Photographs taken 2005
These photographs of Golitha Falls in the snow were taken on 25th November 2005, when we had a very unusual heavy snowfall over Bodmin Moor, that caused chaos up on the A30 that crosses the moor, and several motorists were stranded in their cars. This is not usual for Cornwall in November! However, the snowfall made for some excellent photographic opportunities, as the air was particularly still, the snow was of that delightful stickiness that you can get, and it was clinging to all the branches and twigs of the trees in spectacular fashion!
For more images of Golitha Falls themselves (in fine weather!), have a look at the Golitha Falls page.
The view from the lane down to Golitha Falls in the overcast snowy
light from the still threatening sky
(Golitha Falls are down
through the woods in the trees across the river)
On the way down the lane
Draynes Bridge and the river
The beech avenue has turned into a snow covered avenue, with the
snow still heaped on the branches
The snow was clinging to every twig in the still air under the very
The Upper Falls
Near the Lower Falls
Looking up through the snow covered trees
The old path back through the woods just above the river
The path was no doubt one of the old tracks used to access the old
Wheal Victoria Copper Mine
Still all covered in snow, with still few footprints; it was like
some kind of enchanted snowy landscape
from the world of Narnia,
just waiting for the Snow Queen to come rattling by on her sleigh!
Archways through the trees
For more images of Golitha Falls, see:
For information and images of the old mine
workings, see the
Wheal Victoria Copper Mine page.