Exploring South East Cornwall
From St Germans, through Antony, Mount Edgcumbe, Kingsand and Cawsand to the Rame Peninsula; along the coast to Portwrinkle, Seaton, Looe, Talland Bay, Polperro and Lantic Bay, with diversions inland to Hessenford, the valleys of the East and West Looe rivers, the abandoned mines of Caradon and the old stannary town of Liskeard, Paul Lightfoot takes us to a ‘forgotten corner’ of Cornwall. South East Cornwall encompasses four nature reserves; two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, three Sites of Special Scientific Interest, and part of the World Heritage Site of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape. It includes archaeological sites; country churches; historic buildings, and one of the prettiest branch railway lines in the country. There is a variety of beaches, and a stretch of the spectacular Cornwall Coast Path.
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Dr Paul Lightfoot is a Cornishman living in South East Cornwall. He has a PhD in Geography and a longstanding interest in the countryside, local history, literature and photography. He is the author of Exploring the Fowey Valley, and has published articles on topics related to Cornwall and photography. His landscape photographs sell in local galleries and have been published in the regional and local press.
Exploring South East Cornwall is published in our Pocket Cornwall series.
- Map of South East Cornwall
- St Germans and the Rame Peninsula
St Germans and Port Eliot
Sheviock, Antony and St John
Kingsand, Cawsand and Rame Head
- Whitsand Bay to Looe
- The Valley of the East Looe River
The Caradon Mining District
The Looe Valley Railway
- The Valley of the West Looe River
East and West Looe
- The Coast from Looe to Lantic Bay
Lansallos and Lantic Bay
95 colour photographs, 1 map
150 x 153 mm
‘Many holidaymakers motor down the A30 to the picture postcard destinations in the west. … [they] leave behind them… a “forgotten corner” of Cornwall… ‘Exploring South East Cornwall’ may go some way to redressing this tourist imbalance… there are plenty of delights to go round and author Paul Lightfoot homes in on many of them in this informative little book’ (Tavistock Times Gazette, 09.08.12)
“The south-eastern part of Cornwall is sometimes thought of as a forgotten corner. And yet a little exploration reveals some of Cornwall’s most beautiful and fascinating places, many of them off the beaten track.” So writes Dr Paul Lightfoot in his new book, Exploring South East Cornwall… Paul Lightfoot is perhaps the ideal author. In his new book, Lightfoot takes the reader on a leisurely tour of south east Cornwall, taking in its varied landscapes, towns, villages and countryside, its estuaries and sandy and rocky shores. Churches and other historic buildings and the Caradon mining district also come under the spotlight.’ (Western Morning News, 21.08.12) You can read the full review here.
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