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Polperro

Polperro

The small coastal village of Polperro is located on the mouth of the River Pol, it lies just 6km from Looe.

The town with its small fishermen cottages and protected harbour is picturesque and attracts many visitors during holiday periods.

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Further Reading on Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polperro

Polperro Village

Polperro Village

The village is still a working harbour, fishing has been a feature of the area since around the 13th century, while smuggling has been a secondary industry for long periods.

The first coast guard station was built there to counteract the smuggling activities.

Today the village looks almost as it did in the 17th century and has been the set for a number of films and TV dramas.

The harbour is maintained by Harbour Trustees, unpaid volunteers who raise funds for the upkeep of the harbour from mooring and fish landing fees.

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Cliff Walk

Cliff Walk

The South West Coastal Path passes along the cliffs just outside the harbour.

The well maintained path runs for over 1000km along the south west, from Minehead in Somerset, along the North Devon and Cornish coasts.

Out towards Land's end and down to the Lizard where it swings back east towards Falmouth and long the south coast through Devon to Poole Harbour in Dorset.

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Copyright Moving Postcards Aug 22 2016

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