The Lamorna Valley
The Lamorna Valley was once a bare rocky valley bereft of trees. The granite cliffs were quarried but after they closed in 1911, nature took over and brought the valley to life.
Today, the winter landscape is cheered by early flowering daffodils, primroses, violets and winter heliotrope.
Spring comes early in the valley. From early spring, butterflies can be seen. Wildflowers abound; in the woods bluebells bloom and early purple orchids can be found while the white blossom of the blackthorn slowly starts to appear in the hedgerow.
Trees have become established over many years, providing nesting and shelter for many different species of birds.
In the valley, birdsong fills the air and the cry of the buzzard can often be heard above the trees.