Otter Surveys

The Friends of Luxulyan Valley's Otter Spotters Group continues to gain more information about the Otter movements in the Valley. We know they are there from the many signs that have been reported, but to get a more accurate picture we have organised quarterly ‘Otter Spotter’ weekends.

The Valley’s river and leat system has been divided up into small sections, each of which is surveyed over one weekend by our ‘Spotters’, at a time that suits them, and should take no longer than a couple of hours. The Group may then have a follow up meeting if deemed useful or necessary, at a venue to be arranged, to discuss and view their findings.

We are also starting to undertake water quality surveys on behalf of the West Country Rivers Trust.  More information on this to follow. 

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The proposed dates are: 



8th to 11th May 

10th to 13th July 

9th to12th October 


12th to 15th February 

7th to 10th May

If you would like to help us and the Cornwall Wildlife Trust to gather more information about these beautiful creatures, then please contact us via the contact form