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

2 Dec

Westcountry Rivers Trust - RESCHEDULED via ZOOM

Wed 2nd Dec 2020, 7:30pm to 9:00pm

A presentation by Lydia Deacon about how the WRT helps look after our local rivers.

Now to be presented via Zoom - please email if you'd like to attend and the link will be shared nearer the time. 


Members only.

16 Dec

Christmas Social and UK National Parks - cancelled until further notice

Wed 16th Dec 2020, 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Come and enjoy an evening of Christmas indulgences, and a presentation by Tracy Elliot on the 70th anniversary of the Peak District becoming the UK's first National Park. 

Meet: Luxulyan Village Hall, PL30 5QA

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Interactive map

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