Welcome to our ‘What’s On’ page. Here you’ll find our event listings for both indoor and outdoor activities.
Looe Marine Conservation Group 2017 Events programme – click to open this one-page list.
Calendar poster 2017 Click to download our colourful poster of 2017 events to pin up or share.
Scroll down the page to read more on each event. Our Facebook page is updated with weather dependent information closer to each event.
Our events are free unless otherwise stated, but donations to the group are very welcome. No booking is required for most events. If the event requires you to book, please get in touch via the Contact page.
Our meetings are open to everyone. They are held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, usually upstairs at the RNLI Station, East Looe at 7.30 pm, but please check the events list as this may vary.
Please note that under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all our events.
Looe Marine Conservation Group is run entirely by volunteers. We’d love to hear from you if you have an interest in marine wildlife and would like to help out at our events or in any other way. No experience or knowledge is required as we provide training. Please use the Contact page to get in touch.
To find out more about joining Looe Marine Conservation Group, see our membership page.
Friday 22 April, 7.30pm, RNLI Lifeboat station, East Looe (Note this date has changed from 19 April) Mark Parry, from the National Marine Aquarium, will be giving an overview on the Community Seagrass Initiative – a pioneering citizen science research project spanning the coastsContinue Reading →
Friday 8th April, 12.45pm – 2.15pm Hannfore Beach, West Looe Come along for a day out exploring the amazing rockpools with our expert volunteers from the Looe Marine Conservation Group. Discover where to look and how to find some of the most beautiful local species – from Continue Reading →
Saturday 19th March, 10am-11.30am, Hannafore beach Join members of Looe Marine Conservation Group to help clean up the beach at Hannafore, and conduct a beach litter survey for the Marine Conservation Society. Marine litter is a threat to our wildlife. And the winter storms tend to thContinue Reading →
Tuesday 15th March, 7pm, Hannafore Point Hotel Come along for a night at the Hannafore Point Hotel where you can experience a great talk by Sue Sayer, from the Cornwall Seal Group, on seals, sea birds and cetaceans. Combine a vibrant personality with an intelligence fuelled by a passiContinue Reading →
Saturday 12th March, 11.30am -3.30pm RNLI Station and Hannafore Beach (Booking Essential) Come along to an introductory training course where you can gain skills in identifying the most common species found on the beaches of Looe. This event is perfect for those wishing to refresh theContinue Reading →
Saturday 27th February, Newquay Representatives from the Looe Marine Conservation Group will be heading out to Newquay to take part in the Your Shore Annual Conference. Whilst attending, they’ll be discussing ideas with various other marine conservation groups, allowing the LooeContinue Reading →
Saturday 27th February, 10-4am, Millpool Centre The Millpool Centre will be holding a Societies day from 10-4am on the 27th of February. Here you will be able to find out about all the local organisations you could get involved with, including the Looe Marine Conservation Group. Come Continue Reading →
Friday 19 February, 7-10pm, Millpool Centre, West Looe Local Looe chefs and businesses have joined forces with the Cornwall Good Seafood Guide to hold an evening of fishy food and fun in Looe on 19th February at the Millpool Centre. An informative talk by Matt Slater of the Cornwall WContinue Reading →
Tuesday 12th January, 8 pm RNLI Station, East Looe Join us for a talk by guest Speaker Abby Crosby, Marine Conservation Officer at the Cornwall Wildlife Trust, who will truly inspire you to get involved in observing Cornwall’s fantastic marine wildlife. We’ll find out out Continue Reading →
Wednesday 2nd August, Time to be confirmed, Fieldhead Hotel, Looe Get crafty making art from things found on the beach. A fun event for children to find out about marine conservation. This is a joint event held by Looe Marine Conservation Group and Fox Club (the junior branch of theContinue Reading →
Sunday 3 January – meet Coastguard Station 2 pm Start 2016 off with a New Year’s resolution to become involved in conserving Looe’s fantastic wildlife and marine environment. Join members of Looe Marine Conservation Group on Sunday January 3 at Hannafore West Looe foContinue Reading →
Saturday 5th December Start 2.00 pm. Arrive RNLI by 4.30 pm Join fellow Looe Marine Conservation Group members during Looe’s Festive Weekend on a festive marine trail through Looe – a guided walk celebrating Looe’s fantastic wildlife. We start at the Coastguard StatiContinue Reading →
Friday 30th October. 12.30pm – 2pm. Meet below the Coastguard Station at Hannafore, West Looe – look for the Looe Marine Conservation Group sailflags! Autumn is a great season for rock poolers because the tides go out further. This lower shore environment is full of creatures we normaContinue Reading →
Sunday 13 September, Meet 11 am at the Coastguard Station, Hannafore, West Looe – No ticket required This is a Free Event during the South East Cornwall Walking Festival. Join Looe Marine Conservation Group volunteers for an afternoon on the coast to the west of Looe. Walk fromContinue Reading →
Fri 14 Aug Meet Kilminorth Woods, Millpool Car Park, West Looe 11 am Booking essential for Mad about Mud event. Messy, dull, boring, lifeless? Wrong! The mudflats of the Looe estuary are rich and interesting habitats that support a hidden community of fascinating plants and animals Continue Reading →
Friday 31st July. 11.30am – 1pm. Meet below the Coastguard Station at Hannafore, West Looe – look for the Looe Marine Conservation Group sailflags! When it comes to summer holidays, there’s no better place than the seaside and no better way to spend an afternoon than exploring rContinue Reading →
Celebrate Looe’s Fishing Heritage at Two June Events Stop Press: See our Facebook page for the Timetable of Events Festival of the Sea During the biennial Lugger Regatta Week starting June 15 in Looe Cornwall, a Looe Festival of the Sea and a talk about the Cornwall Good SeafoodContinue Reading →
Saturday 30th May. 9.30am – 11am. Meet below the Coastguard Station at Hannafore, West Looe – look for the Looe Marine Conservation Group sailflags! Start off the summer by joining our expert volunteers for Looe’s ever-popular rock pool ramble! Why not spend an hour clambering over roContinue Reading →
Sunday 17 May, Meet 10 am at Downderry slipway. Car parking courtesy of the Inn on the Shore pub Join volunteers from the village of Downderry and the Looe Marine Conservation Group for a 2 hour beach clean that will stretch from the Downderry sea wall to Bass Rock. Great Bottle Top CContinue Reading →
Tuesday 28th April. 7.30pm. Lostwithiel Community Centre, Pleyber Christ Way, Lostwithiel, PL22 0HE. Local wildlife enthusiast and author, Prof. Derek Spooner, shares the inspiration behind his book “Wild Looe“. Focusing on the wonderful diversity of habitats and wildlife Continue Reading →