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For details of all train times and fares contact National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 or visit Great Western Railway The easiest way to get to Looe is by train, although there are also frequent buses from Looe to Polperro and Liskeard.For timetable information, zoom in on the interactive map and click on the train station and bus stop symbols, visit Traveline or phone 0871 200 22 33.More cynical narrators have suggested that perhaps the clergyman's eccentricities were actually cultivated to keep prowlers away from the churchyard while the smugglers were bringing their cargo through (see the Talland & the Giant's Hedge Walk).On Talland Beach at low tide you can see the boiler of a French trawler wrecked here in 1922.From large and luxurious hotels, to small and personable B&B's, as well as self-catering options and campsites.The businesses that support the Path, where you've chosen to visit, are listed here.Joseph Thomas was also responsible for the quayside in East Looe, across the water, as well as the rail loop to Liskeard.Other projects of his include Hannafore Road (ahead) and the Hannafore Estate.
According to legend, Phoenician tin trader Joseph of Arimathea landed here with his teenage great-nephew, Jesus Christ, before they travelled up the coast to Glastonbury to found Christianity in Britain.
Talland Church, nestling in the hollow of the hill above the bay, is noted for its detached tower and its old bench-ends.
In past times, it was also famed for its eccentric vicar, the Rev Richard Dodge, who at the start of the eighteenth century was a renowned exorcist, and was often to be seen leaping around the churchyard at night, cracking a whip around the headstones to drive away evil spirits.
It is a natural sanctuary for sea and woodland birds, and because of its unusually mild climate daffodils bloom here at Christmas.
Cornwall Wildlife Trust run tours out to the island throughout spring and summer, and you can find details about these on their website.
It was a popular place for pilgrimages; but so many people drowned trying to reach it that a new Benedictine chapel was built just across from it on the mainland, sometime around the twelfth century.