A day in the valley with surprises

20th May 2022

A member of the Friends shares a surprise finding during his walk in the Valley recently. 

Black Hill Car Park

15th April 2022

For those of you who have been wondering what has been happening at Black Hill car park, we are sharing information from Cornwall Council. The car park is now open. 

A dry day at Trevanny Dry

8th March 2022

We were blessed with dry sunny weather on last month’s work party at Trevanny Dry. This was the second work party at the dry, the first a few months ago clearing the linhay floor of bramble, grass and saplings (buddleia in particular). We had peeked into the gateways of the settling tanks, back then resembling wild secret gardens, ones trying hard to become woodland. Scarlet elf caps made themselves known in boggy corners, but alas, no elves to go with them. Although a home for much wildlife, tree and bramble roots are bad news for historic building remains and need removing.

The Curious case of water in the Charlestown Leat

5th January 2022

Built in the 1790s by Charles Rashleigh the Charlestown Leat originally carried water from the Par River in Luxulyan parish to Charlestown Harbour to maintain its wet dock. The 7-mile waterway is still evident along its length but has collapsed or been dug up in several places and so is not fit to carry water. 

It was a great surprise therefore when a regular visitor to the Valley reported to the Friends late last December that water was once again flowing in the leat. Two of the Friends immediately investigated and after confirming this was the case decided to walk its length to identify the cause.

What they found was puzzling and worrying.

A new, New Year Resolution perhaps?

30th December 2021

Exciting things are afoot in the Valley and changes are afoot on the FoLV committee too.

After many years of leading the way our Chairman Jim Cleare has decided to step down as chair and our secretary and water sleuth Joan Farmer will also step down from the committee at our next AGM in March 2022. We are therefore looking for new committee members that share our passion for the Valley and are keen to be a part of its future development as well as its protection.