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Kennall Vale Nature Reserve


Kennall Vale Nature Reserve is hidden away in the verdant Ponsonooth Valley. If you can find it, this is a gem of a place to visit.

TEL:01872 273939
Near Ponsonooth, Falmouth, Cornwall

OPENING TIMES

Open at all times

Hidden in the Ponsonooth valley, Kennall Vale Nature Reserve is in stark contrast to most of our ideas of Cornwall and it's endless sandy beaches or windswept moorlands. This special place has delicate ferns, bluebells, mosses, woodland anemones and huge beech trees. Originally Kennall Vale was the site of a once thriving gunpowder works used down the Cornish mines. When the mining industry collapsed the old buildings fell into disrepair.

Kennall Vale has wonderful wildlife, an abundance of birds such as dippers, and is home to the pipistrelle bat. Walk amongst the open glades or cross an abandoned weir. Take a seat beside the stream as it plunges its way down through leats and where huge iron cogs are still visible. At the top of the valley is a tranquil quarry where the granite was once used in the creation of viaducts around Cornwall.

If you have an opportunity to visit on a sunny winter day, you will experience the sun peeping through the beech canopy creating a magical light on the mosses and ferns.

From £489 - £1519/week

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