Visit beautiful Looe Island on your Cornish escape
February 23rd, 2016
The Cornwall Wildlife Trust-run Looe Island is soon to open for the 2016 season, showcasing its glorious natural landscape and abundant wildlife.
Looe Island, also known as St George’s Island, and historically St Michael’s Island is a small island a mile from the mainland town of Looe in Cornwall with you now able to book your place to visit this stunning nature reserve.
The haven is home to a large variety of nesting birds such as oystercatchers, shags and cormorants as well as Cornwall’s largest colony of the black-backed gulls. In the next few months the island really comes alive with sea birds breeding and wild flowers blooming in preparation for spring.
Keep your eyes peeled on the boat ride to the island with grey seals and dolphins usually seen frolicking in the boat’s wake.
A guided walk takes around three and a half hours which includes an informative slideshow in Jetty Cottage with the warden, or you can explore the Island on your own.
All the guided walks are afternoon events and cost £25 per person.
Dates this year are: Wednesday April 6, Wednesday April 20, Thursday May 5, Friday May 20, Saturday June 4, Monday July 18, and Thursday September 29.
Plus there are two speciality guided walks, both afternoon events, costing £25 per person.
Sunday July 3: Birds of Looe Island with Derek Spooner, and Thursday September 15, History of Looe Island with Mark Camp.
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Photo by: Paula Goddfellow