The Liskeard – Looe railway has got to be the most scenic family attraction in Looe. Also known as the Looe Valley Line, this 9 mile stretch of railway passes through some great examples of the peaceful Cornish countryside.
You’ll find the lively market town of Liskeard at the head of the line and the landscape along the journey is still home to fascinating landmarks from the area’s past – you just need to know what to look out for. Why not take advantage of one of the halts along the line and explore in your own time? The Holy Well at St Keyne still attracts the curious and those with a passion for history, and those who alight at Causeland can walk the mile to Duloe which has a church dating back to the 13th century.
2010 saw steam trains run along the line once more in celebration of the Great Western Railway, and it’s easy to imagine the days when the whistle of the steam trains and billows of steam would have pierced the peace and quiet as they chugged their way past. There are many walks and trails to pick up from the stations, and the Rail Ale Trail is a treat for those with an interest in the many suppliers of Real Ale on the line.