Joseph Treffry completed the viaduct in 1842 as a convenient route between the coast and high ground where he owned land and mineral setts.

The Luxulyan Valley is classified as a County Wildlife Site

The valley is also known for its picturesque qualities and ecological interests which have been long recognised.

The Wheelpit originally had a 30-foot diameter water wheel supplying power to a cable mechanism for hauling wagons up the Carmears Inclined Plane.

Much of the valley is covered in dense woodland, with rich ecological diversity and tranquil beauty.

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

Upcoming events

7 Jun

Beaver Project Visit - Cancelled until further notice

Sun 7th Jun 2020, 7:30pm to 9:00pm

FoLV Members Only

A 2-3 hour guided walk around a unique reserve to see what the beavers have been doing since their recent re-introduction to Cornwall. 

Reduced price of £5 per person.

Booking essential - contact Tracy 01208 831961, email: tracyclimber@hotmail.com

Meet: Woodland Valley Farm, Ladock, Truro TR2 4PT

25 Jul

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: tracyclimber@hotmail.com

Meet: St Austell Brewery Visitor Centre, 63 Trevarthian Road, St Austell PL25 4BY

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Interactive map

Learn more about the Valley and plan your trip with our interactive map.