Past events

 



February 2024

9 Feb

Work Party - Coppicing, widening and dog runs

Fri 9th Feb 2024, 9:30am to 3:30pm

 

Working around the junction of the Velvet Path and the Tramway, re-clearing the walls and coppicing there and close to the bench on the leat path.

More dog run repairs. 

 

Meet: Black Hill car park SX 05838 57303 



January 2024

17 Jan

Cornish Crosses

Wed 17th Jan 2024, 7:30pm to 9:00pm

 

Cornish Crosses.

A presentation by Andrew Langdon on their distribution, age, design and reasons for being set up. 

Meet: Luxulyan Village Hall, PL30 5QA

Members - Free. Non-members - £2



December 2023

8 Dec

Work Party - Lower Tramway

Fri 8th Dec 2023, 9:30am to 3:30pm

 

Ride widening on the Lower Tramway and re-clearing the Trevanney Dries. 

Meet: Ponts Mill car park SX0728856150 9.15 or on site 9.30

6 Dec

Seagrass Beds of St Austell Bay- change to schedule

Wed 6th Dec 2023, 7:30pm to 9:00pm

 

A presentation by Katie Bellman on St Austell Seagrass.

St Austell Bay  has one of the largest subtidal seagrass beds in the UK and seagrass is one of the fastest methods of carbon capture. 

 

Meet: Luxulyan Village Hall, PL30 5QA

Members - Free. Non-members - £2

 

We hope that the previously scheduled talk on Boconnoc: it is the Paradise of Cornwall can be rescheduled in the next year. 



November 2023

15 Nov

Time and Tide Bell - change to schedule

Wed 15th Nov 2023, 7:30pm to 9:00pm

In a change to the original schedule November's talk is now to be a presentation on the Time and Tide Bell by Phil Gadd.  

 

Meet: Luxulyan Village Hall, PL30 5QA

Members - Free. Non-members - £2

 

We hope that the previously scheduled talk on John Smeaton - Civil Engineer can be rescheduled in the next year. 

10 Nov

Work Party - Hedge laying and dog runs

Fri 10th Nov 2023, 9:30am to 3:30pm

 

Meadows area, finishing the hedges by the Velvet Path and the relaying hedge below the leat plus leak and dog run repairs. 

Meet: Black Hill car park Black Hill car park SX 05838 57303 

 



October 2023

20 Oct

Work Party - Incline hedge and dog runs

Fri 20th Oct 2023, 9:30am to 3:30pm

 

Cutting back the hedging beside the Incline, repairing dog runs in that area and other odd jobs. 

Meet: Ponts Mill car park SX0728856150 9.15 or on site 9.30

18 Oct

The Vicar of Warleggan

Wed 18th Oct 2023, 7:30pm to 9:00pm

 

The Vicar of Warleggan.

A presentation by John Keast on The Reverend Densham who for many years preached to an empty church. 

Meet: Luxulyan Village Hall PL30 5QA

Members - Free. Non-members - £2



September 2023

29 Sep

Work Party - Hedge laying and dog runs

Fri 29th Sep 2023, 9:30am to 3:30pm

Finishing the hedge by the Velvet Path and relaying the hedge below the leat, plus leak and dog run repairs. 

Meet at Black Hill Car Park at 09.30, SX 05838 57303

17 Sep

Coastal Boat Trip

Sun 17th Sep 2023, 10:45am to 1:00pm

 

Coastal Boat Trip.

A 2-hour trip from Mevagissey including lunch. 

BOOKING ESSENTIAL - only 12 places available.  Tel. Tracy 07785 741287 or email tracyclimber@hotmail.com

Meet: By the lighthouse, the outer harbour, at 10.45am

Open to FoLV Members only - £10 p/p



August 2023

19 Aug

A Walk in the Luxulyan Valley

Sat 19th Aug 2023, 10:30am to 12:30pm

 

A Walk in the Luxyulyan Valley.

Led by Gerry Brain we'll be exploring some of the Valley's rich history.

Meet: Ponts Mill car park at 10.30am. Map ref. SX 072 562.

Members - Free. Non-members - £2



July 2023

31 Jul

Breney Common Nature Reserve Guided Walk

Mon 31st Jul 2023, 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Guided Walk at Breney Common Nature Reserve, led by Cornwall Wildlife Trust's Reserves Officer.

Meet at 5pm at Gunwen Chapel (PL30 5DU or SX052612)

A one hour walk, suitable for families, followed by Refreshments in the Chapel including a virtual treasure hunt. 

 

For more information contact: friendsofthefowey@gmail.com

Free.  Donations gratefully received towards the CWT Rewilding Helman Tor Appeal. 

28 Jul

Work Party - Balsam Pulling +

Fri 28th Jul 2023, 9:30am to 1:30pm

Balsam pulling plus (2) 

Meadows area, balsam plus other jobs (walling, trees on the dries, growth cutting, rhodo clearance or dog runs, depending on what is needed most.)  

Meet 9.30am at Black Hill car park SX 05838 57303

22 Jul

St Austell Brewery Visit

Sat 22nd Jul 2023, 11:00am to 1:00pm

 

St Austell Brewery Visit.

A guided tour and beer tasting 🍺

Meet: Brewery Car Park, St Austell, PL25 4BY

Members - £10. Non-members - £20

21 Jul

Work Party - Balsam Pulling +

Fri 21st Jul 2023, 9:30am to 1:30pm

Balsam pulling plus (1) 

Starting by the gate and working up through the valley to picnic area, Balsam plus other jobs (walling, trees on the dries, growth cutting, rhodo clearance or dog runs, depending on what is needed most.) 

Meet 9.30am at Ponts Mill by gate SX 07262 56211



June 2023

18 Jun

A Walk in the Luxulyan Valley

Sun 18th Jun 2023, 10:00am to 12:30pm

 

A Walk in the Luxulyan Valley.

Let by Joan Farmer, we'll be looking at its wild flowers.

Meet: Black Hill car park at 10.00am. Map ref. SX 059 573.

Members - Free. Non-members - £2

17 Jun

Valley Partnership Open Event

Sat 17th Jun 2023, 12:00pm to 3:00pm

9 Jun

Work Party - Wheelpit

Fri 9th Jun 2023, 9:30am to 3:00pm

Wheelpit, surrounding structures, dog runs and path (part 2) 

We made a good start in April but lots more to do in the area, we'll be clearing back the vegetation around the wheelpit, and buildings, adding steps to the path beside the wheelpit and repairing some dog runs in the leat close by. 

Meet at Ponts Mill gate at 9.30, or at the Wheelpit at 10.00 SX0727256176.



May 2023

14 May

Heritage Tour of Warleggan

Sun 14th May 2023, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

 

Heritage Tour of Warleggan

Situated on the edge of Bodmin Moor and once known as the remotest village in Cornwall, join us and our guide John Keast for a tour of this hamlet famous for its ghost stories and its connection with Luxulyan, followed by a cream tea. 

Meet: Church Field, Warleggan, PL30 4HB

Members - £3. Non-members - £5



April 2023

22 Apr

Forest for Cornwall Tree Identification Event

Sat 22nd Apr 2023, 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Join Meike from the Forest for Cornwall team for a fascinating spring walk through Luxulyan Valley woodlands on Saturday 22nd April. The walk will include a detailed look at native trees and tree identification - both winter and summer as some trees will not yet be in leaf, and also induction information on becoming a tree warden. There will also be plenty of opportunites for questions during the walk.

Please bring sturdy footwear and come dressed for the weather, with a water bottle. The walks will last 1.5 to 2 hours and be at gentle pace, but please note that paths can be muddy, uneven and sometimes steep.

The walk is free but please book a space on Eventbrite - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/spring-walk-at-luxulyan-valley-woods-tickets-595765720307

Directions:

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Black Hills Car Park, PL24 2RR

16 Apr

Dawn Chorus

Sun 16th Apr 2023, 6:00am to 8:00am

Dawn Chorus.

A wonderful opportunity to try and identify our local birds with our expert David Thomas.

Meet: Black Hill car park at 6am. Map ref. SX 059 573.

Members - Free. Non-members - £2



March 2023

31 Mar

Cornwall Heritage Trust - Treffry Viaduct Guided Walk

Fri 31st Mar 2023, 2:30pm to 4:00pm

 

This is a unique opportunity to visit Treffry Viaduct and find out more about its history and management with Dick Cole, Cornwall Heritage Trust's Heritage Sites Officer.

It is anticipated that the walk, which is free of charge, will last approximately 1 ½ hours.
Please note that the walk involves uneven ground and will include steps and slopes.
Please wear sensible footwear and appropriate clothing.

Numbers will be restricted and places available on a first-come-first-served basis.


Book your free place today at www.cornwallheritagetrust.org

Meeting at Black Hill Car Park, Luxulyan Valley, 2.30pm

30 Mar

Cornwall Heritage Trust - Treffry Viaduct Film Screening

Thu 30th Mar 2023, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

 

Featuring local historian, John Smith, this 20-minute film offers a whistle-stop tour of the incredible history behind Treffry Viaduct.

The film screenings are open to the general public and are completely free. Refreshments will be served.

Screenings to be held at 4pm and 6pm, Luxulyan Village Hall

10 Mar

Work Party - Meadows & Dog Runs

Fri 10th Mar 2023, 9:30am to 3:00pm

Uprighting the overhanging branches around the Meadows and repairing dog runs. 

 

Meet at Black Hill Car Park at 9.30am, SX 05845 57312

8 Mar

Annual General Meeting - Luxulyan Institute

Wed 8th Mar 2023, 7:30pm to 9:00pm

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Followed by a presentation about the Forest for Cornwall Project.

Meet: Luxulyan Memorial Institute, PL30 5EB at 7.30pm.



February 2023

23 Feb

Volunteering Event with Cornwall Heritage Trust

Thu 23rd Feb 2023 - Fri 24th Feb 2023, 9:00am to 4:00pm

Cornwall Heritage Trust are holding two volunteering days on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th February, to carry out conservation work at the north of the Viaduct.Volunteers will help with tasks to uncover evidence of the old tramway by clearing away soil and material covering the site, and improve access for visitors by cutting back the vegetation encroaching the path.

The days will also include opportunities to learn more about the site with some short information talks from our Heritage Sites Officer about the viaduct, tramway and conservation work on the nearby Crib Hut. 

For further details and to join the team please complete the volunteer form here:

Treffry Volunteer Conservation Event