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Cornwall

Mary Fletcher | Gypsy Caravan

Gypsy Caravan

A small gypsy caravan in a field in St Martin ,Looe, Cornwall.
Mary Fletcher | Red and Yellow Boat

Red and Yellow Boat

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.
Mary Fletcher | Shipwreck!

Shipwreck!

The rusty remains of a shipwreck at Place beach near St Mawes, Cornwall. Once a thriving port, now a secret beach.
Mary Fletcher | Newlyn Harbour, Cornwall

Newlyn Harbour, Cornwall

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.
Mary Fletcher | Port Isaac

Port Isaac

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.
Mary Fletcher | Trethevy to the Two Sisters

Trethevy to the Two Sisters

Taken looking out from a remote cove barely accessible from the land. In the distance there are two rocks called the Two Sisters
Mary Fletcher | Port Quin Bay

Port Quin Bay

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.
Mary Fletcher | Tintagel Castle

Tintagel Castle

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.
Mary Fletcher | Tintagel from the sea

Tintagel from the sea

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.
Mary Fletcher | Port Isaac

Port Isaac

A view of some of the beautiful houses built on the outskirts of Port Isaac.
Mary Fletcher | Falmouth, Cornwall

Falmouth, Cornwall

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.
Mary Fletcher |  The Loe, Cornwall

The Loe, Cornwall

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.
Mary Fletcher | Polzeath from Atlantic Highway

Polzeath from Atlantic Highway

A stunning view of the countryside and Polzeath and Rock in the distance taken from the Atlantic Highway in Cornwall.
Mary Fletcher | Penryn Reflections

Penryn Reflections

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.
Mary Fletcher | Stormy Seas Porthleven

Stormy Seas Porthleven

A wave hits the sea wall at Porthleven Harbour on a windy evening.
Mary Fletcher | Godrevy

Godrevy

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.
Mary Fletcher | Porth Nanven

Porth Nanven

Porth Nanvan is one of the most photograhed coves in Cornwall. The pebbles are protected and may not be removed.
Mary Fletcher | Newlyn

Newlyn

Colourful fishing boats return back to the popular fishing harbour of Newlyn near Penzance, Cornwall.
Mary Fletcher | The Old Coastguards Lookout

The Old Coastguards Lookout

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.
Mary Fletcher | Porthluney Cove to Penare Point

Porthluney Cove to Penare Point

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.
Mary Fletcher | Bluebell Woodland

Bluebell Woodland

A carpet of beautiful bluebells stretches out underneath trees in the beautiful county of Cornwall.
Mary Fletcher | Jenack Bodinnick Ferry

Jenack Bodinnick Ferry

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.
Mary Fletcher | Fowey Cornwall

Fowey Cornwall

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.
Mary Fletcher | Fowey Harbour

Fowey Harbour

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.
Mary Fletcher | Polruan, Cornwall

Polruan, Cornwall

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.
Mary Fletcher | Fowey

Fowey

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.
Mary Fletcher | Pont Bridge

Pont Bridge

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.
Mary Fletcher | Pont Warehouses

Pont Warehouses

Old warehouses that once stored grain, timber and sand from the ships that unloaded their wares here in this tiny creek.
Mary Fletcher | Notice

Notice

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.
Mary Fletcher | Pont

Pont

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.
Mary Fletcher | Chicadee Botallack

Chicadee Botallack

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.
Mary Fletcher | Truthwall Cottage, Botallack

Truthwall Cottage, Botallack

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.
Mary Fletcher | Botallack Engine House

Botallack Engine House

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.
Mary Fletcher | Botallack Mine

Botallack Mine

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.
Mary Fletcher | Nampara (Botallack Manor)

Nampara (Botallack Manor)

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.
Mary Fletcher | The Count House, Botallack

The Count House, Botallack

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.
Mary Fletcher | Botallack Mine

Botallack Mine

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.
Mary Fletcher | Crowns Engine Houses

Crowns Engine Houses

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
Mary Fletcher | Mylor Creek

Mylor Creek

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.
Mary Fletcher | Falmouth View

Falmouth View

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.
Mary Fletcher | Flushing, Cornwall

Flushing, Cornwall

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.
Mary Fletcher | Bosahan Cove

Bosahan Cove

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
Mary Fletcher | Tropical Garden

Tropical Garden

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.
Mary Fletcher | Argal Lake

Argal Lake

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.
Mary Fletcher | Mabe Church, Cornwall

Mabe Church, Cornwall

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.
Mary Fletcher | Looking out from Port Quinn

Looking out from Port Quinn

One of the many small bays which line the coast of North Cornwall, on the left you can see Doyden Castle, a smugglers paradise!
Mary Fletcher | North Cornwall  Coast

North Cornwall Coast

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.
Mary Fletcher | Port Quin

Port Quin

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.
Mary Fletcher | The Crown Inn, St Ewe

The Crown Inn, St Ewe

The Crown Inn is a 16th century inn set in the picturesque village of St Ewe, near St Austell in Cornwall.
Mary Fletcher | St Ives

St Ives

One of Cornwall's most famous destinations, St Ives is a working harbour surrounded by fantastic beaches, art galleries + great restaurants.
Mary Fletcher | Storm Clouds Gather

Storm Clouds Gather

Dark skies hang over the sea as the last of the sunlight hits the white waves on the North coast of Cornwall
Mary Fletcher | Black Pebble

Black Pebble

This shiny black pebble really stood out on a sandy beach on the North coast of Cornwall.
Mary Fletcher | High Seas

High Seas

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.
Mary Fletcher | Marazion

Marazion

Looking back down the causeway that leads to St Michael’s Mount at low water. Marazion is a small town near Penzance, Cornwall.
Mary Fletcher | On the South West Coastpath

On the South West Coastpath

Taken on a stormy day looking out over the ocean from the South West coastpath.
Mary Fletcher | Storm Eleanor at Kynance

Storm Eleanor at Kynance

Storm Eleanor batters the coastline of Kynance Cove on the Lizard Peninsular in Cornwall
Mary Fletcher | South West Coast Path

South West Coast Path

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.
Mary Fletcher | Lizard to Kynance

Lizard to Kynance

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.
Mary Fletcher | Porth Nanven Cove

Porth Nanven Cove

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.
Mary Fletcher | Sennen Beach

Sennen Beach

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.
Mary Fletcher | Carnkie, Cornwall

Carnkie, Cornwall

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
Mary Fletcher | Trees in the mist

Trees in the mist

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
Mary Fletcher | Breaking Dawn

Breaking Dawn

Dawn breaking over a cold and misty field. On the horizon you can see sheep grazing on the wet grass.
Mary Fletcher | Lands End

Lands End

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.
Mary Fletcher | Sennen Cove

Sennen Cove

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.
Mary Fletcher | Rugged Rocks

Rugged Rocks

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.
Mary Fletcher | Godrevy Lighthouse from Gwithian Beach

Godrevy Lighthouse from Gwithian Beach

A view of Godrevy lighthouse taken from Gwithian beach on the North coast of Cornwall
Mary Fletcher | Winter Tree

Winter Tree

A lone winter tree alongside a arrow country road near Bude on the Cornish Coast.
Mary Fletcher | Homeward Bound

Homeward Bound

The iconic view from the A30 as you drive into Cornwall
Mary Fletcher | Cot Valley Waterfall

Cot Valley Waterfall

Cot Valley is located half-a-mile south of St Just in west Cornwall, United Kingdom. It has a very mild microclimate.
Mary Fletcher | Mousehole

Mousehole

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.
Mary Fletcher | Rainbows over Siblyback Lake

Rainbows over Siblyback Lake

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.
Mary Fletcher | Homeward Bound

Homeward Bound

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.
Mary Fletcher | Flat Stones on Bodmin

Flat Stones on Bodmin

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.
Mary Fletcher | St Mawes Castle

St Mawes Castle

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.
Mary Fletcher | View from Cheesewring

View from Cheesewring

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.
Mary Fletcher | St Michaels Mount Castle

St Michaels Mount Castle

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.
Mary Fletcher | Coverack Harbour

Coverack Harbour

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
Mary Fletcher | Bodmin Moor

Bodmin Moor

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.
Mary Fletcher | Eden at Night

Eden at Night

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.
Mary Fletcher | First and Last

First and Last

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.
Mary Fletcher | Clovelly Street

Clovelly Street

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.
Mary Fletcher | Old Quay House Fowey

Old Quay House Fowey

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.
Mary Fletcher | Fowey Street

Fowey Street

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.
Mary Fletcher | Fowey Harbour

Fowey Harbour

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.
Mary Fletcher | Geevor Tin Mine

Geevor Tin Mine

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.
Mary Fletcher | Geevor Ruins

Geevor Ruins

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.
Mary Fletcher | Lonely Mine

Lonely Mine

A disused chimney sits atop the Cornish cliffs and creates a beauitul silhouette as the sun sets behind. Bygone times are rememebered…..
Mary Fletcher | Newquay Harbour

Newquay Harbour

Newquay’s historic harbour is where Newquay got its name – formerly known as Towan Blystra – the town got a new harbour, or ‘quay’ and the name came with it! Newquay harbour has a long history; from supporting the Cornish tin mining industry to the heyday of the commercial pilchard fishing era. Small scale commercial fishing still exists but this mostly provides the local restaurants and hotels with a selection of the freshest fish and shell fish for fantastic local cuisine.
Mary Fletcher | The Island

The Island

Just a few meters off the British coast near Newquay in Cornwell, lies the tiny Towan island. Perched at the top of this 80 feet high rocky island is a charming cottage that is accessible via a 100 feet long suspension bridge, the only privately owned suspension bridge in Great Britain. Originally a Victorian tea room, the building was converted into a three-bedroom Edwardian house in the 1930s. Since then it has been home to various lords and aristocratic couples including the son of physicist Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge, inventor of the spark plug. When the last owner Lord Viscount Long sold the property in 2012, it was converted into a holiday home that is being offered for rent. The property is since called The House in The Sea.
Mary Fletcher | The Beach at Bude

The Beach at Bude

Summerleaze Beach Bude, is ideal for bathing in the summer and dog walking in the winter. In this image you can see the large cafe, Lifes a Beach, and the blue beach huts below. Summerleaze is also an unusually interesting beach with a large breakwater complete with tower protecting a small harbour and the mouth of the Bude canal with its massive lock gates. On the opposite side of the beach there's a sea-water bathing pool making for safe bathing whatever the conditions. Backing onto the beach are grassy downs and the River Neet.
Mary Fletcher | Green Tender, Pink Buoy

Green Tender, Pink Buoy

A small geen wooden tender sits on a mooring waiting for the tide to come in in Bude. The mother ship is out fishing.
Mary Fletcher | The Entrance

The Entrance

This image was taken on the road to Bude and is the entrance to a farmhouse. I loved the intricate brickwork and the tree that is just….there!
Mary Fletcher | The Castle, Bude

The Castle, Bude

Formerly the home of Victorian inventor Sir Goldsworthy Gurney, The Castle is now a heritage centre with exhibition galleries, an archive with research facilities, an education room, shop and a restaurant with breathtaking views to the breakwater and Chapel Rock and over Summerleaze Beach to the sea beyond…
Mary Fletcher | Low Tide at Bude

Low Tide at Bude

Bude is a popular tourist resort in North Cornwall.
Mary Fletcher | Trethevy Quoit

Trethevy Quoit

The largest and best preserved quoit in Cornwall, Trethevey is also known as the “giant’s house”. Dating back to the early Stone Age the quoit is a feat of engineering consisting of two internal chambers topped by a massive capstone. Also of interest is the presence of a circular hole cut into a corner of the capstone.
Mary Fletcher | The Cheesewring

The Cheesewring

A windswept tree points towards the flat formation of rocks known as the Cheesewring which was formed naturally as the result of erosion. A wild part of Bodmin Moor, Cornwall.
Mary Fletcher | Bodmin Moor

Bodmin Moor

Dramatic skies over Bodmin Moor where the sheep are grazing peacefully
Mary Fletcher | Porthleven Storm

Porthleven Storm

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.
Mary Fletcher | Place Manor

Place Manor

Place Manor, formerly part of an Augustinian Priory is now a country house adjoining the Church of Saint Anthony. It has been the home of the Spry family for many years.
Mary Fletcher | St Mawes

St Mawes

The beautiful Cornish seaside resort of St Mawes taken from the St Just in Roseland peninsular.
Mary Fletcher | Ancient Shipwreck

Ancient Shipwreck

This is all that remains of a large ship which was wrecked centuries ago in St Mawes Harbour and ended up of the beach at Place.
Mary Fletcher | Red Kyak

Red Kyak

A red fishing kyak lying ashore on the tiny beach beside the old lifeboat station at Lizard Point, Cornwall, on an unusually calm evening.
Mary Fletcher | Jamaica Inn

Jamaica Inn

Made famous by Daphne du Maurier's 1936 novel, this greystone hotel and pub dates from 1750, when its remote Bodmin Moor location attracted smugglers.
Mary Fletcher | Strike Gold

Strike Gold

An incredible rainbow striking the fields near St Just-in-Roseland, Cornwall. This image was captured from Restronguet Sailing Club one evening in Spring.
Mary Fletcher | Colliford Lake

Colliford Lake

Sheep grazing peacefully in the fields on Bodmin Moor. In the background you can see Colliford Lake, a large resevoir and the second largest lake in Cornwall.
Mary Fletcher | Mysterious Blue Lake

Mysterious Blue Lake

We came upon this beautiful Mediterranean blue lake surrounded by a white sandy beach, in the heart of Bodmin Moor. It appears to have no name and one gated track leading to it.
Mary Fletcher | Colourful Tallships

Colourful Tallships

Tallships moored alongside Falmouth docks prior to the famous parade of sail. Here, they can be viewed by members of the public who can go aboard these magnificent vessels and see what sailing was like in the days of these wonderful old ships.
Mary Fletcher | The Rock and The Wave

The Rock and The Wave

A large wave kicks up and mimics a rock nearby. This image is taken from Pentire Beach on the North Cornwall coast.
Mary Fletcher | Marguerite

Marguerite

Marguerite at anchor in Falmouthe Harbour. Marguerite T was a pilot cutter built in Pill in 1893, and after a major rebuild, is still sailing today as a private yacht. The pilot cutters have always been considered among the most seaworthy and reliable sailing vessels ever to have been designed and built. Working in terrible conditions all year round, the pilot boats held station off our coasts waiting for the returning sailing ships with their valuable cargoes in order to get a pilot aboard and guide them safely to port.
Mary Fletcher | Marguerite in Falmouth Harbour

Marguerite in Falmouth Harbour

A digital painting of Marguerite at anchor in Falmouth Harbour. Marguerite T was a pilot cutter built in Pill in 1893, and after a major rebuild, is still sailing today as a private yacht. The pilot cutters have always been considered among the most seaworthy and reliable sailing vessels ever to have been designed and built. Working in terrible conditions all year round, the pilot boats held station off our coasts waiting for the returning sailing ships with their valuable cargoes in order to get a pilot aboard and guide them safely to port.
Mary Fletcher | Black Humphrey Rock

Black Humphrey Rock

Whipsiderry beach is sheltered, surrounded by cliffs and has numerous rock pools and caves to explore. A large island known as Black Humphrey Rock or Flory Island stands in the middle of the beach. It has its own small cave, probably the result of it being mined for its ore in the past. It is believed to be named after the notorious smuggler, who is thought to have lived here in the old mine workings until his death in the early 19th century. At high tide as in this image the beach reduces to a tiny stretch of sand. Thrift or Sea Pink grows abundantly on the cliff edges.
Mary Fletcher | Red Poppies and Yellow Marigolds

Red Poppies and Yellow Marigolds

West Pentire wows us with wildflowers. Found between Holywell Bay and Crantock Beach and carefully managed for nature and people, the West Pentire arable fields explode in a riot of red poppies and yellow corn marigolds in early summer.
Mary Fletcher | Valerian and Sea Pink

Valerian and Sea Pink

Valerian and sea pinks are often found planted into dry stone walls in Cornwall and other parts of the UK. They are hardy and survive very well in the salty atmosphere.
Mary Fletcher | Porth, Cornwall

Porth, Cornwall

Taken from Trevelgue Head, Porth, on the outskirts of Newquay, has a narrow and shallow beach that has a long tidal drop with an expanse of golden sand . It was formerly a small shipbuilding port, importing coal from south Wales. The village is to the east of a sandy inlet with the Iron Age promontory fort of Trevelgue Head, on the northern side. A promontory fort is a coastal headland, isolated from the mainland by a stone, turf or earthen ramparts.
Mary Fletcher | Porth Cornwall

Porth Cornwall

Porth or St Columb Porth is a sea-side village and cove in the civil parish of Newquay, Cornwall, United Kingdom. It was formerly a small shipbuilding port, importing coal from south Wales.
Mary Fletcher | Cornish coast

Cornish coast

The coast around Cornwall is wild and rugged. There are a number of unreachable coves and beaches and rocky islands dotted nearby which have broken away from the mainland many years ago.
Mary Fletcher | Cornwalls North Coast

Cornwalls North Coast

Part of the Cornwall coastal path this area is wild and unspolied yet close to the busy town of Newquay. The sea pinks or thrift grows along the coastline loving the salty air of the sea.
Mary Fletcher | Poppy Field in West Pentire

Poppy Field in West Pentire

West Pentire wows us with wildflowers. Found between Holywell Bay and Crantock Beach and carefully managed for nature and people, the West Pentire arable fields explode in a riot of red poppies in early summer.
Mary Fletcher | Granite Block Tracks

Granite Block Tracks

High up on the south east corner Bodmin Moor, with its views stretching across the Tamar Valley and on to the hills of Dartmoor, ramblers are drawn to follow in the tracks of curious granite blocks, uniformly laid into the natural landscape, guiding them higher and higher. The landscape here has not changed for centuries, but around 150 years ago, these granite sleepers numbered some 120,000, and, overlaid with train tracks, ran from Moorswater near Liskeard up to Kilmar Tor at almost 1300ft above sea level, making it the highest railway line in Cornwall. Today, what is left of this abandoned railway, blending back into its natural environment, speaks more of its sad demise than its heyday of productivity and the innovative engineering of its design.
Mary Fletcher | Entrance to Rock Harbour

Entrance to Rock Harbour

The entrance to Rock Harbour dries out at low tide, here you can see the Jubilee Queen heading out with a small Cornish Shrimper sailing over the bar.
Mary Fletcher | St Enodoc Church

St Enodoc Church

St Enodoc church is situated in sand dunes east of Daymer Bay and Brea Hill on the River Camel estuary. Wind-driven sand has formed banks that are almost level with the roof on two sides. From the sixteenth century to the middle of the nineteenth century, the church was virtually buried by the dunes and was known locally as Sinking Neddy or Sinkininny Church.To maintain the tithes required by the church, it had to host services at least once a year, so the vicar and parishioners descended into the sanctuary through a hole in the roof. By 1864 it was unearthed and the dunes were stabilized. The church is surrounded by the Church course of the St Enodoc Golf Club. It is the burial ground of Sir John Betjeman
Mary Fletcher | May Queen St Mawes

May Queen St Mawes

The colourful May Queen passenger ferry just arriving in St Mawes near the Idle Rocks Hotel to drop off her passengers arriving from Falmouth
Mary Fletcher | Place Manor, Cornwall

Place Manor, Cornwall

Place Manor and it’s chruch has been owned by the same family for 400 years. The Estate is situated at the end of a small creek across from St Mawes, on the Roseland Peninsular
Mary Fletcher | Sunlight over St Mawes

Sunlight over St Mawes

St Mawes is a beautiful town on the Roseland Peninsular opposite the busy Universtity town of Falmouth. It’s natural harbour is a popular venue for boat owners.
Mary Fletcher | St Mawes Castle

St Mawes Castle

St Mawes Castle taken from the other side of the entrance to St Mawes Harbour. Here you can also see the iconic Falmouth working boats racing in the Carrick Roads.
Mary Fletcher | St Mawes Harbour

St Mawes Harbour

Colourful boats sitting on their moorings in the gorgeous natural harbour of St Mawes, Cornwall
Mary Fletcher | St Mawes, Cornwall

St Mawes, Cornwall

The beautiful town of St Mawes is a popular tourist destination on the Roseland Peninsular, Cornwall. The large natural harbour is also very popular with boat owners.
Mary Fletcher | Blue Carpet

Blue Carpet

Bluebells underneath trees in a Cornish woodland.
Mary Fletcher | Charlestown Harbour

Charlestown Harbour

A view of the old town of Charlestown taken from the outer harbour wall. A dark filter was used to create blurring of the clouds and the water whilst leaving the buildings and harbour wall in focus. This is one of the locations of the filming of Poldark
Mary Fletcher | Surfers on Polzeath Beach

Surfers on Polzeath Beach

Surfers and walkers alike enjoying a beautfiul blustery day on Polzeath Beach in Cornwall.
Mary Fletcher | Dreamy seas and hard rocks

Dreamy seas and hard rocks

An image taken on St Agnes beach, Cornwall. The slow shutterspeed softens the swirling sea and highlights the granite rocks where moluscs cling.
Mary Fletcher | Polzeath, Cornwall

Polzeath, Cornwall

Polzeath is a popular tourist destination, also visited by David Cameron and his family. Here you can see New Polzeath on the left side, the large surf friendly beach in the middle and Polzeath itself sprawling out over the hill.
Mary Fletcher | Evening Surfers, Polzeath

Evening Surfers, Polzeath

A few hardy surfers enjoying the high tide in the evening on Polzeath beach in Cornwall.
Mary Fletcher | High Tide at Polzeath

High Tide at Polzeath

The last few surfers enjoy the surf and high tide on Polzeath Beach in the early evening light.
Mary Fletcher | Hello...

Hello...

One sheep was brave enough to stand and stare, her mate wasn’t so sure!
Mary Fletcher | Plastic Jellyfish

Plastic Jellyfish

A statue of a jellyfish made up of what has been washed up on a Cornish beach. This is a sad reminder of what human beings are doing to our fragile planet. ALL PROFITS FROM THIS IMAGE WILL BE DONATED SUPPORT POLZEATH CONSERVATION GROUP WHICH IS RUN ENTIRELY BY VOLUNTEERS. Permission has been granted to use this image.
Mary Fletcher | Place Manor, Cornwall

Place Manor, Cornwall

Place Manor is one of Cornwall’s hidden gems, the Place Estate with its church and manor house has been in the same family for over 400 years. It is set in the lovely Roseland peninsular, is almost entirely surrounded by sea and has been designated an area of outstanding natural beauty and a heritage coastline. This image has had a line and ink effect added.
Mary Fletcher | Pentire Head

Pentire Head

Looking towards Pentire Head on a windy August Bank holiday. Cornwall at it’s best!
Mary Fletcher | New Polzeath and Pentire Glaze Haven

New Polzeath and Pentire Glaze Haven

New Polzeath and Pentire Glaze Haven are located to the right of the main beach in the direction of Pentire Head, which affords stunning views over the bay and the camel estuary to Padstow and beyond to Trevose head Lighthouse. Pentire Glaze Haven can only be reached via the beach at fairly low tide, but there is a footpath at New Polzeath that accesses the beach when the tide is up.
Mary Fletcher | Carnon Valley

Carnon Valley

The Nebra sky disc, a gold-decorated bronze disc found in Germany and dated to the Bronze Age contains both gold and tin from the Carnon valley. The Carnon Valley is home to a number of mines. The old tramway has been converted to a number of trails for bikes, horse and walkers.
Mary Fletcher | Carnon Viaduct

Carnon Viaduct

Carnon viaduct spans the Carnon Valley and carries the main railway line. On the valley floor are large areas of wild purple heather. You can see the pillars of the old viaduct just the other side of the new one.
Mary Fletcher | Carnon Viaduct

Carnon Viaduct

Carnon viaduct spans the Carnon Valley and carries the main railway line. The old viaduct pillars are still visible next to the new viaduct.
Mary Fletcher | Harvest Moon

Harvest Moon

An image of the harvest moon against a backdrop of cloudy skies. A harvest moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox. This slightly “spooky” image was taken on Friday 13th September 2019, unlucky for some. Long Exposure image.
Mary Fletcher | Wedding Signpost

Wedding Signpost

A Cornish signpost showing the wedding guests which way to go - the ony way is up!
Mary Fletcher | The Bridge at Looe

The Bridge at Looe

Looe bridge separates West and East Looe. The harbour is a busy fishing port and there are also many provately owned vessels moored in the river.
Mary Fletcher | Looe Harbour, Cornwall

Looe Harbour, Cornwall

colourful fishing boats moored alongside the busy harbour at Looe.
Mary Fletcher | Engine House, Wheal Edward

Engine House, Wheal Edward

Wheal Edward was worked for both tin and copper until 1893 when it closed following an accident in which 19 men and a boy were drowned. In the distance you can see the Crowns engine houses.
Mary Fletcher | Trevellas Porth Cove, St Agnes

Trevellas Porth Cove, St Agnes

Trevellas Porth Cove is just around the corner from St Agnes. The valley here was once at the heart of a large scale mining operation (the Blue Hills mine) the ruins of which remain as a poignant reminder of the area's industrial heritage. Today, this is one of the North coast's quieter beaches with rarely more than a handful of people on the sandy shingle beach.
Mary Fletcher | Poldark Mine, Botallack

Poldark Mine, Botallack

Poldark mine as seen in the very popular tv series filmed on location at West Wheal Owles, Botallack, St Just Cornwall.
Mary Fletcher | Cape Cornwall and Brisons Rocks

Cape Cornwall and Brisons Rocks

Cape Cornwall is one of only two capes in Britain. Often referred to as the connoisseur's Land's End, the iconic chimney stack and Brisons Rocks make this site a must-see. Cape Cornwall marks the spot where the Atlantic currents divide. It was bought by Heinz for the nation as part of their centenary celebrations, and presented to the National Trust in 1987. There is a distinctive plaque at the summit to mark this gift. The chimney stack dates back to 1894, when Cape Cornwall Mine was in operation, extracting tin and copper from out under the sea.
Mary Fletcher | Kenidjack Cliff Castle, Cornwall

Kenidjack Cliff Castle, Cornwall

Kenidjack has a rich industrial history, including engine houses perched on the edge of dramatic cliffs and Bronze Age burial cairns. The remains of hut circles have also been found in the vicinity. Kenidjack Cliff Castle lies on the coast path between St Just and Botallack,
Mary Fletcher | Kenidjack Cliff Castle, St Just

Kenidjack Cliff Castle, St Just

Kenidjack Cliff Castle is one of several Iron Age promontory forts that have been found in exposed coastal locations on the Penwith peninsula. The ramparts are very well-preserved on the northern side, where it is possible to discern the remains of a triple-ditch defence line.
Mary Fletcher | Crowns Engine Houses, Botallack

Crowns Engine Houses, Botallack

The Crowns engine houses sit precariously perched on the cliffs of North Cornwall, near St Just.
Mary Fletcher | Truthwall Cottage, Botallack

Truthwall Cottage, Botallack

Truthwall Cottage is in the small hamlet of Botallack in Cornwall. This bright yellow cottage can’t be missed when passing by and the old car is always parked outside!
Mary Fletcher | Black Horse

Black Horse

A digital painting of a horse standing in a field above the cliffs on a very windy day in Cornwall, this horse stood and looked at me for a while.
Mary Fletcher | St mawes Castle

St mawes Castle

St Mawes Castle taken from a slightly different angle on a beautiful winters evening in Cornwall. St mawes Castle is a popular wedding venue.
Mary Fletcher | St Mawes in Winter

St Mawes in Winter

St Mawes is usually a bustling town in Cornwall, full of tourists. The harbour here is a very busy harbour full of boats, not in winter….a lone kyak enjoys the peace.
Mary Fletcher | Blowin' in the Wind

Blowin' in the Wind

Reeds gently swaying in the breeze on an Autumn day on a quiet beach in Cornwall.
Mary Fletcher | Gateway to Dartmoor

Gateway to Dartmoor

Taken from a small farm track near Minions, you can see right across to Dartmoor, in the middle ground is the bright colour of a rusty corrugated iron roofed barn
Mary Fletcher | Prussia Cove, Cornwall

Prussia Cove, Cornwall

Secluded and romantic, and once a haunt for Cornwall's best known smuggler, Prussia Cove has an olde-world poetic feel.
Mary Fletcher | Jersey Beach

Jersey Beach

A beach in Jersey, Channel Islands taken during a brisk winters walk A digital painting of one of my own images.
Mary Fletcher | St. Michaels Mount

St. Michaels Mount

The sun going down on St Michaels Mount, Marazion, Penzance in South Cornwall on a calm winters evening. This image was taken using a dark filter to create a smooth and dreamy sea.
Mary Fletcher | Penzance Reflections

Penzance Reflections

Beautiful reflections in Penzance Inner harbour.
Mary Fletcher | Penzance

Penzance

An image of Penzance taken from the harbour wall on a winters evening.
Mary Fletcher | Porthluney Cove Beach

Porthluney Cove Beach

Wonderful waves off Porthluney beach, Caerhays Cornwall. The gulls are enjoying the fun!
Mary Fletcher | Penzance

Penzance

Penzance taken from the harbour wall on a cold, calm winters afternoon just as the sun was going down.
Mary Fletcher | Surfers in Bude

Surfers in Bude

Surfers in the water off Summerleaze Beach Bude.
Mary Fletcher | Two Eggs

Two Eggs

Porth Nanven is a rocky beach near St Just, Cornwall. There are some huge egg shaped boulders which have been moulded smooth by years of the sea punding them. It is strictly forbidden to remove any of these stones from this beach.
Mary Fletcher | Storm at Porthleven

Storm at Porthleven

Gigantic waves hit the coastline of Porthleven in Cornwall.
Mary Fletcher | St Mawes in winter

St Mawes in winter

St mawes, Cornwall is apopular tourist destination in Cornwall. It is a beautiful town with very narrow streets and quaint thatched cottages. This image is a digital painting of one of my original photographs
Mary Fletcher | St Mawes Harbour

St Mawes Harbour

St Mawes harbour looking toward the Idle Rocks Hotel and the Ship and Castle Hotel which can be seen left of centre. In summer this harbour and town is buzzing with tourists, this is taken during February when there are fewer people around
Mary Fletcher | St mMawes Castle

St mMawes Castle

St Mawes Castle is a prominant landmark at the entrance to St Mawes harbour in Cornwall. It is a popular wedding venue. This image was taken from public land.
Mary Fletcher | Ship & Castle Hotel, St Mawes

Ship & Castle Hotel, St Mawes

The Ship & Castle Hotel sits right on the waterfront overlooking the small harbour of St. Mawes, Cornwall. St Mawes is a popular tourist destination and a great place to visit if you’re holidaying in Cornwall.
Mary Fletcher | Mullion Cove, Cornwall

Mullion Cove, Cornwall

Mullion Cove is a small working fishing village near The Lizard in Cornwall. This image was taken in stormy weather in winter.
Mary Fletcher | Mullion Cove, Cornwall

Mullion Cove, Cornwall

Mullion Cove taken during a winter storm. Here you can see the waves breaking over the harbour wall. Mullion Cove is a working fishing village in Southern Cornwall
Mary Fletcher | Gunwalloe Fishing Cove Beach, Cornwall

Gunwalloe Fishing Cove Beach, Cornwall

Sometimes known as Gunwalloe Fishing Cove Beach is separated from its neighbour, Church Cove Beach, by Pedngwinian headland. Because of the lack of facilities and the treacherous water conditions, the beach is normally very quiet.
Mary Fletcher | Downlong Cottage

Downlong Cottage

Downlong Cottage is a lovely guesthouse in the heart of St Ives, Cornwall
Mary Fletcher | Evening Light at Mullion Cove

Evening Light at Mullion Cove

Mullion Cove is a tiny fishing village in Cornwall. Teh small fishing boats can be seen here on the slipway. This image is a long exposure image to smooth out the water.
Mary Fletcher | Hanover Cove

Hanover Cove

The lovely little sandy, but inaccessible, beach at Hanover Cove between and Perranporth. Hanover cove gets its name from a ship of that name which was wrecked here in 1763. The 100ft two-mast square rigger brigantine was on its way from Lisbon with £50 million in gold (in today's money) when she was blown onto the rocks here.
Mary Fletcher | Trevellas Coombe

Trevellas Coombe

Trevellas Porth Cove is just around the corner from St Agnes. The valley here was once at the heart of a large scale mining operation (the Blue Hills mine) the ruins of which remain as a poignant reminder of the area's industrial heritage. Today, this is one of the North coast's quieter beaches with rarely more than a handful of people on the sandy shingle beach. It's a great spot for snorkelling on calm days
Mary Fletcher |  Port Isaac Street

Port Isaac Street

A digital painting of one of the tiny streets in Port Isaac. The very famous Doc Martin tv series was filmed here.
Mary Fletcher | Lizard Peninsular

Lizard Peninsular

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.
Mary Fletcher | Mylor Yacht Harbour

Mylor Yacht Harbour

A view of the colourful vessels in Mylor Yacht Harbour during lockdown in May 2020.
Mary Fletcher | Bosh

Bosh

A disused area of mine workings has turned into colourful artwork on the North Coast of Cornwall, near St Agnes.
Mary Fletcher | Light at the End of the Tunnel

Light at the End of the Tunnel

A reminder that there is always light at the end of the tunnel, no matter how dark it gets.
Mary Fletcher | Mighty Oak

Mighty Oak

A wonderful peaceful scene of a mighty oak tree standing alone in a field. I love the dappled light in the foreground and the framing of another oak.
Mary Fletcher | Cornish Views

Cornish Views

Beautiful views over a Cornish landscape, from the heart of West Cornwall. This image was taken from the country raod to Stithians and looks over the gorgieus contryside all the way to the clay mines near St Austell.
Mary Fletcher | St Just-in-Roseland to Falmouth Bay

St Just-in-Roseland to Falmouth Bay

A wonderful view from the Roseland Peninsular looking out to Falmouth Bay and beyond.
Mary Fletcher | Fishing boats in Mylor Yacht Harbour

Fishing boats in Mylor Yacht Harbour

Brightly coloured fishing boatslie alongside the harbour wall in contrast to the privately owned pleasure craft ashore in the background.
Mary Fletcher | Giants Quoits

Giants Quoits

These stones stood for hundreds of years at Manacle Point and were resited in 1967 because of expanding work at a nearby quarry. They stand on the cliffs above Porthoustock near St Keverne in Cornwall,
Mary Fletcher | The Five Pilchards Inn

The Five Pilchards Inn

The Five Pilchards Inn is in Porthallow and the name indicates the traditional occupation of its inhabitants.
Mary Fletcher | Cornwall CLouds

Cornwall CLouds

Whilst driving through the narrow lanes of the beautiful Cornish landscape on the South coast we spotted these beautiful clouds above the fields. This image was taken from near St Keverne.
Mary Fletcher | Porthoustock Beach

Porthoustock Beach

Small brightly coloured fishing boats lie ashore on the pebbly beach at Porthoustock on the Lizard Peninsular, Cornwall. In the background the beach is dominated by a large concrete stone mill which was once used to crush stone but is now disused.
Mary Fletcher | Porthoustock Beach

Porthoustock Beach

This beach is dominated by a disused mill, which you can see to the left of the image, aggregates are still quarried nearby. Porthoustock lies on the Eastern side of the Lizard peninsular.
Mary Fletcher | Porthoustock Quarry

Porthoustock Quarry

Porthoustock quarry mines aggregates and sits on the edge of Porthoustock Beach, Cornwall.
Mary Fletcher | Porthallow to Falmouth

Porthallow to Falmouth

Porthallow beach looking towards Falmouth. Porthallow’s Beach is fairly sheltered as it is set on the eastern side of the Lizard Peninsular, away from the prevailing South Westerly winds
Mary Fletcher | Red Boat Porthallow

Red Boat Porthallow

A smalll red fishing boat ashore on the beach at Porthallow. The beach is made up of pebbles and is sheltered from the prevailing south westerly winds.
Mary Fletcher | The Cottage, Porthoustock

The Cottage, Porthoustock

The Cottage stands on the edge of the hill sand overlooks Porthoustock beach and the quarry beyond.
Mary Fletcher | I see ships

I see ships

Ships on the horizon as we look out from Coverack over the sea. The wild flowers a prominent feature on top of the rocky outcrop.
Mary Fletcher | Coverack Harbour

Coverack Harbour

The village of Coverack is centred around the harbour, an important part of its history. Constructed in 1724 for the growing pilchard fleet, it is now home to a much smaller number of fishing boats, still retaining its allure with a nod to the past. Due to a particularly bad incident in 1898 when over a hundred lives were lost when the SS Mohegan hit the reef, a lifeboat was launched at Coverack. Active until the early 1970s when it went into a much-deserved retirement and is now home to a wonderful restaurant.
Mary Fletcher | Coverack Lifeboat Slip

Coverack Lifeboat Slip

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) stationed a lifeboat at Coverack in 1901 following the wreck of the SS Mohegan on The Manacles in 1898 with the loss of more than 100 lives. ... The station was closed completely in October 1978 following the allocation of a faster boat to Falmouth Lifeboat Station.
Mary Fletcher | Coverack Harbour

Coverack Harbour

The small harbour in Coverack is still a working fishing harbour. These colourful fishing boats dry out at low water.
Mary Fletcher | Coverack Lifeboat Slip

Coverack Lifeboat Slip

Coverack lifeboat slip is now out of use for the lifeboat, but one or two of the locals make use of it! Here you can see a small grey dinghy slipped and ready to go.
Mary Fletcher | Qusint Cottages in Coverack

Qusint Cottages in Coverack

The area around the harbour in Coverack is renowned for it’s quaint cottages and narrow streets.
Mary Fletcher |  Kynance Cove

Kynance Cove

Kynance Cove is located on the west side of the Lizard and one of the most stunning areas in Cornwall.
Mary Fletcher | Falmouth Bay

Falmouth Bay

A ship leaving Falmouth Harbour on a clear day where you can see for miles.
Mary Fletcher | North Coast of Cornwall

North Coast of Cornwall

The North Coast of Cornwall is not only beautiful but rugged and wild and many people are drawn to it because of this. The South West Coast path runs along this area.
Mary Fletcher | Coverack to Falmouth

Coverack to Falmouth

The views are stunning along the South West Coast Path, this image was taken from Coverack looking towards Falmouth. In the distance there are ships heading towards the busy port of Falmouth.
Mary Fletcher | Coverack Cornwall

Coverack Cornwall

Coverack is a pretty fishing village on the South Coast of Cornwall. Small sailing yachts anchor in the bay during the summer.
Mary Fletcher | Falmouth Harbour

Falmouth Harbour

Falmouth harbour is a busy place in the heart of Cornwall. Yachts sit on moorings overloooked by the pretty townhouses.
Mary Fletcher | Falmouth Town

Falmouth Town

This photograph of Falmouth is taken from Flushing, where you will often find the fishing vessel Golden Fleece II unloading the days catch onto the harbour wall.
Mary Fletcher | Flushing Cornwall

Flushing Cornwall

Flushing is a small village oppsite the town of Falmouth in Cornwall. Little rows of cottages make up the vast majority of the village and small dinghies sit on their moorings next to the sea wall. The image has had an impressionist effect added.
Mary Fletcher | Tropical Waterfall

Tropical Waterfall

There is nothing like the feeling of the cooling spray of a waterfall when wandering around the rain forest.
Mary Fletcher | Boulders on Bodmin

Boulders on Bodmin

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.
Mary Fletcher | Eden at Night

Eden at Night

The Eden Project, Cornwall is always lit up around Christmastime. The lights are spectacular every year and they are always different too.
Mary Fletcher | Mylor Yacht Harbour

Mylor Yacht Harbour

This is the Eastern breakwater in Mylor Yacht Harbour just after a sharp rain shower.
Mary Fletcher | Mevagissey Cornwall

Mevagissey Cornwall

Mevagissey is a small working fishing village near St Austell, Cornwall.
Mary Fletcher | The Wave

The Wave

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!
Mary Fletcher | Returning Home

Returning Home

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.
Mary Fletcher | Helford River Pontoons

Helford River Pontoons

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.
Mary Fletcher |  Godrevy Lighthouse and Beach

Godrevy Lighthouse and Beach

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.
Mary Fletcher | Looe Harbour

Looe Harbour

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.
Mary Fletcher | Stormy skies over Falmouth

Stormy skies over Falmouth

Stormy skies over Falmouth harbour. The yacht and boats are lying moored quietly facing the wind and waiting for the heavens to open!
Mary Fletcher | Penryn Reflections, Jubilee Wharf

Penryn Reflections, Jubilee Wharf

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.
Mary Fletcher | Porthleven Harbour, Cornwall

Porthleven Harbour, Cornwall

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.
Mary Fletcher | RNLI

RNLI

RNAS Culdrose and the Falmouth Lifeboat on exercise in Falmouth Harbour.
Mary Fletcher | The Ship Inn, Portloe

The Ship Inn, Portloe

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.
Mary Fletcher | Dozmary Pool

Dozmary Pool

Long exposure of the mysterious Dozmary Pool on Bodmin Moor. There are many myths and legends attached to this small lake just south of Bolventor, not least its name; this is reputedly derived from 'Dozy Mary', an unfortunate girl who was murdered here. Among the other legends are that this is the resting place of King Arthur's sword, 'Excalibur' - this is the lake of 'Lady of the Lake' fame. Dozmary Pool is also the location of one of Jan Tregeagle's trials. It is said he was set the task of emptying the pool equipped only with a holed limpet shell.
Mary Fletcher | Fence to Nowhere

Fence to Nowhere

Dozmary Pool is a small , but the largest natural lake in the heart of Bodmin Moor. Among the other legends are that this is the resting place of King Arthur's sword, 'Excalibur' - this is the lake of 'Lady of the Lake' fame. This image was taken with a slow shutter speed to smooth out the water and blur the clouds to add an air of mystery.
Mary Fletcher | Cottage by the Lake

Cottage by the Lake

A small isolated cottage tucked away on Bodmin Moor on the edge of Dozmary Lake. I just love the quaintness of the rickety fence, the dry stone walling and the washing hanging on the line all amongst the stunning scenery of Bodmin Moor, Cornwall.
Mary Fletcher | Coo

Coo

A single highland cow standing in a daisy covered field beside Colliford Lake, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall.
Mary Fletcher | Helford Reflections

Helford Reflections

Reflections of the beautiful village of Helford in Cornwall. This photograph was taken on a peaceful winters day.
Mary Fletcher | Classic and Classy

Classic and Classy

All sorts of boats enjoying the fabulous Cornish weather in the Carrick Roads. Here is a classic yacht with the famous privately owned cruise ship, The World, berthed at Falmouth Docks in the background.
Mary Fletcher | Portscatho Beach

Portscatho Beach

This delightful little beach can be found on the Roseland Peninsular just around the corner from St Anthony Head. It is popular with boat owners who anchor in the small bay.
Mary Fletcher | Falmouth from the Roseland

Falmouth from the Roseland

A stunning image of Falmouth across the Carrick Roads from the Roseland Peninsular. Here you can see Gyllingvase Beach to the left, Pendennis Castle, and Falmouth Docks where the famous cruise ship The World is docked.
Mary Fletcher | Falmouth, Cornwall

Falmouth, Cornwall

Falmouth in Cornwall taken from the Roseland Peninsular looking across the Carrick Roads to the docks where the privately ownded cruise ship is berthed alongside.
Mary Fletcher | Pine Tree over Water

Pine Tree over Water

A lone pine tree bends over a clear blue bay in the Carrick Roads. A small yacht is anchored near by. In the distance is Falmouth Harbour and the docks, where you can just see the large cruise ship The World.
Mary Fletcher | St Mawes Castle

St Mawes Castle

St Mawes Castle guards the entrance to the Carrick Roads and the entrance to St Mawes Harbour. Here you can see the St Mawes to Falmouth ferry which runs all year round.
Mary Fletcher | St Mawes

St Mawes

St Mawes is a very popular tourist destination in Cornwall. The harbour is always popular with boat owners.
Mary Fletcher | Harvest

Harvest

Hay bales lying under a tree in a field on the Roseland Peninsular, the cloud formation added interest
Mary Fletcher | Falmouth Bay

Falmouth Bay

Looking from the Roseland Peninsular towards Falmouth Bay, this image is framed by the Cornish pines that grow by the sea and the clouds signify a change in the weather.
Mary Fletcher | St Just in Roseland

St Just in Roseland

This beautiful village partly nestles beside the Percuil River. Here you can see the wooden buildings of Pascoe’s Boatyard where the narrow road runs down from the main village.
Mary Fletcher | Falmouth Bay

Falmouth Bay

A quiet summer’s day in Falmouth Bay with a few boats out enjoying the day.
Mary Fletcher | Percuil River

Percuil River

Pasco's Boatyard is located in the small hamlet of St Just in Roseland on the River Fal estuary in Cornwall. The boatyard has been in existence since the 18th century.
Mary Fletcher | Lady Loe Returns

Lady Loe Returns

The gig rowers on Lady Loe return to Loe Beach after a rowing session just as the sun goes down.
Mary Fletcher | HMS Tyne

HMS Tyne

HMS Tyne is one of the three River-class patrol ships built to safeguard the fishing stocks. Her mission? To enforce national and EU fisheries legislation within British Fishery Limits. She is one of the busiest vessels in the Fleet, spending nine out of ten days at sea protecting our fisheries.
Mary Fletcher | Duchess of Cornwall

Duchess of Cornwall

The Duchess of Cornwall is one of the Falmouth to St Mawes ferries which run every day, they are foot passenger only ferries.. Here she is leaving Falmouth for a windy trip to St Mawes.
Mary Fletcher | Trees of Green

Trees of Green

I just liked this tree sitting amoungst the grasses in a Cornish field.
Mary Fletcher | Polperro Harbour Entrance

Polperro Harbour Entrance

Polperro is a working harbour in Cornwall, it is a very pretty village with the houses perched either side of the steep sided harbour. Here are two small motorboats taking tourists around the bay on a beautiful hot and sunny day.
Mary Fletcher | Mounts Bay in Falmouth

Mounts Bay in Falmouth

The Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) provides logistical support to the Royal Navy. In the case of our Bay-class Landing Ship Docks, that means facilitating amphibious operations by offloading troops in even the roughest weather conditions.
Mary Fletcher | Falmouth Harbour

Falmouth Harbour

Colourful townhouses overlook Falmouth Harbour on a beautiful sunny day in Cornwall
Mary Fletcher | Cornish Shrimper

Cornish Shrimper

A Cornish Shrimper on it’s mooring up Mylor Creek in Cornwall. The shrimpers are a popular cruising boats in the Falmouth area and there is also quite a racing fleet. They are built in Cornwall by Cornish Crabbers in Wadebridge
Mary Fletcher | Cornish Shrimper

Cornish Shrimper

A Cornish Shrimper on it’s mooring up Mylor Creek in Cornwall. The shrimpers are a popular cruising boats in the Falmouth area and there is also quite a racing fleet. They are built in Cornwall by Cornish Crabbers in Wadebridge
Mary Fletcher | Mylor Moorings

Mylor Moorings

Colourful fishing boats bobbibng about on their moorings at Mylor Yacht Harbour.
Mary Fletcher | Falmouth Harbour

Falmouth Harbour

Falmouth is a very popular sailing and boating area in Cornwall, her you can see many varied types of vessel, from commercial craft to expensive privately owned yachts.
Mary Fletcher | Falmouth

Falmouth

Falmouth taken from the harbour with the boats on moorings in the foreground.
Mary Fletcher | RFA Mounts Bay

RFA Mounts Bay

RFA Mounts Bay is a Bay-class auxiliary landing ship dock (LSD(A)) of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. She is named after Mount's Bay in Cornwall. Here she is photographed in Falmouth Docks
Mary Fletcher | Flushing, Cornwall

Flushing, Cornwall

Flushing side of Falmouth harbour with some grand houses overlooking the moored yachts.
Mary Fletcher | Seahorse, Flushing

Seahorse, Flushing

Seahorse a converted MFV on its mooring just off the beach at Flushing, Falmouth, Cornwall
Mary Fletcher | Sailing Yacht Omo

Sailing Yacht Omo

Sailiing yacht Omo sitting at anchor off Flushing in Falmuth Harbour, Cornwall
Mary Fletcher | Marguerite

Marguerite

Marguerite, a traditional wooden sailing boat moored alongside the pontoon by Lord Falmouth’s Estate.
Mary Fletcher | MV Tethra

MV Tethra

Motor vessel Tethra is a cruising restaurant run by two ladies. Tethra is seen cruising the River Fal and Carrick Roads during the summer months with their dining guests on board.
Mary Fletcher | Moyana

Moyana

Moyana is a cruising vessel which takes visitors and trourists on a beautiful cruises around the Cornish Coast. The name Moyana is of Portuguese origin and means Leader.
Mary Fletcher | Peace and Tranquility

Peace and Tranquility

A wonderfuly peaceful scene up the River Fal, Cornwall
Mary Fletcher | Tregothnan

Tregothnan

The Boscawen family have lived at Tregothnan since 1334 and is the seat of the Viscount Falmouth. The name 'Tregothnan' literally means 'The House at the Head of the Valley' and is still a private family home today.
Mary Fletcher | Percuil River, Cornwall

Percuil River, Cornwall

The Percuil river is an unspoilt tributary of the River Fal. The area is dominated by some spectacular architecture which overlooks the moored boats.
Mary Fletcher | Trelissick House

Trelissick House

Trellissick House lies in extensive grounds wich are on the banks of the Carrick Roads. Trelissick was originally a farm, built in the 13th century. Over the years it has been bought and sold and now is lived in by the Copeland family. This image was taken from the Carrick Roads.
Mary Fletcher | Windmill in the snow

Windmill in the snow

As the sun went down the light struck this windmill and made it stand out against the sky.
Mary Fletcher | Before the Rains

Before the Rains

Taken on wild Bodmin Moor just before the rains. Bodmin Moor is a wonderful wild area with cairns and granite rocks sprinkeld around the landscape amongst the windswept harrdy trees.
Mary Fletcher | Oak Tree

Oak Tree

A single oak tree on Bodmin Moor, underneath you can see a black sheep grazing.
Mary Fletcher | Misty morning

Misty morning

A misty morning over the hill tops at Nance Lakes near Carbis Bay. Nance Lakes farm has five beautiul fishing lakes where earliy morning risers fish for fun.
Mary Fletcher | Cheesewring Quarry, Bodmin Moor

Cheesewring Quarry, Bodmin Moor

The famous Cheesewring Quarry was started in 1845 although Granite working on the moor had been established for centuries previously. Legend has it that the Cheesewring was formed when the saints and the giants were both inhabiting Cornwall.
Mary Fletcher | Cheeswring Farm

Cheeswring Farm

Cheeswring Farm nestles below the Cheeswring on the edge of Bodmin Moor, Cornwall. In the background you can see one of the tors which are porminent on the moors
Mary Fletcher | White horse and Phoenix mine

White horse and Phoenix mine

Phoenix United Mine is a disused 19th century copper and tin mine in Cornwall, England, UK. Heavy metals left over in the soil from the mining operations have allowed mosses and lichens to flourish, and today the site is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, noted for its biological characteristics. In this image a white horse stands motionless with the mine in the background
Mary Fletcher | Way to Cheesewring

Way to Cheesewring

The granite stones are the base of the original railway tracks that led to the Cheesewring Quarry, they make a wonderful path which leads into the quarry itself.
Mary Fletcher | Cheesewring View

Cheesewring View

The veiws from Cheesewring Farm on the edge of Bodmin Moor are to die for. You can see all the way to Dartmoor.
Mary Fletcher | Sharp Tor, Bodmin Moor

Sharp Tor, Bodmin Moor

This conical tor was known as Sharp Point Tor or Sharpitor in the 19th century. It rises to around 378m (1240ft) above sea level. This image was taken in the Autumn evening light from Cheesewring Farm.
Mary Fletcher | Tramway to Cheesewring

Tramway to Cheesewring

The remains of the old railtrack leading to the Cheesewring and the quarry across Bodmin Moor.
Mary Fletcher | Fallen Tree

Fallen Tree

A fallen tree on the ege of Bodmin Moor overlooking the beautiful valley to Dartmoor.
Mary Fletcher | Tamar Valley

Tamar Valley

The Tamar Valley is a wide valley which stretches from Bodmin Moor to Dartmoor. The valley is true Cornish mining country and is littered with old mine workings, which sit comfortably amongst the lush green fields and granite dry stone walls.
Mary Fletcher | Minions Hertiage Centre

Minions Hertiage Centre

The Minions hertiage centre lies just outside the highest village in Cornwall on the edge of Bodmin Moor, it is an old enigne house and the entire area is true Cornish mining country
Mary Fletcher | Shenanigans in the Field

Shenanigans in the Field

Two ponies gallivant together in the field, whilst Cheesewring Farm basks in the sunlight behind. With stunning views over the Tamar Valley all the way to Dartmoor.
Mary Fletcher | Best Bet in Flushing

Best Bet in Flushing

Small boats moored off the quay at Flushing, The Seven Stars Pub is at the centre of the village. Flushing village sits across the water from Falmouth.
Mary Fletcher | Oak Tree and Tor

Oak Tree and Tor

An old oak tree on the edge of Bodmin Moor in Autumn with Sharp Tor in the back ground.
Mary Fletcher | Pink Thatched Cottage, Flushing

Pink Thatched Cottage, Flushing

This beautiful pink thatched cottage is the envy of many. It sits on the waterfront in Falmouth Harbour and has beauitufl gardens and a private dock.
Mary Fletcher | St Mawes Castle

St Mawes Castle

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.
Mary Fletcher | Flushing Sailing Club

Flushing Sailing Club

Flushing sailing club is situated at the edge of Flushing and is a busy club hosting racing throughout the long season. Flushing is a pretty village opposite Falmouth, Cornwall.
Mary Fletcher | Flushing Quay, Cornwall

Flushing Quay, Cornwall

Flushing quay at high tide. Flushing quay is home to the large commercial fishing vessel Golden Fleece II, where hse moors alongside to drop off the days catch. The quay is shared with fisherman and local children who enjoy jumping off the wall into the harbour.
Mary Fletcher | Mutton Cove

Mutton Cove

Mutton Cove near Godrevy Point is a safe haven for hundreds of seals. The beach is inaccessible by land and also by sea as the small cove is surrounded by rocks.
Mary Fletcher | Sea, Sky and Sand

Sea, Sky and Sand

An abstract image of sky, sea and sand on the right are the dark shadows of rocks.
Mary Fletcher | Merlin, Goonhilly Earth Station

Merlin, Goonhilly Earth Station

Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station is the largest satellite earth receiving station in the world with over 60 dishes in total Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station is the world's largest satellite earth receiving station, located on Goonhilly Downs near Helston on the Lizard peninsula. There are over 60 communications dishes, 25 of which are in use, providing a significant proportion of the UK's satellite connectivity. The site also links into undersea cable lines. The first communications dish was Antenna One, otherwise known as Arthur, and was built in 1962 to link with Telstar. It was the first open parabolic design and received the first live transatlantic television broadcasts from the United States. Many of the dishes are named after characters from Cornish legends. The largest dish, Merlin, has a 32 metre diameter & is pictured here.
Mary Fletcher | Lobster Pots in St Mawes

Lobster Pots in St Mawes

Lobster pots stacked neatly on the quay in St Mawes harbour. The Ship and Castle Hotel is in the background.
Mary Fletcher | Misty Morning over the Tamar Valley

Misty Morning over the Tamar Valley

A misty morning over the Tamar Valley taken from the edge of Bodmin Moor and framed by the beauitufl pine trees at Cheesewring Farm
Mary Fletcher | Cornish Coast

Cornish Coast

The beautiful Cornish coastline taken from the Roseland Peninsular .
Mary Fletcher | Cornish Cottage

Cornish Cottage

A beautiful Cornish Cottage perched on the cliffs above Port Quin on the North Coast of Cornwall. Many of the house and cottages in Cornwall are granite clad or built of granite which is found locally.
Mary Fletcher | Doyden Castle

Doyden Castle

Doyden Castle a truncated gothic folly, was built by a successful local businessman, Samuel Symmons as a place to entertain friends. It is situated on the Port Quin headland on the North Coast od Cornwall.
Mary Fletcher | Doyden Castle on Port Quin headland

Doyden Castle on Port Quin headland

Doyden Castle a Gothic folly sits overlooking the stunning azure waters of the North Coast above Port Quin
Mary Fletcher | North Wind

North Wind

A harsh wind from the North produced overnight snow and ice in Ponsanooth, Cornwall, at first light we woke to see a winter wonderland
Mary Fletcher | Frosty Morning

Frosty Morning

Bare trees and frosty fields on a cold morning in Ponsanooth, Conrwall.
Mary Fletcher | St Mawes Castle, Cornwall

St Mawes Castle, Cornwall

St Mawes Castle is an artillery fort constructed by Henry VIII near Falmouth, Cornwall, between 1540 and 1542. It formed part of the King's Device programme to protect against invasion from France and the Holy Roman Empire, and defended the Carrick Roads waterway at the mouth of the River Fal.