Useful things to know about the Lerryn area

In order to provide local information which is as up to date as possible, we have collected together links to authoritative sources of information and advice on specific topics of local interest.

If there are other links you think we could usefully supply, please contact us.

The topics are in alphabetical order.



Beaches   Cornish beaches


Boating and Moorings:

   Fowey Harbour Commission   Fowey Harbour

   Fowey Annual Regatta  Harbour activities

   Flood Watch  Government warnings


Banks (Lostwithiel)   Lloyds bring a van to the town car park on Monday and Wednesday mornings.



   Anglican   See link to Church of England churches under the 'Local Groups' section.

   Methodist  (Well Street, Tywardreath)   Tywardreath Chapel

   Non-denominational (Lostwithiel)   Contact Graham Jarrett  01208 873305

   R Catholic (Looe)  Contact Carol Baker 01208 872281


Citizens Advice  Cornwall centre


Councils   See links to Boconnoc, St. Veep and St. Winnow councils under the  'Local Groups' section.



   Polruan - Fowey  Polruan Ferry

   Mevagissey - Fowey  Mevagissey Ferry

   Bodinnick - Fowey  Bodinnick Ferry

   Torpoint - Devonport  Torpoint Ferry


Libraries (Lostwithiel) The Library, now staffed by very helpful volunteers, is at the top of North Street, open Mondays 9.30-12.30; Wednesdays 9.30-17.00; Fridays           13.00-17.00.


Local History:

   Meetings mostly in Lostwithiel   Old Cornwall Society

   Meetings mostly in Lerryn   Lerryn History Society

   County-wide  Museums

   Language  Cornish Language Fellowship


Medical (Lostwithiel):

   Surgery  Lostwithiel surgery

   Dentist  Practice in Brunel Quays


Post Offices:

   Lerryn  Post Office partnership in Lerryn River Stores, every morning except Sunday

   Lostwithiel  Pop-up post office in the Community centre provides postal and some banking services: Mondays 14.30 - 17.30; Thursdays 10.00 - 13.00.


Public Transport:

   Rail - There is no ticket office at Lostwithiel station, but tickets can be bought online in advance or from the conductor on the train. Mainline services between

   Paddington and Penzance stop here, though not all of them. For timetables, consult the boards at the station and either the national system at national rail 

   or local services at Great Western Region.

   Buses - Service buses no longer cover Lerryn. For service buses stopping at Lostwithiel, consult  the south-west section of

   There is also a community bus, run by local volunteers. This is based in Lerryn, but always picks up in Lostwithiel. See the LAMA link at the foot of the Home page, or

   look up Lerryn Area Minibus in the 'Local Groups' section.


Walking and Cycling:

    Coastal walking - See the site  at South West Coast Path.

    Cardinham Woods  - This beautiful stretch of woodland caters for walkers, and information can be found at websites provided by the Forestry Commission

    and also  the Woodland Trust. The area has facilities for cyclists too. Cycles can be hired for whole families, but there are also designated red and blue trails for       

    mountain bikers. See the website of Get Active Cornwall.

    Lerryn - A recently updated local publication, Six Circular Walks Around Lerryn, is available from Lerryn River Stores.