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Cornwall

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 | Blue Carpet

Blue Carpet

Bluebells underneath trees in a Cornish woodland.
Mary Fletcher | Gypsy Caravan

Gypsy Caravan

A small gypsy caravan in a field in St Martin ,Looe, Cornwall.
Mary Fletcher | Truro Cathedral

Truro Cathedral

The Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Truro is a Church of England cathedral in the city of Truro, Cornwall. It was built between 1880 and 1910 to a Gothic Revival design by John Loughborough Pearson on the site of the parish church of St Mary. It is one of only three cathedrals in the United Kingdom with three spires.
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 | Wave at Godrevy Lighthouse

Wave at Godrevy Lighthouse

Godrevy lighthouse was made famous by Virginia Woolfe in her novel 'To the Lighthouse', though she places it elsewhere in the book. This, the focus of her inspiration, stands on the diminutive and rocky but pretty Godrevy Island, at the centre of a circular grassy area enclosed by a low stone wall. In stormy weather the island is exposed to the full fury of the Atlantic and it exists to warn passing vessels of the dangers of the Stones reef which stretches from Godrevy island in the direction of the town of St Ives.
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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | Portreath,Cornwall

Portreath,Cornwall

Portreath Beach is known for it’s spectacular seas. The cliffs around it are steep and the waves hit with the full force of the Atlantic.
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 | 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 | 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 | 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 |  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 |  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 | 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 | 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, 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 | 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 | 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 | Stormy Seas Porthleven

Stormy Seas Porthleven

A wave hits the sea wall at Porthleven Harbour on a windy evening.
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 | 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 | Eden at Night

Eden at Night

The Eden Profjuect, Cornwall is always lit up around Christmastime. The lights are spectacular every year and they are always different too.
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 | RNLI

RNLI

RNAS Culdrose and the Falmouth Lifeboat on exercise in Falmouth Harbour.
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 | Helford Reflections

Helford Reflections

Reflections of the beautiful village of Helford in Cornwall. This photograph was taken on a peaceful winters day.
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 | Siblyback Lake

Siblyback Lake

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.
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 | Reflections of the Bude Canal

Reflections of the Bude Canal

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. I
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 | Surfers in Bude

Surfers in Bude

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

Polzeath

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.
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 | 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 | 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.