Our vision is to create a new cycling and walking trail linking Liskeard, Looe and Bodmin, centred on the East and West Looe Valleys.
This exciting project would open up access to some of the most beautiful and distinctive landscape in Cornwall: the Looe estuary with its rich wildlife and ancient woodland; the East Looe Valley route which tells the story of how the Mining World Heritage Site at Caradon Hill was connected to the port of Looe via the Liskeard and Looe Union railway and canal; and the West Looe route which will offer more serious cyclists the tantalising possibility of a coast to coast route via Lanhydrock and the Camel Trail. Families and leisure cyclists will have the option of cycling from Liskeard to Looe then using the branch line – perhaps even with an occasional steam train – to travel back to their start point.
We are a step closer to realising this dream through the generosity of Cornwall Council, the EU LEADER funding programme, Liskeard Town Council, the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site and Liskeard Town Forum who have together funded a professional feasibility study into the East Looe route, involving experts in design and engineering, the environment and heritage. The study started in September and is due to report in the spring of 2017. Looe Town Council have committed funds to a similar study of the West Looe route which we hope to be able to use to secure a full funding package for this work.
There have been two public consultation sessions in November at which interested parties were able to contribute and comment regarding the development of the Trail proposal. There were held on the…
Thursday 17th November, 5pm – 8.00pm Eliot House Hotel, Liskeard
Monday 21st November Looe Community Academy 5pm -73.0pm
We are at a very early stage of the work so please bear in mind that we may not be able to answer detailed questions at this point. But it’s still very helpful to have them on our radar, and even better to hear good ideas that we might not have thought of. We don’t have the capacity to be able to respond individually to every comment but please be assured that we will read and consider everything that’s said.
Information and displays including maps are available on the downloadable Pdf’s below. Please use the comment form to sent your comments and details to [email protected] or post to The Millpool Centre, The Millpool, West Looe, PL13 2AF or call 01503 265947