Portheleven is a small working fishing village in Cornwall. It is often subject to severe Atlantic winter storms. The inner harbour is protected by a wooden storm gate, however during this storm the sea won the battle and many boats were destroyed.
There are many tors on Bodmin moor, they are wonderful landmarks for walkers. This one is next to a quarry known as Cheesewring, the views are stunning across the moor.
Bluebells underneath trees in a Cornish woodland.
A small gypsy caravan in a field in St Martin ,Looe, Cornwall.
The Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Truro is a Church of England cathedral in the city of Truro, Cornwall. It was built between 1880 and 1910 to a Gothic Revival design by John Loughborough Pearson on the site of the parish church of St Mary. It is one of only three cathedrals in the United Kingdom with three spires.
St Mawes Castle is situated at the mouth of the Carrick Roads, the entrance to Falmouth Harbour, Cornwall. It is among the best-preserved of Henry VIII's coastal artillery fortresses, and the most elaborately decorated of them all.
Godrevy lighthouse was made famous by Virginia Woolfe in her novel 'To the Lighthouse', though she places it elsewhere in the book. This, the focus of her inspiration, stands on the diminutive and rocky but pretty Godrevy Island, at the centre of a circular grassy area enclosed by a low stone wall. In stormy weather the island is exposed to the full fury of the Atlantic and it exists to warn passing vessels of the dangers of the Stones reef which stretches from Godrevy island in the direction of the town of St Ives.
A small red and yellow dinghy on the beach at Mylor Yacht Harbour. Cornwall. The harbour is basking in sunshine after a heavy shower of rain.
This is the Eastern breakwater in Mylor Yacht Harbour just after a sharp rain shower.
Mevagissey is a small working fishing village near St Austell, Cornwall.
An enormous wave breaks over the end of the breakwater in Portreath, Cornwall. The small structure you see in this photo is no longer there having been wiped out by another huge wave!
The rusty remains of a shipwreck at Place beach near St Mawes, Cornwall. Once a thriving port, now a secret beach.
Commercial fishing vessel PZ 115 returns to her homeport of Newlyn, Cornwall. Newlyn is still a busy fishing port near Penzance and within Mounts Bay.
As the sun went down the light struck this windmill and made it stand out against the sky.
Portreath Beach is known for it’s spectacular seas. The cliffs around it are steep and the waves hit with the full force of the Atlantic.
Newlyn is a busy commercial fishing port in West Cornwall, near Penzance. It has also embraced pleasure boats which sit on a fairly new marina alongside the commercial fishing dock.
Empty pontoons of the Helford River Sailing Club looking towards The Ferryboat Inn, Helford Passage, Cornwall. The pontoons are free of boats during the winter period, this is taken on a beautiful wwinters day in January.
This tiny fishing village in North Cornwall was made famous in the televison series Doc Martin, starring Martin Clunes. The small cottage on the left side of the central group of buildings is the Docs surgery as in the tv series.
Taken looking out from a remote cove barely accessible from the land. In the distance there are two rocks called the Two Sisters
Port Quin as seen from the sea. This quiet little village is home to Doc Martin the famous tv series was filmed here on location.
Tintagel Castle taken from the sea. This brooding 13th-century castle sits on the rugged and spectacular Atlantic coast in Cornwall, which recalls the myth and mystery associated with King Arthur and Merlin the magician.
The name of Tintagel immediately conjures images of King Arthur and the legends associated with him. The blackened ruins of Tintagel Castle brood over the coast, but no-one can say for sure whether this was really the place where Uther Pendragon seduced the Queen of Cornwall. The ruined Norman castle is much more recent than the times of the legend, although there are signs of much earlier settlements. On the left of this photograph the large Camelot Castle Hotel can be seen.
A view of some of the beautiful houses built on the outskirts of Port Isaac.
Taken from the Maritime Museum this image depicts a busy Falmouth Harbour. Falmouth week is about to begin and the harbour and marinas are full of boats. The streets are full of people and the car parks are full despite the dull weather.
Looe Harbour is a working fishing harbour and every day the fishing boats come in and dock alongside the fish quay to unload their catch.
The Loe, also known as Loe Pool, is the largest natural freshwater lake in Cornwall, United Kingdom. It is situated between Porthleven and Gunwalloe and downstream of Helston, it is separated from Mount's Bay by the shingle bank of Loe Bar. Both the Loe (including the southern arm known as Carminowe Creek) and Loe Bar are situated within the Penrose Estate, which is administered by the National Trust, and are designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest by Natural England.
Godrevy Lighthouse was built in 1858–1859 on Godrevy Island in St Ives Bay, Cornwall. Standing approximately 300 metres off Godrevy Head, it marks the Stones reef, which has been a hazard to shipping for centuries. Orton effect added.
Stormy skies over Falmouth harbour. The yacht and boats are lying moored quietly facing the wind and waiting for the heavens to open!
A stunning view of the countryside and Polzeath and Rock in the distance taken from the Atlantic Highway in Cornwall.
This is Jubilee Wharf an eco building in Penryn at the top of the Penryn River.It was built using pioneering techniques of eco-development, and designed by Bill Dunster of ZED Factory, Jubilee Wharf tries to foster community through the range of activities that take place here, within a building that aims to reduce its resource consumption without compromise to the quality of living environment.
The new eco building at Jubilee Wharf in Penryn, alongside is the old quay, where working fishing vessels moor alongside to drop of their catch.
Porthleven harbour is frequently hit by storms and sometimes suffers severe damage as a result. Here the harbour is braving stormy seas and crashing waves during the winter of 2016.
A wave hits the sea wall at Porthleven Harbour on a windy evening.
The Lizard Peninsula, in case you haven’t guessed it by now, is the most southerly area of the British Isles, an expanse of about 14 miles in length and 14 miles in width and surrounded by the sea on three sides; hence 'Peninsula'! The popular town of Falmouth is about 10 miles to the North-East and Helston, a good sized town, is to the North. The Lizard Peninsula is home to some great villages, bastions of Cornish life that have overtly at least, escaped modern life.
Godrevy Lighthouse was built in 1858–1859. The Stones reef had always been a hazard to shipping and a lighthouse had been considered many times prior to 1858 but nothing came of plans until the SS Nile was wrecked on 11 November 1854, with the loss of all on board. The lighthouse is a white octagonal tower, 86 feet high and made of rubble, stone and mortar.
Porth Nanvan is one of the most photograhed coves in Cornwall. The pebbles are protected and may not be removed.
The Eden Profjuect, Cornwall is always lit up around Christmastime. The lights are spectacular every year and they are always different too.
Colourful fishing boats return back to the popular fishing harbour of Newlyn near Penzance, Cornwall.
The Old Coastguards Lookout is a totally romantic and unspoiled venue on the headland overlooking Veryan Bay with inspiring views out to sea and along the coast. The Lookout is licensed for weddings.
There are some beautiful beaches and coves on what is know as the Cornish Riviera. This is the view from Cahaeys to Penare Point. A ship can be seen heading for St Austell.
A carpet of beautiful bluebells stretches out underneath trees in the beautiful county of Cornwall.
RNAS Culdrose and the Falmouth Lifeboat on exercise in Falmouth Harbour.
The Bodinnick to Fowey car ferry provides easy access between mid and east Cornwall. It is ideal for day trips between Looe or Polperro in East Cornwall and Fowey and further down to west Cornwall. For walkers it provides access in particular to the Hall Walk starting or ending in Bodinnick.
Fowey Harbour is situated on the south coast of Cornwall, it is popular both with tourists and sailors. The Harbour of Fowey is named after the town of the same name, situated on the western side of the mouth of the river Fowey, with Polruan opposite.
The author Daphne du Maurier began her lifelong affair with Fowey – pronounced Foy – in the 1920s. In those days it was still a hard-working china clay port, but she fell in love with the romantic creeks, the salty fishing quays and the views of pretty Polruan village on the opposite side of the estuary. Visitors are still drawn to these boaty little places, the sublime woodland setting and the coastline. Described as the St Ives of the south coast, Fowey is now one of the smartest, most celebrated harbour towns in Cornwall but, in essence, it hasn’t changed much.
Brightly coloured sails racing below the small fishing village of Polruan. Polruan It is bounded on three sides by water: to the north by Pont Creek, to the west by the River Fowey and to the south by the English Channel and neighbours Bodinnick village. Polruan is very steep and well protected from the prevailing winds and Polruan Pool is a haven for small boats.
A view across the water of Fowey from Bodinnick. Fowey is a small town and cargo port at the mouth of the River Fowey in south Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The town has been in existence since before 1300; the estuary of the River Fowey forms a natural harbour which enabled the town to become an important trading centre.
Pont is a tiny hamlet near Fowey in Cornwall. This bridge gives the hamlet it’s name. The hamelet in the 19th century was a thriving port, where grain and goodds were unloaded from ships.
Old warehouses that once stored grain, timber and sand from the ships that unloaded their wares here in this tiny creek.
An old notice still on the wall of a building dating back to 1894. These are the prices for dropping off shipping in Pont, near Fowey, Cornwall.
Pont in its heyday was an important river quay with barges sailing up from Fowey to unload their cargo and to take on board produce from the farms. Nowadays it’s a popular stop on Hall Walk.
Chicadee is a beautiful old and abandoned boat sitting in a field overlooking the North Atlantic ocean. on the North Coast of Cornwall in Botallack. In the distance you can see the old mine workings of Botallack. Much of the famous television series Poldark was filmed right here.
Two old “moggies” parked outside Truthwell Cottage in Botallack West Cornwall. This brightly coloured cottage sits just off the main road that runs through the village.
These old engine houses are so much a part of the Cornish landscape. This is engine house of the now redundant, Botallack mine and it was in this area where part of the famous TV series, Poldark was filmed.
On the wild Tin Coast, the famed Crowns engine houses cling to the foot of the cliffs. Part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site and Poldark filming location.
The popular 2015 TV series Poldark was filmed partly in Botallack, using Manor Farm to play the part of Ross Poldark's fictional home of Nampara. Botallack Manor farm dates back to 1681, or at least that's the date carved onto the granite fireplace. ... Botallack Manor is located a short stroll from the heart of West Cornwall's tin mining industry.
The count house at Botallack was built around 1861 when the main produce of the mine was shifting from copper to tin, a more profitable product. Mining stopped at Botallack in 1895 at which point the count house was taken over by the Penzance school of Mines as a school of mine surveying. It was opened again and re-worked in 1906-1914 from Allen’s Shaft and the Count House reverted once again into the mine office. This image was taken from a public footpath.
Here a part of the mine workings at Botallack in the remote and rugged West of Cornwall. The coast path runs through this area which was made famous recently with the filming of Poldark.
The Crowns engine houses sit precariously balanced on the cliffs at Botallack, Cornwall. This area was one of the locations for the filming of Poldark.cor
One of the many small creeks that can be found inside the Carrick Roads, Cornwall. Mylor creek is just up from Mylor Yacht Harbour and there are many beautiful houses lining the banks.
A slightly different view of Falmouth on a beautiful sunny day in summertime. This photogprah was taken from the Flushing side of Falmouth Harbour from a high vantage point.
Flushing is a small village situated opposite Falmouth in Cornwall, where they are seperated by the Penryn River. There is a regular ferry from Falmouth to Flushing and Flushing also boasts a thriving yacht club.
Taken from Trebah beach, Bosahan Cove is a picturesque sheltered cove with a small rocky beach in a tranquil setting. It is at the entrance to the Helford River
The climate in Cornwall is such that semi tropical plants can be grown throughout the county. Rhododendron are common place in Cornwall and it grows wild.
Nestling in a valley close to Penryn, Argal offers a great opportunity for a peaceful day in the countryside. Surrounded by sloping fields it is overlooked by the picturesque Mabe Church. The lake is noted for its wildlife and beautiful walks, there is a circular walk of about two miles which passes through woods and meadows.
The Church of Saint Laudus is an active parish church in Mabe, Cornwall, England, UK, originally built in the 15th century and dedicated to the sixth-century Saint Laudus of Coutances. It is one of the most picturesque churches in Cornwall.
One of the many small bays which line the coast of North Cornwall, on the left you can see Doyden Castle, a smugglers paradise!
This beautiful Cornish coastline is one of the most stunning coastlines in the World. To the left is the small inlet leading to Port Quin, there are many small inlets and coves in this area where smuggling was rife 100 years ago.
Port Quin, meaning white cove, is a small cove and hamlet between Port Isaac and Polzeath in north Cornwall, England. It is featured in the television series Doc Martin starring Martin Clunes.
The Crown Inn is a 16th century inn set in the picturesque village of St Ewe, near St Austell in Cornwall.
One of Cornwall's most famous destinations, St Ives is a working harbour surrounded by fantastic beaches, art galleries + great restaurants.
Dark skies hang over the sea as the last of the sunlight hits the white waves on the North coast of Cornwall
This shiny black pebble really stood out on a sandy beach on the North coast of Cornwall.
A huge wave hits the cliffs near Sennen Cove in Cornwall. The Cornish coast gets battered during the winter storms, this is what makes it so spectacular.
Looking back down the causeway that leads to St Michael’s Mount at low water. Marazion is a small town near Penzance, Cornwall.
Taken on a stormy day looking out over the ocean from the South West coastpath.
Storm Eleanor batters the coastline of Kynance Cove on the Lizard Peninsular in Cornwall
Part of the South West coast path in Cornwall, this is between Lizard Point and kynance Cove and is a particularly remote and rugged area.
Part of the South West Coast path looking towards Kynance Cove from the Lizard. This is a very beautiful and rugged part of the coast of Cornwall. The beaches are remote and little used because of lack of access.
Cot Valley is another of West Cornwall`s beautiful lush sub-tropical valleys. Cot Valley reaches the sea at the lovely Porth Nanven Cove , with the Brisons Rocks lying one mile offshore.
Sennen beach is close to the small fishing village of Sennen Cove near Land’s End in Cornwall. The beach is a popular surfing beach.
Carnkie is a semi-rural village located between the towns of Redruth and Camborne. It sits on the southern side of the lofty Carn Brea hill. Here you can see the old mine workings and buildings which are so common throughout Cornwall
Taken on the Devon Cornwall border very early one misty morning, just as the sun was coming up. The ground was wet with dew and the air was cold
Dawn breaking over a cold and misty field. On the horizon you can see sheep grazing on the wet grass.
View of Long Ships Lighthouse from Lands End. When you see this rocky and rugged coastline it’s easy to understand why there are so many shipwrecks in this wonderful area of Cornwall.
Sennen Cove is a small coastal village in South West Cornwall and the first village along the coast from Lands End. It is popular with both surfers and walkers alike. The South West Coast path passes through the village.
The Atlantic ocean has created a unique and wild landscape on the coast of Cornwall. Centuries of wold Atlantic weather have created the landscape we see today. This image was taken close to Lands End.
A view of Godrevy lighthouse taken from Gwithian beach on the North coast of Cornwall
A lone winter tree alongside a arrow country road near Bude on the Cornish Coast.
The iconic view from the A30 as you drive into Cornwall
Cot Valley is located half-a-mile south of St Just in west Cornwall, United Kingdom. It has a very mild microclimate.
There are very few places that can be found in the United Kingdom that have retained their original character and charm in the way that the tiny fishing village of Mousehole has. Mousehole (pronounced Mowzel) is one of Cornwall's most picturesque hamlets; a stunning collection of yellow-lichened houses, built from the local finely grained Lamorna granite, huddled together around the inner edge of the harbour which is protected from the force of the sea coming across Mounts Bay by two sturdy breakwaters.
A double rainbow over Siblyback Lake, Common Moor in Cornwall. This beautiful lake can get quite rough, the light is stunning as the rain took turns with the sunshine.
Fishing boat Regina Maris returns home after a days fishing. She is sailing up the picturesque Helford River past Durgan on a calm sea during winter.
Reflections of the beautiful village of Helford in Cornwall. This photograph was taken on a peaceful winters day.
First farmed over 4000 years ago by bronze age settlers Bodmin Moor is of one the last great unspoilt areas in the South West and much of its prehistoric and medieval past remains untouched by the passing of the centuries. The Moor is dominated by dramatic granite tors which tower over the sweeping expanses of open moorland. Marshes and bogs on the high moor drain into shallow moorland valleys before the rivers cross onto softer shales around the Moor and carve themselves deep river valleys, providing shelter for rich, damp oak woodland.
St Mawes Castle is among the best-preserved of Henry VIII's coastal artillery fortresses, and the most elaborately decorated of them all. One of the chain of forts built between 1539 and 1545 to counter an invasion threat from Catholic France and Spain, it guarded the important anchorage of Carrick Roads, sharing the task with Pendennis Castle on the other side of the Fal estuary.
There are several granite formations on top of Stowe’s hill, this is one of them looking East from Cheesewring. They are natural geological formations, a rock outcrop of granite slabs formed by weathering.
Perched on top of a great granite crag, St Michael's Mount rises majestically out of the sea in Mount's Bay. St Michael's Mount is an island at high tide and a romantic sight. The castle was originally a Benedictine Monastry. The island is approached via a causeway at low tide, or by boats, which land in the harbour. The terraced gardens offer superb views across the bay to Penzance, Newlyn, Land's End and the Lizard Peninsula.
The tiny harbour of Coverack shelters some small fishing boats on a sunny, but very windy day. Coverack is a picturesque Cornish fishing village with a small sand and pebble beach on the eastern coast of the Lizard peninsula
Beautiful reflections in Siblyback Lake, Cornwall. It is located on the edge of Bodmin Moor. ... and dramatic tors, this impressive lakeside location offers a great day out for families in Cornwall.
There are a number of granite tors all over Bodmin Moor. Historically, Bodmin Moor was a landscape which engendered fear and awe, but which has also provided inspiration for writers, poets and sculptors. It has generated folklore and legend, with fact and fiction at times blending into one another as tales were passed down over the generations.
The Ship Inn was built in the 17th century as a fisherman's cottage and became a public house at the turn of the last century. The Ship nestles in the picturesque fishing village of Portloe and is full of character and nautical bric-a-brac. The pub is in a tucked away position only 5 minutes from the sea, with a peaceful beer garden overlooking the wooded valley and trickling stream that runs by.
This is a blend of two of my own images taken at the Eden Project, Cornwall, The skies in this old china clay pit were lit with colour.
This is the first and last refreshment house on mainland Britain. It is situated at Land’s End, Cornwall. There are spectacular views over the Atlantic Ocean.
Clovelly is a small Devon village perched high above the ocean. The streets are all cobbled and they wend their way down to the tiny harbour, a slippery slope of stepped. The ramshackle colourful and quaint cottages have bunting draped to add colour and fun, the mayhem of wires that dangle above add a touch of chaos to the scene.
Old Quay house is one of the many beautiful houses right on the edge of the River Fowey. Many of the houses have mooring lines for their boats and steps down to the beach.
Fowey in Cornwall is renowned for its very narrow streets, lined with colourful terraced houses, many of which are holiday cottages. he streets are lit at night with the odd lamp and a festoon of bulbs draped across the street.
Empty moorings in Fowey Harbour! Fowey is usually very busy and is a popular place for pleaseure boats. This image was taken on a beautiful evening in the winter.
Geevor Tin Mine lies right on the edge of the coast of Cornwall near Pendeen. In the distance you can see Pendeen lighthouse. The mine is now closed but when it was open the miners tunnelled way beneath the ocean mining the tin, a truly dangerous job.
Some of the Geevor tin mine ruins still stand proudly on the cliffs above the sea near Pendeen, Cornwall. Here they glow in the evening light.
A disused chimney sits atop the Cornish cliffs and creates a beauitul silhouette as the sun sets behind. Bygone times are rememebered…..