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.
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 FoLVMembership@gmail.com if you'd like to attend and the link will be shared nearer the time.
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