Welcome to The Friends of Luxulyan Valley
Luxulyan Valley is a beautiful wooded valley in mid Cornwall through which runs the river Par. It was designated as part of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site in 2006 for the fascinating early 19th century industrial remains that can be found throughout the area.
The Friends of Luxulyan Valley are a group concerned with the conservation of the Valley. We were established in 1997 and have links with Cornwall Council and the Footpath Committees of Luxulyan and Lanlivery parishes. We are also members of The Conservation Volunteers. Our objectives are to promote, preserve and protect the valley.
You can help us by joining the Friends to keep this treasure for future generations; individual membership costs just £8 per year, joint membership £10 and family membership £12. Members get a quarterly newsletter and free entry to most of our events.
‘The valley is one of the most charming sylvian scenes in the West of England, diversified with granite bolders, and spanned by the graceful Treffry viaduct that is also an aqueduct, though the train did not allow time enough for admiration of the natural beauties’ (Mr Trevail, The Royal Cornwall Gazette, 1900).
As we walk through the tranquil valley with its natural-looking slopes, mature trees and trilling streams, it is difficult to keep in mind that its character, seemingly so unspoilt, results from its history as an industrial site. Although it was too deep to clear for farmland, too rocky to stream for tin, too steep to build housing estates, it has never been an unchanging idyll.
St Austell Brewery Visit - Cancelled until further notice
Sat 25th Jul 2020, 11:00am to 1:00pm
A guided tour to mark the 50th anniversary of "Black Tot Day". 31st July 1970 was the last day on which the Royal Navy issued sailors with a daily rum ration (the daily tot).
Reduced price of £10pp for FoLV members, £15pp for non-members.
Booking essential - contact Tracy 01208 831961, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet: St Austell Brewery Visitor Centre, 63 Trevarthian Road, St Austell PL25 4BY
Sat 22nd Aug 2020, 10:30am to 12:30pm
Discover the world of fungi with our guide Pauline Penna.
Meet: Gunwen Chapel, Breney Common PL30 5DU