About Looe Land Train

Operating between the Millpool Car Park, Fore Street in East Looe, The Seafront, West Looe Quay & Hannafore. We operate daily during peak summer months with our schedule in shoulder periods posted on our Facebook page.

Tickets from just £1

Tickets start from just £1*pp, per stop – or a Full Tour for £5.

The full tour tickets operates as a hop-on hop-off service, with your ticket valid for the day of purchase. What’s more – you can enjoy an audio tour along the route too to learn more about Looe, its history and key points of interest.

The Land Train is ideal for those who find the walk from the main car park to the seafront a little arduous, in addition to exploring other parts of Looe you may not have discovered before.

*£1 for the section between West Looe Quay – Hannafore/Hannafore – West Looe Quay; Guildhall – Seafront/Seafront-Guildhall (all other sections of the route are charge at £2 pp, £5 pp for the Full Tour. All tickets are valid for the day of purchase only). 

With our main departure point being the Millpool Carpark (outside of the Library & Community Hub)… these are our stops on the circuit:

 

Stop 1 – The Millpool

You’ll find our stop right outside of Looe Library & Community Hub, location of Looe’s Tourist Information Centre too. This is Looe’s main car parking area with plenty of spaces, coach parking, EV charging and disabled/blue badge parking.

The Millpool area is located on the beautiful West Looe River. Before, or after, you hop onboard, you can enjoy the serenity of Kilminorth Woods where there is a circular walk, following the banks of the river. At the Millpool you will find toilet facilities, children’s play park and also the new Banking Hub.

Stop 2 – Fore Street, East Looe

New for 2024 – We leave the Millpool and pass over the river from West to East Looe. The first stop of the tour is in the very heart of East Looe where we set down opposite Looe’s famous Guildhall & Clock Tower, the location of the police station in BBC’s Beyond Paradise drama.

You are in walking distance of the shops, restaurants, cafes & bars – as well as the harbour (you can alight here if you’d like to walk onto the seafront & beach area, but like to do a little shopping or pick up refreshments on route, it is about a 5 mins walk).

Stop 3 – East Looe Sea Front

Our second stop is right outside of Looe’s RNLI boat house and just a few steps from both the quayside, for all the boat trips, as well as our wonderful sandy beach and famous Banjo Pier.

You will also find a range of cafes and shops as well as kayak, paddleboard and other beach & water sports hire. From this stop, you are a short walk to discover the Old Guildhall Museum & Gaol.

Stop 4 – West Looe Quay

After returning via Fore Street and over Looe Bridge, we turn onto West Looe Quay and stop right outside of the Quayside Centre (used for markets, live music & events). Along West Looe Quay you will discover the ancient church of St. Nicolas, Looe’s oldest pub (the Jolly Sailor) and a range of cafes, restaurants and shops too.

Walking further along the quayside, pasted the Heritage Centre to “Pennyland” to discover Looe’s famous statue in memory of Nelson the seal.

From here, you can visit the Looe Harbour Heritage Centre, catch the passenger ferry across to East Looe, or walk out to Hannafore (10 mins).

Stop 5 – Hannafore

Our final stop is the beautiful coastal community of Hannafore. This is a stunning stretch of coastline where you can walk (on the level) and enjoy vistas over Looe Island and the rocky shores, & sandy stretches, of Hannafore Beach.

Ideal for rock pooling, enjoying a lazy lunch – there are two cafes, a hotel bar & restaurant as well as a Bowling Green & Putting plus tennis courts. For those looking for a longer walk, you can continue on the SW Coast Path towards Talland Bay and Polperro.

Private Hire

Did you know, that Looe Land Train is available for private hire for weddings and special events?  Drop us an email to enquire or call/WhatsApp on 07585 479161

 

Offers From Our Partners

When you enjoy a tour on the Looe Land Train, your ticket can also be used to obtain special discounts on the following local businesses. Just show your ticket to obtain the discount shown:

Looe Self Drive Boats – enjoy 10% discount (£3.50 off) when you hire a boat on the Looe River for an hour (boats accommodate up to 5). You can find Looe Self Drive Boats on the slipway by the RNLI boat house, just steps from our Stop 3… what’s more – you can also use the promo code ‘Landtrain’ when you book online – and then just show your Land Train ticket on the day you enjoy the boat trip.

Enjoy 20% discount at Chennai Indian Fusion restaurant, located on Buller Street in East Looe; located between our Stop 2 and Stop 3. You can dine in the restaurant, where you can also bring your own wine & spirits at no extra charge, or enjoy a take away too (minimum spend of £20 on take away orders to enjoy this offer, no minimum when dining in the restaurant)

10% discount (on the day you purchase your ticket) at The Lookout cafe, located on the quayside near our Stop 3

Enjoy your choice of a coffee or tea + a muffin (blueberry, lemon or chocolate OR flapjack (cherry or cinnamon & apple) for just £5.50 when you show your Land Train ticket. Located at the end of the Millpool Car Park – Coasters is a perfect pit stop if you end your tour with us at the Millpool (or before your journey home at the end of the day).

Enjoy 10% off your drinks at Choklet on Higher Market Street, East Looe.  Show your Land Train ticket, between 5pm and 7pm for 10% off fabulous cocktails, wines & beers. Choklet is located between Stops 2 and 3 in East Looe.

FREE entry into the Smuggler’s Museum at Jamaica Inn (on Bodmin Moor) when you present your Looe Land Train ticket.

 

(If you are a local business & would like to include an offer for guests who ride the Looe Land Train – please get in touch by email)

Further Information

Follow us on Facebook & Instagram & for enquires.

You can reach us by Phone & WhatsApp on 07585 479161

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Are dogs allowed on board?

Yes, friendly dogs can jump on board for a small charge. This is for cleaning purposes and space allocation.

Does the land train have disability access?

Our carriage is currently unable to accommodate wheelchairs. However, our friendly team will be happy to help anyone with mobility difficulties on and off the land train. We can also carry pushchairs and mobility equipment for free.

Can I take my luggage on with me?

We can carry your luggage and beach equipment on the land train for a small charge.

What if it is raining, do you still operate?

We do operate if raining, however we will not operate in extreme weather conditions, we will post any changes to our schedules on our socials.

We are currently obtaining curtains for the back two bench seats for those who wish to shelter a little more from the rain.

Do you have a timetable?

The land train runs on a loop, every full tour takes approximately 30 minutes, depending on the traffic.

Why isn’t Looe Land Train electric?

After many years of independent research and advice from our consultant, we discovered that there was no vehicle with the electric technology to handle Looe’s steep hills. The science behind such a vehicle is currently being developed and we are being updated on its progress. We hope to convert to a greener option as soon as it becomes available.

Can you drop me off at my car/hotel?

We have four designated stopping sites that cover a wide range of convient locations. The land train is not permitted to stop anywhere other then these stops but speak to our friendly team to help you find your best drop off location.

How many passenger can you carry?

The land train can carry 20 people, with our Carriage Attendant on board, we can carry 19 passengers.

Do you do private hire for events?

Yes! From weddings, proms, club tours to birthday celebrations, we provide bespoke planning for your event. Contact us today at looeheritagetours@gmail.com to discuss further details.

Do all children pay full price?

All children traveling with an adult will pay just £2, this will allow them a full day of unlimited hop on and hop off travel. Babes in arms are free of charge.

Looe Land Train

Looe Land Train
The Millpool
West Looe
PL13 2AF

07585 479161