Getting closer to Nature OrchidTake time to discover the secrets of South East Cornwall and enjoy its areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, teeming with wildlife. Because of its mild climate, it's a pleasure to stay, anytime. In spring, you'll find the winding green lanes are a riot of wildflowers and birdsong. After the lush green of summer, autumn brings mellow, golden hues to the countryside, followed by the peace and stark beauty of wintertime. Throughout the year, the area hosts numerous fascinating events. You'll experience at first hand the sights, sounds and scents of the unspoilt countryside and get closer to wildlife here. Explore the peaceful river valleys, on foot or by canoe, where kingfishers dart and shy otters play. Visit our nature reserves such as the Seaton Valley Countryside Park, with its beach, riverside and woodland trails for cyclists and walkers. Or stroll through Kilminorth Woods on the Looe River estuary, part of the Looe Voluntary Marine Conservation Area and site of the fascinating Ancient Monument known as the Giant's Hedge.

For wider views, experience the atmosphere of Bodmin Moor which offers unrivalled panoramas of breathtaking scenery under a vast sky. Or take to the coastal paths, from Rame to Polruan, to admire the spectacular cliffs and sandy coves, watching for regular visitors like dolphins, basking sharks and seals as you go. With so much to experience and treasure, it's no wonder Cornwall has inspired generations of artists, writers and conservationists. To find out more about beaches and coastline, nature reserves, and wildlife and countryside events in and around South East Cornwall, contact: Looe, Polperro and district website: Coast and Country Caradon Countryside Services,

The Discovery Centre
Millpool, West Looe, PL13 2AAF.
Telephone: 01503 263286
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.southeastcornwall.co.uk

Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Five Acres, Allet, Truro, TR4 9DJ.
Telephone: 01872 273939 or 0872 240777
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.wildlifetrust.org.uk/cornwall

The Minions Heritage Centre
Minions, Liskeard, PL14 5LJ.
Telephone: 01579 362350
Email: [email protected]