Video Postcards

Below are some video postcards showing the surrounding area to Valleybrook.

Looe: The seaside town of Looe which keeps visitors entertained all year round and is still very much a working fishing port.

Fowey: Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the town hangs off the west side of the Fowey estuary. As you walk the ever narrowing streets medieval and Georgian buildings cast shadows over each other and a vibrant history comes to life. If you're a foodie then Fowey is home to many bistros, cafes and restaurants where you'll find menus offering the best in local produce.

St Austell Bay: The curve of the bay with its sandy beaches is a haven for watersports and family holidays. The white peaks of the China Clay industry overlook the market town of St Austell, Cornwall's largest town dating back to the 13th century. Situated about a mile from the coast and within easy access to the world-famous Eden Project and Heligan Gardens, walk along Fore Street and you reach the historic core of the town to discover the fine Holy Trinity Parish Church and opposite, the Italianate facade of the Market House.

Bodmin Moor: The 150 square miles of moorland is a great place for walking and brings you closer to the fascinating landscape, both natural and manmade. Such is the importance of the moor it has a whole swathe of designations including World Heritage Site status which recognises the importance of the tin mining industry dating back over 4,000 years. It has also been named an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and most of the moor has been declared a Site of Special Scientific Interest. From the top of Rough Tor and Brown Willy, the two highest peaks in Cornwall, the views are spectacular, while below you ancient buildings, standing stones and medieval farms add to the feeling of a land full of history waiting to be explored.

The Rame Peninsula:Known as Cornwall's forgotten south east corner, the Rame Peninsula is a beautiful landscape of tidal creeks, sandy beaches, lush farmland and country parks. Small villages hide at the heads of creeks, waiting to be discovered, whilst the stretch of coast fronting onto Whitsand Bay offers fantastic views and great walking along the South West Coast Path. Rame Head, at the eastern end of Whitsand Bay, guards Plymouth Sound from the prevailing winds. It is crowned by the remains of a 14th century chapel, dedicated to St Michael and is a popular spot for birdwatchers. The nearby Penlee Battery, a disused Napoleonic fort, is now a nature reserve. Sheltered by the headland are the twin villages of Kingsand and Cawsand. Once a popular haunt of smugglers, they are now well geared up for the tourist trade with waterfront pubs and restaurants. A seasonal passenger ferry runs from Cawsand to Plymouth.