A small gypsy caravan in a field in St Martin ,Looe, Cornwall.
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.
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.
The rusty remains of a shipwreck at Place beach near St Mawes, Cornwall. Once a thriving port, now a secret beach.
As the sun went down the light struck this windmill and made it stand out against the sky.
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.
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.
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.
A stunning view of the countryside and Polzeath and Rock in the distance taken from the Atlantic Highway in Cornwall.
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.
A wave hits the sea wall at Porthleven Harbour on a windy evening.
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.
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.
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.
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…..
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.
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.
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.
The Bude Canal was a canal built to serve the hilly hinterland in the Devon and Cornwall border territory in the United Kingdom, chiefly to bring lime-bearing sand for agricultural fertiliser. The Bude Canal system was one of the most unusual in Britain.
A small geen wooden tender sits on a mooring waiting for the tide to come in in Bude. The mother ship is out fishing.
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!
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…
Bude is a popular tourist resort in North Cornwall.
Polzeath is a small village situated on the North coast of Cornwall, home to a fantastic beach and one of the world’s most renowned surfing destinations.
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.
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.
Dramatic skies over Bodmin Moor where the sheep are grazing peacefully
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.
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.
The beautiful Cornish seaside resort of St Mawes taken from the St Just in Roseland peninsular.
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.
A red fishing kyak lying ashore on the tiny beach beside the old lifeboat station at Lizard Point, Cornwall, on an unusually calm evening.
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.
An incredible rainbow striking the fields near St Just-in-Roseland, Cornwall. This image was captured from Restronguet Sailing Club one evening in Spring.
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.
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.
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.
A large wave kicks up and mimics a rock nearby. This image is taken from Pentire Beach on the North Cornwall coast.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The colourful May Queen passenger ferry just arriving in St Mawes near the Idle Rocks Hotel to drop off her passengers arriving from Falmouth
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
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.
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.
Colourful boats sitting on their moorings in the gorgeous natural harbour of 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.
Bluebells underneath trees in a Cornish woodland.
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
Polzeath beach at low tide. This is a very popular beach for surfers.
Surfers and walkers alike enjoying a beautfiul blustery day on Polzeath Beach in Cornwall.
An image taken on St Agnes beach, Cornwall. The slow shutterspeed softens the swirling sea and highlights the granite rocks where moluscs cling.
A view of the Northern end of Polzeath Beach in Cornwall looking towards Pentire Head. The tide is low and the surf is up, the clouds leaving their reflection in the wet sand.
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.
A few hardy surfers enjoying the high tide in the evening on Polzeath beach in Cornwall.
The last few surfers enjoy the surf and high tide on Polzeath Beach in the early evening light.
One sheep was brave enough to stand and stare, her mate wasn’t so sure!
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.
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.
Looking towards Pentire Head on a windy August Bank holiday. Cornwall at it’s best!
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.
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.
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.
Carnon viaduct spans the Carnon Valley and carries the main railway line. The old viaduct pillars are still visible next to the new viaduct.
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.
A Cornish signpost showing the wedding guests which way to go - the ony way is up!
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.
colourful fishing boats moored alongside the busy harbour at Looe.
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.
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.
Poldark mine as seen in the very popular tv series filmed on location at West Wheal Owles, Botallack, St Just Cornwall.
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.
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,
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.
The Crowns engine houses sit precariously perched on the cliffs of North Cornwall, near St Just.
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!
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.
St Mawes Castle taken from a slightly different angle on a beautiful winters evening in Cornwall. St mawes Castle is a popular wedding venue.
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.
Reeds gently swaying in the breeze on an Autumn day on a quiet beach in Cornwall.
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
Secluded and romantic, and once a haunt for Cornwall's best known smuggler, Prussia Cove has an olde-world poetic feel.
A beach in Jersey, Channel Islands taken during a brisk winters walk A digital painting of one of my own images.
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.
Stunning reflections in Penzance harbour on a cold, calm winters day in the late afternoon.
Beautiful reflections in Penzance Inner harbour.
An image of Penzance taken from the harbour wall on a winters evening.
Yachts and fishing boats sit quietly moored alongside the harbour wall in Penzance in an early evening light during winter.
Wonderful waves off Porthluney beach, Caerhays Cornwall. The gulls are enjoying the fun!
Pendeen lighthouse with its iconic, mary fetcherand very loud fog horns stands on the Penwith Heritage Coast in West Cornwall. It was built in 1891.
Penzance taken from the harbour wall on a cold, calm winters afternoon just as the sun was going down.
The coming home trees, as they are fondly called, are a sign that you're coming into Cornwall and are an iconic site on the A30.
Surfers in the water off Summerleaze Beach Bude.
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.
Gigantic waves hit the coastline of Porthleven in Cornwall.
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
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
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.
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.
Mullion Cove is a small working fishing village near The Lizard in Cornwall. This image was taken in stormy weather in winter.
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
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.
Downlong Cottage is a lovely guesthouse in the heart of St Ives, Cornwall
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.
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.
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
A digital painting of one of the tiny streets in Port Isaac. The very famous Doc Martin tv series was filmed here.
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.
A view of the colourful vessels in Mylor Yacht Harbour during lockdown in May 2020.
A beautiful winter evening in Penzane Harbour.
A disused area of mine workings has turned into colourful artwork on the North Coast of Cornwall, near St Agnes.
A reminder that there is always light at the end of the tunnel, no matter how dark it gets.
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.
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.
A wonderful view from the Roseland Peninsular looking out to Falmouth Bay and beyond.
Brightly coloured fishing boatslie alongside the harbour wall in contrast to the privately owned pleasure craft ashore in the background.