,

interest in coastal environment, the

and drink, dunkings, capsizings, flour

fishing boats for six races over two days.

Looe BioBlitz will have you pulling your

throwing, egg chucking and soakings; we love it.

Witness 50 boats, restored to their

23rd – 24th June

wellies on. This 24-hour marine and

former glory, some of which sail from

coastal survey aims to identify as many

France for the weekend, compete for

species as possible, raising awareness of

another year with Grazing on the quay

prizes and kudos. It is a magnificent

our shorelines.

and the aquatic mayhem that can only

spectacle for all to enjoy.

The Festival by the Sea returns for

be the Looe Raft Race.

Attended by over 300 people in 2012, 1,000 species were recorded

Looe Lugger Regatta

Polperro Music and Arts Festival

14th – 16th June

15th – 23rd June

survey will cover local habitats including

This wonderful festival hosts a multitude

Looe Island. Let's see what we can find!

of events and activities over nine fun packed days. Revived in 1996, the Polperro Festival dates back centuries to celebrate the coming of summer. It's a great event with live music, comedy night, craft fair, amazing village carnival, the solstice bonfire lighting and unique to Polperro, a sham mayor election ceremony which has to be seen. Don't miss this week of fun in Polperro.

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which is unbelievable. Run by the Marine Biological Association, the


Looe Festival of Food & Drink 29th – 30th June This fantastic weekend is for food and drink lovers everywhere. If you appreciate there’s more to life than fast food and cheap fizzy drinks, then make sure you head into Looe for the festival. In its second year, the Looe Festival of Food & Drink is all about showcasing the incredibly diverse range of food and drink produced, cooked, caught and reared, right here in Cornwall. All festival goers are invited to sample Cornish teas, coffee, wines, jams, chutneys, seafood and much more. There will be demonstrations by leading chefs, hot and cold food to feast on and recipes to try at home. All this and more in a larger marquee than last year, making visiting easier, especially for wheelchair users. Try the lobster from Nippers Shellfish in Looe. Trust me, it’s amazing.


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Boconnoc Steam Fair

There will be several prize categories,

for. Details of the 2013 rally are still to

19th – 21st July

from Youth Sailors to Lady Crew, giving

be verified but if it's anything like 2012,

For steam enthusiasts this has to be one

everybody something to aim at.

it's going to be a hot one!

of Cornwall's premier steam rallies. Hosted by the Boconnoc Estate, it's a great fun day out for all the family.

Boconnoc Motorsport Carnival

The 2012 Morval Vintage Rally hosted live music, vintage vehicles, traction engines, military vehicles,

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miniature steam and train rides, clay

vintage traction engine, whilst you

The 2012 Boconnoc Motorsport Carnival

pigeon shooting, trade stands, falconry

watch the fun and frolics at the Family

was a huge success, featuring World

display, working dogs, craft tent and the

Fun Dog Show or drool over the sleek

Rally Cars and hot hatchbacks. The 13

all important face painting!

lines of a classic car.

Special Stages are set in the gounds of

Let dad get hot and steamy over a

Refreshments, shopping, crafts,

Boconnoc Estate, testing drivers with

lawn mower racing, vintage tractors,

chicanes, long straights, sweeping

and helicopter pleasure flights too!!

bends and hairpins.

Fireballs National Sailing Championships 27th July – 2nd August Looe Sailing Club in East Looe, is host to the 2013 Uk National Championships, with two races per day over the event. Races will be an hour duration with courses triangular or sausage in shape.

Not just for petrol heads, there are

South East Cornwall Walking Festival 14th – 21st September Walking is a great way to stay in shape

trade stands and exhibitors to view plus

and I can't think of anywhere better

catering facilities. Boconnoc is also great

than the beautiful rolling Cornish

for photographers - bring your camera!

countryside to do it.

Morval Vintage Rally

Walk lengths and start points vary but all take in the beautiful villages and

24th – 26th August (TBC)

hamlets of Cornwall, plus Bodmin Moor

The Morval Vintage Rally is what the

and the Tamar Valley. Many of the walks

August Bank Holiday weekend is really

start or go through Looe.

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ilovelooe & south east cornwall Looe Music Festival

Also in 2012, the Looe Music Festival attained charity

27th – 29th September

status. Profits from the Festival are used for local community

Looe rocks! Literally! The Looe Music Festival returns for its 3rd

workshops furthering new talent, and the next Looe Music

year and promises to be bigger and better than ever. Over

Festival. How praise worthy is that?

three days in September, the town of Looe will host more than

Last year's festival was a massive sellout and 2013 will be

60 bands playing everything from 40s swing to hip-hop.

no different. Book your tickets now to be part of this widely

In 2012, a crowd of 5,000 loved performances by The

talked about festival – it's going to be HUGE!

Stranglers, Showaddywaddy, The Skints and Levellers, to name

Photos from past festivals are on www.ilovelooe.co.uk

just a few. It was great to see families in amongst the masses and with its party atmosphere, it really is a stomping long

Please check times and dates before making a journey.

weekend for everyone.

Looe tIC offer a fast and friendly service - 01503 262072

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WHY GO FURTHER?

Holidays in Looe

SHORT BREAKS - ROMANTIC ESCAPES - FAMILY HOLIDAYS


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A PLACE TO STAY SOUTH EAST CORNWALL HAS SO MANY INTERESTING PLACES TO STAY, RANGING FROM BOUTIqUE B&Bs TO SUMPTUOUS HOTELS AND COUNTRY HOUSES. WHY NOT TRY

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The Rivercroft Hotel & Apartments

The Rivercroft is situated in East Looe and within easy walking distance of Looe town centre, beach, restaurants, cafés and shopping area. If you're looking for affordable quality, read this, then visit their website for more details. Over the years, Looe has become one of east Cornwall's and the Uk's best loved long and short stay holiday destinations.

Visitors enjoy a huge range of beautiful sandy beaches, quality restaurants, cafés, bars and

numerous attractions to suit all the family.

Accommodation in Looe is plentiful, ranging from B&Bs to luxurious hotels but if you're

looking for affordable quality, then take a look at The Rivercroft Hotel and Apartments.

With its choice of hotel rooms and apartments, The Rivercoft caters for everyone making it

perfect for that romantic weekend away or full-on family holiday.

Staying at The Rivercroft Hotel

Please mention iLoveLooe

They are designed with a double bedroom,

bathroom with bath and shower, kitchenette

and living room with sofa bed.

Each apartment also comes complete with TV,

DVD, full CH, welcome tray, security safe and

as an added bonus, daily maid service.

All ensuite hotel bedrooms have a fresh,

Eating at The Rivercroft Hotel

standard. Breakfast is included with all dietary

prepares a delicious range of seafood, meat,

relaxing feel and are furnished to a very high requirements catered for.

There is a choice of family rooms, doubles and twins, even a single, ideal for business people or individuals visiting family or friends.

Every bedroom is equipped with TV, wireless internet, clock radio, trouser press, hairdryer

Atmospheric and chic, the Croft restaurant

vegetarian and Mediterranean dishes. The

Lounge Bar is the place for a snack or bar meal

and to sample the delicious local beers.

Contact details

The Rivercroft Hotel and Apartments

Station Road, East Looe

and beverage making facilities.

Cornwall PL13 1HL

The Rivercroft Apartments

Telephone: 01503 262251

comfortable with a home from home feel.

www.rivercrofthotel.co.uk

The apartments are fully equipped and very

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NEED A BREAK? BOOk YOUR HOLIDAY, RESERVE A TABLE AND GET SOME RETAIL THERAPY IN SOUTH EAST CORNWALL’S FRIENDLIEST SEASIDE TOWN

B&Bs

Self Catering Ambleside B&B

4 Harbourside Apartment

Calico Guest House

Haven House

Pencarrow B&B

Spinnaker Cottage

Sea Breeze Guest House

Talland Bay Beach Cottages

The Old Bridge House

The Beach House Chalet

Anchor Lights B&B

Cartole Cottages

Hillingdon Guest House

Quay View

Telephone: 01503 263368

Telephone: 01503 262736

Telephone: 01503 262160

Telephone: 01503 264160

Telephone: 01503 265325

Telephone: 07981 629464

Telephone: 01503 263131

Telephone: 01503 264300

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Telephone: 01503 264976

Telephone: 01503 262334

Telephone: 01503 220956

Telephone: 01503 262906

Telephone: 01503 262205

Pendower Guest House Telephone: 01503 263711

The Old Malt House B&B Telephone: 01503 264976

The Watermark Guest House Telephone: 01503 262123

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Shopping Lovely Lane Interiors Telephone: 01503 265556

The Old Mill Gift Centre Telephone: 01503 262104

Purely Cornish

Hotels & Country Houses

Telephone: 01503 262680

Barclay House

The Guildhall Market

Fieldhead Hotel

Ginger in Looe

Telephone: 01503 262929

Telephone: 01503 262255

Telephone: 01503 262689

Telephone: 01503 265065

Eat & Drink

Hannafore Point Hotel Telephone: 01503 263273

Larsson’s Coffee House

Polraen Country House

Telephone: 01503 265368

Telephone: 01503 263956

The Jubilee Inn

Rivercroft Hotel & Apartments

Telephone: 01503 220312

Telephone: 01503 262251

The Smugglers Cott

Accommodation

Telephone: 01503 262397

Cornish Collection Ltd

Zute Bar

Looe Tourist Information Centre

Palfrey’s Bakery

Telephone: 01503 262736

Telephone: 01503 265135

Telephone: 01503 262072

Telephone: 01503 262945

The Plough at Duloe Telephone: 01503 262556

Trawlers On The Quay Telephone: 01503 263593

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THE LOOE APP DID YOU kNOW THERE’S AN APP FOR LOOE?

IT’S CALLED THE ‘ILOVELOOE’ APP AND IS AVAILABLE AS A FREE DOWNLOAD FOR IPHONES

AND ANDROID PHONES. IF YOU HAVE A SMART PHONE, WHY NOT GET YOUR COPY TODAY?

Customer Reviews Love it

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I am enjoying this app enormously. It is a great place to visit for locals and visitors alike. Whether you are looking for a place to stay, choose from all the fab local restaurants, share local knowledge or promote local business. There are some superb photos showcasing all the events and hotspots of Looe.

Amazing app for Looe

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This app is amazing if you live in Looe or if you’re traveling through. It can keep you up to date with the latest info. Most business in Looe are on it with all there contact details!

Impressive app

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A common problem with most apps & local sites like this is that they only cover businesses that sponsor them. This Looe app doesn’t rely on that, and really is comprehensive - from my limited knowledge of Looe, all the pubs & shops are included! Really useful guide, recommended.

How to download your copy of the Looe App

Brilliant and free

Just scan the appropriate qR code below or visit Apple via

A fantastic app that not only helps you plan your trip to Looe but also

iTunes or Google Play and search for ‘iLoveLooe’.

iPhone

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is hugely helpful when you’re there! Great app!

Android

Great app for beautiful resort

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We travel to our 2nd home in Looe 5 or 6 times a year & although I know the area pretty well, this app is up to date with restaurants, shops, what’s on and tide time tables. Great app to have on the move when out and about. Can thoroughly recommend it.

thank you to everyone who left these wonderful reviews of the app.

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Looe | May 2013 | Issue 6  

The May 2013 issue travels out to Roche Rock this month to bring you something a little off the tourist track. The regular What's On? and Pl...

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