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September 2013

ilovelooe.co.uk ISSUE 9

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Looe Music Festival is coming folks... just over 2 weeks away now and closing in fast... I can’t wait! Have you got your tickets? Last year was completly sold out, so don’t hang around if you’re planning to come down this year. Check out pages 12 - 17 for photos from previous years and see why it’s such a phenomenal event. Don’t forget to say hi if you see me around too. On a slightly different note, the Looe 2014 Calendar is here and ready for immediate despatch to anyone who wants one. You can buy them online on iLoveLooe.co.uk or in Looe if you’re in town. Enjoy September and see you soon.

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Looking Back

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Looe Road Map

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Looe 2014 Calendar

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10 Who Are You? 12 Have You Been To? 22 What’s On? 25 A Place To Stay 26 Need A Break? 28 For Sale 29 The Looe App

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Looking Back August 2013

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VISITING

LOOE?

USE THIS MAP

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.

WHY?

Because iLoveLooe has the latest details about road closures and Google doesn’t!

SAT NAV

When you arrive in Looe I advise switching it off and using: 1. Directions from your B&B etc 2. My map of Looe... see below. Why? Well many of the roads in Looe are extremely narrow and the sat nav providers are still sending poor souls into Looe via them, which results in scratched paintwork and stuck vehicles. Please, do yourself a favour and switch off your sat nav in Looe - you’ll enjoy your holiday a whole lot more if you do. Download a Looe town road map here. Download the map on this page here.

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Updates to the map and new downloads will be made available when the road situation changes.

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Looe 2014 Calendar ilovelooe & south east cornwall

• 12 new images of Looe • Glorious colour • Big A3 size • Plenty of room to write • Useful dates included • White wiro binding • Hanging loop • Made in Looe • Buy online or in Looe

ON SALE NOW More details about the Looe calendar can be found here: http://www.ilovelooe.co.uk/ looe-calendar-2014/

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HAVE YOU BEEN TO

Looe Music Festival? THERE ARE SO MANY INTERESTING PLACES TO VISIT AND THINGS TO DO WHEN IN LOOE, SO I THOUGHT WE WOULD VISIT A FEW OF THEM HERE IN THE MAGAzINE.

Can you hear it? I can… it’s just a murmur but I can definitely

Cost: From £1 a day to £55 for the whole weekend.

hear it! It’s a buzz or a hum or a secretly spoken whisper, and I

Venues: Huge, open air stage on the picturesque and sandy

hear it everywhere around Looe. It’s on the web, Facebook and

East Looe beach + huge marquee in Buller Quay car park +

Twitter too!

smaller stages on East Looe beach, West Looe Quay, East Looe Quay, the Rose Garden and most of the pubs, clubs and

It can only mean one thing… September is coming and the

restaurants around Looe!

best thing since Cornish pasties and a pint of Betty Stoggs is on

Accommodation: Check out the hotel, B&B, self catering and

its way… the Looe Music Festival is coming folks. It’s only

camping listings on www.ilovelooe.co.uk.

4 weeks away – have you got your tickets yet? I can’t wait.

Food & drink: Too many places to mention around town but

It’s going to be awesome!

needless to say, you don’t need to bring your own!

Details

What: Looe Music Festival When: 27th – 29th September 2013 Where: Looe in Cornwall

THE STRANGLERS - 2012

Parking: Millpool car park in West Looe. Transport: Trains roll right into Looe + buses, boats, feet and cars all catered for.

Useful link: www.looemusic.co.uk


LEVELLERS - 2012

LEVELLERS - 2012

THE STRANGLERS - 2012

THE SKINTS - 2012

CROWNS - 2012


FMC - 2012

THE SELECTER - 2011

SANDFIRE SIREN - 2011

PHANTOM LIMB - 2011

THE JAM - 2011


THE NORMALS - 2011

ROY WOOD & HIS BAND - 2011

ADRIAN EDMONDSON & THE BAD SHEPHERDS - 2011

KIRSTI ROBINSON

THE JAM - 2011

TEN zERO ONE

COMPANY B - 2011


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WHAT’S ON? South East Cornwall Walking Festival

Walking is a great way to stay in shape and I can't think of anywhere better than the beautiful rolling Cornish countryside to do it. Here is the itinerary for 2013 but be sure to check out the website link below for further details. SATURDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER

THURSDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER

Walk up a Thirst! Kick off the festival with a walk to the Duloe

A Ramble from the Railway. To launch a new book of walks from

Beer and Cider Festival. Walk is about 2 miles in length, much of

the Looe Valley railway line we shall be taking a walk from

it uphill!

Sandplace to Polperro via the village of Pelynt.

SUNDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER

FRIDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER

Sand & Smugglers. A walk for all the family as we look back at

Mapping the Sun. Join archaeologist Jacky Nowakowski for a

the stories regarding the trade that went on along the Cornish

walk around the ancient monuments in the Minions area of

coast in the 18th century. How much of what we know is true,

Bodmin Moor.

how much is romantic fiction? Coastal Foraging Walk. Learn about edible plants on the coast and Donkey Trekking. Something different this year, take a walk with

shore, our coastal ecology and sustainable foods from the sea.

a donkey through some great Cornish countryside. SATURDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER MONDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER

Sunrise Equinox Walk. Meet up with members of the Caradon

Mapping the Sun. Join archaeologist Jacky Nowakowski for a

Archaeology Group to hopefully see the sunrise at the Hurlers

walk around the ancient monuments in the Minions area of

Stone Circle on Bodmin Moor and then go on to explore some

Bodmin Moor.

of the nearby Bronze Age sites close by.

TUESDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER

Wildlife Walk to Port Nadler. Join local expert volunteers for a

Coast and Creek Circuit. We have not visited Polruan during the

mostly easy walk from the centre of Looe to the beautiful cove

festival for many a year so we thought we would head out that

of Port Nadler.

way and take in some of the wonderful scenery.

Useful Link:

http://www.visit-southeastcornwall.co.uk/

WEDNESDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER Liskeard Heritage Walk. This circular walk crosses the eastern perimeter of Liskeard Parish and follows footpaths that traverse both countryside and urban areas. Historical Pub Crawl. Back by public demand! There is plenty of

Please check times and dates before making a journey.

history to be found in Looe, and much of it has connections with

Looe Tourist Information Centre provide a great service so

the many pubs and inns that have graced the town over the years.

give them a call if you have any questions - 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 SUPERB CAMPSITES TO SUMPTUOUS HOTELS AND COUNTRY HOUSES. WHY NOT TRY

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Tencreek Holiday Park

Please mention iLoveLooe when you call... thank you.

Sitting in beautiful Cornish countryside with fabulous sea views and close to some of the prettiest beaches in south east Cornwall, Tencreek Holiday Park is a superb place to stay. Did I mention it’s within walking distance of Looe too?

for all the family.

electric and water hook-ups for motors and four

• Superb facilities

The closest camp site to Looe

Quietly rural but certainly not isolated,

Tencreek is the closest camping and caravan

different types of pitch to suit all guests’ needs.

complex. Here you will find Deano’s Diner,

cabaret room and bar plus games room. Fun

We like…

• Idyllic position

• Loo of the Year Awards 2013 – GOLD

• Great entertainment

park to Looe and ideally situated for exploring

Tencreek Holiday Park Facilities

• Easy to get to.

Cornwall and South Devon.

always something to do. Adults and children

Contact details

Open all year, Tencreek offers a selection of

and multi sports pitch. For children there is a

Looe, Cornwall PL13 2JR

Polperro, Dartmoor, Bodmin Moor, the rest of

modern 6 to 8 berth caravans, all fully equipped with up-to-date kitchens, bedrooms and

bathrooms. Extra guests can take advantage of

The great thing about Tencreek is, there is

alike love the heated indoor swimming pool

fully equipped playground and toddlers pool, while the on-site shop with off-licence, bar

and launderette, mean you don’t have to go

the double put-u-up situated in the lounge.

far for everyday necessities.

For those on the move, Tencreek has plenty of

For the long summer evenings guests can

or traditional campers with tents. There are

evenings in the Castaways entertainment

availability for touring caravans, motor homes

enjoy fine entertainment and cabaret

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Tencreek Holiday Park, Polperro Road,

Telephone: 01503 262447

Email: reception@tencreek.co.uk

www.dolphinholidays.co.uk

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NEED A BREAK? BOOK YOUR hOLiDAY, RESERVE A TABLE AND ENJOY SOME RETAiL ThERAPY IN LOOE & SOUTH EAST CORNWALL - THE CORNISH RIVIERA

B&Bs

VIS e l o IT fo oe.

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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

Hillingdon Guest House

Cartole Cottages

Pendower Guest House

Quay View

Rivercroft Hotel & Apartments

Coddy’s Plaice

The Old Malt House B&B

Smuggler Cottage

Telephone: 01503 263368

Telephone: 01503 262736

Telephone: 01503 262160

Telephone: 01503 264160

Telephone: 01503 265325

Telephone: 07981 629464

Telephone: 01503 263131

Telephone: 01503 264300

Telephone: 01503 263159

Telephone: 01503 262573

Telephone: 01503 262906

Telephone: 01503 220956

Telephone: 01503 263711

Telephone: 01503 262205

Telephone: 01503 262251

Telephone: 07735 392 207

Telephone: 01503 264976

Telephone: 0787 907 6677

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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 Smugglers Cott

Accommodation

Telephone: 01503 262397

Cornish Collection Ltd

Zute Lounge, Bar & Kitchen

Looe Tourist Information Centre

Palfrey’s Bakery

Telephone: 01503 262736

Telephone: 01503 265135

Telephone: 01503 262072

Telephone: 01503 262945

Camping & Caravans

The Plough at Duloe Telephone: 01503 262556

Tencreek Holiday Park

Trawlers On The Quay

Telephone: 01503 262447

Telephone: 01503 263593

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FOR SALE DID YOU KNOW THAT ILOVELOOE.CO.UK HAS AN ONLINE SHOP?

WE WILL SOON SELL ALL MANNER OF UNIQUE PRODUCTS MADE RIGHT HERE IN SOUTH EAST

CORNWALL. ALSO, BUY ANYTHING FROM THE SHOP AND YOU’LL BE SUPPORTING ILOVELOOE.

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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

★★★★★

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

★★★★★

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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