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Brockles Quay is an ideal location
from which to explore the South-East of Cornwall, 15-20 minutes drive will
bring you to the craggy coastal paths and secluded coves, or up on to Bodmin
Moor to explore ancient stone formations, the history of tin mines, or
reflect on the smugglers' tales set amongst the wooded creeks of this south
There is a range of opportunities,
literally on the doorstep, for fishing, walking, birdwatching and sailing.
The busy harbour town of Fowey,
about a mile downstream from Brockles Quay, offers a wide range of activities
as well as quiet and quaint corners but for many it is enough to just stay
at Brockles Quay and enjoy the changing scene of estuary life with the
ebb and flow of the tide and appreciating the peace this setting offers
away from the noise and haste of the other world.
From Brockles Quay,
the ancient Stannary town of Lostwithiel lies to the north, about five
miles by road or two miles by boat, with its antique shops, local art and
craft shops and tea rooms.
Or one can sit beside the river
by the medieval town bridge, watching the tide rise across the stony riverbed
where the sailing barges used to load tin for faraway destinations.