Loe Pool - The Loe

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The view out over Loe Pool in late autumn. This is the largest naturally formed freshwater lake in Cornwall.

Situated between Porthleven and Helston, the lake is separated from the sea by a shingle bank - the notorious Loe Bar. The lake was originally an estuary formed by the River Cober but over the millennia the river silted up and the mouth was covered.

From time to time the Loe floods and a breach has to be made in Loe Bar to allow some of the water to drain out.

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