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In the News (Sun 16 Jun 19)

  Fal Publications
The names of rivers are some of the oldest and most mysterious words in the English language - the word fal is an old Celtic word, meaning either whirlpool or prince, as well as the name of one of the most beautiful rivers in the world.
For over two thousand years, the River Fal has been the life-blood of the local community around Truro and Falmouth and even now, the local shipping news shows Falmouth, in land terms often seen as a remote peninsula on a peninsula, is in fact still central to the world of the high seas and oceans.
The Fal Estuary is a drowned river or 'ria’ and its many creeks and inlets open into the third largest natural harbour in the world.
www.falpublications.co.uk   (0 words)

  River Fal - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The River Fal flows through Cornwall, the United Kingdom, rising near Truro and reaching the English Channel at Falmouth.
On or near the banks of the Fal are the castles of Pendennis and St Mawes as well as Trelissick Garden.
The River Fal separates the Roseland peninsula from the rest of Cornwall.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/River_Fal   (126 words)

 The Fal Estuary and Area
The Fal Estuary is a drowned river or 'ria'.
The winding character of the Fal is a result of it being a drowned river valley, submerged by a rapid rise in sea level after the last ice age.
Because the Helford River is sheltered, its marine wildlife also flourishes with the rich supply of nutrients carried by the tide, The whole river is designated a Voluntary Marine Conservation Area, and the local community are very active in its management.
www.destination-cornwall.co.uk /Portfal.htm   (0 words)

 Mining Activity in the Fal Estuary Catchment
Broadly speaking, tributaries to the west received mine waste tailings from the nearby metal mining districts, whereas sediment input from the eastern side of the estuary was associated with both tin streaming and the extraction of china clay from the St. Austell mining district.
Analysis of the chemistry of Bronze Age artefacts (Bronze is an alloy of tin and copper) suggests that in the early Bronze Age the tin for bronze was recovered from south west England.
Within the Fal Estuary area, streamworks were located within the valleys of the Carnon River, the River Fal and the Tresillian River.
www.projects.ex.ac.uk /geomincentre/estuary/Main/minact.htm   (1536 words)

 Fal River Links - From Truro to the Helford River. From Falmouth to St Mawes Castle
There are plenty of family activities – have a go at canoeing or keel boat sailing; a new treasure trail takes you on an adventure around Truro and Falmouth and along the River Fal; or catch a St Mawes Ferry and have your childrens’ faces painted for free during weekends throughout the summer.
If sailing or messing about on the water is your thing, Fal River Links also works with a number of independent boat-charter companies that offer boat hire, sailing trips, canoeing and luxury power cruise charters, giving you the option to explore the Fal’s creeks and inlets at your own pace.
The Fal area boasts some of the county’s most picturesque walking trails which, when linked with boat trips and good water-side pubs serving Cornish produce, provides all the ingredients for a great day out.
www.falriverlinks.co.uk   (0 words)

 AbeBooks: Suchergebnisse - Alan Kittridge und Passenger Steamers Of The River Fal
Passenger Steamers of the River Fal by Kittridge, Alan The unsung saga of one of the most romantic eras of south Cornish estuarine history when commercial pleasure craft plied the creeks and coves of this remote region.
NEW/ NEAR MINT COPY A dozen rivers and creeks radiate off Falmouth Bay and the Carrick Roadstead to form the west country's largest estuary and provide over sixty miles of navigable waterway amidst the beautiful scenery of south Cornwall.
Not just are the steamboats themselves described, but also the river history and the steamers' place in the social history of the district.
www.abebooks.de /search/sortby/3/an/Alan+Kittridge+/tn/+Passenger+Steamers+Of+The+River+Fal   (0 words)

 Mining Waste Products
The early working of china clay was by hand, the river sediment was removed, and then diverted river water was used to separate the coarse sand from the clay, fine sand and mica; a process referred to as ‘breaking in the stream’.
Indeed the Kernick River was usually referred to as the White River due to its load of china clay.
The problem of the release of china clay waste was recognised as early as 1910 when the River Fal became highly polluted and a tax was suggested (Barton, 1966).
www.projects.ex.ac.uk /geomincentre/estuary/Main/minwaste.htm   (1757 words)

The parish of Feock is situated on the river Fal, in the deanery and Hundred of Powder.
It is bounded on the north by the parish of Kea, on the east by the river Fal, which separates it from St Just-in-Roseland and Philleigh, on the south by Restronguet Creek, which separates it from Mylor, and on the west by Perranarworthal.
The pretty village of Feock is on the western shore of the river Fal, and at the head of Carrick Roads natural harbour; it may be approached from the Truro/Falmouth road or across the river by the King Harry car (chain) ferry.
souhrada.com /family/genealogy_files/Williams/feock.htm   (293 words)

 Cornish Fishing and Seafood : Oysters
Perhaps the most sustainable fishery in Cornwall is the Fal River oyster fishery (officially known as the Port of Truro Oyster fishery), the last oyster fishery in Europe harvested under sail by Europe’s last commercial sailing fleet.
Here on the River Fal native oysters (oystera edulis) have been harvested in more or less the same, highly sustainable, fashion, without the use of mechanical power, for more than 500 years.
Further up the river in the narrower and less accessible, shallow creeks, the single-handed self-propelled haul-tow punts use oars and a winch to cross the water.
www.england-in-particular.info /goods/g-case3-04.html   (869 words)

 Industries, rivers and waste - W03
The river that ran through St Austell was called the "White River" because of the clay particles in it, and fish and animal life in the river was very limited.
The River Fal used to run white quite often too, but because the levels of particles were less than in the White River, eels and brown trout were still able to survive.
We may not be able to alter the way the land was used in the past, but with an eye to the future steps can be taken to safe guard the environment for wildlife.
www.cornwallriversproject.org.uk /education/ed_cd/rivers_waste/industry.htm   (519 words)

 England: Slow fact finding mission on River Fal - Fishupdate.com
FISHERMEN working on the historic River Fal oyster fishery in Cornwall, England, met representatives of the Slow Food movement this week as part of a fact finding mission to learn why this traditional fishery needs to be preserved.
Fishing was followed by a visit to oyster merchants Falmouth Bay Oysters, where the visitors saw the special care taken to prepare and present this top quality delicacy for customers across England and Europe.
Fiona Richmond said: “The Fal oyster is an exceptional product in terms of its taste, quality, and environmentally sound methods of production, history and traditional links with local culture.
www.fishupdate.com /news/fullstory.php/aid/3695/England:_Slow_fact_finding_mission_on_River_Fal.html   (598 words)

 Upper Fal
Variation in the distribution of contaminants in the Fal and Cowlands areas are masked on the "all creeks" maps because of the extremely high levels of contamination in the Restronguet Creek area.
The upper parts of the River Fal upstream from the confluence with the Truro River have the lowest levels of contamination observed.
The uppermost part of the River Fal has the lowest levels of contamination, with high values to the south of the confluence between the Truro River and the River Fal.
www.btinternet.com /~mattpower/Fal/Main/falmap.htm   (203 words)

 The River Fal and Falmouth Harbour, 1876
Old river men sigh after the abundance of other days, when fish were plentiful indeed, when more oysters could be taken in one hour than can now be dredged, with better appliances, in a whole day; and the ebbing nets and hooks were weighted at almost every pull.
The river rises near Hensbarrow in the parish of Roche, passing by Grampound and Tregony, about three miles below which it is navigable for light craft, though formally the tides flowed past the very doors of Tregony town to Haleboat rock beyond.
In its downward course the fal passes close to the Church of Ruan Lanyhorne, which was dedicated to S. Rumonus, October, 1321.
www.milsom.info /mylor/RiverFal/RiverFal.htm   (5163 words)

 Rock Armour River Defence Projects   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Constructed in 1998 to protect the river bank and cycleway from the effects of river erosion and to replace worn timber.
Special 1.5 tonne blocks were used to stop river bank erosion and protect Newton Cap Road and Rail Viaduct on the River Wear, Bishop Auckland.
Bardon Aggregates Rock Armour were used on the bank of the River Humber to protect the passenger rail line.
www.bardon-aggregates.com /projects_river_defence.html   (113 words)

 Cornwall Rivers Project | Geography | Fal and Tresillian
The River Fal is approximately 29km in length.
Starting at Goss Moor, the river passes through farmland and an intensive china clay mining area before emptying into the Fal estuary (a candidate Special Area of Conservation under the EU Habitats Directive).
The Fal Estuary is a 'drowned river' (ria), and is the third largest natural harbour in the world; it is also an important shellfish fishery and is renowned for its oyster beds.
www.cornwallriversproject.org.uk /geography/fal.htm   (566 words)

 BBC - Cornwall - Planet Cornwall - What is in Our Rivers?
The Westcountry Rivers Trust is an environmental charity established in 1995 to secure the preservation, protection, development and improvement of the rivers, streams, watercourses and water impoundments in the Westcountry and to advance the education of the public in the management of water.
By using a sample of the River Fal, Laurence was able to explain to Emma what is happening in the river by identifying the invertebrates that live there.
If you are interested in becoming a rivers expert, The Rivers Trust runs a huge variety of courses throughout the year tailored to all the different interests.
www.bbc.co.uk /cornwall/content/articles/2007/03/15/planetcornwall_riverstrust_feature.shtml   (475 words)

 Chart Y58: River Fal
Generally they provide large-scale coverage of rivers and estuaries which cannot be shown in detail on C charts.
The series also includes a number of coastal charts which are popular because of their handy size.
We are also a major supplier of wall maps, framed wall maps as well as postcode maps for businesses and schools and colleges.
www.mapsworldwide.com /sku_9566.htm   (210 words)

 Feock, Cornwall on the river Fal,
Feock is situated on the river Fal, and the name comes from that of the little known saint, Fioc or Feoca, who local tradition states, lived in a small hut near a well in the area named La Feock.
The estate at the head of the Fal Estuary has extensive park and woodland walks beside the river.
The ferry trip across this narrow part of the Fal is particularly pleasant.
www.cornwall-calling.co.uk /gazetter-cornwall/feock.htm   (0 words)

 Fal River Links - Partners
Operating along the Fal for many years, this established family business has a superbly maintained fleet of pleasure boats which form part of the colourful panorama within these waters.
The River Fal and Creeks: relax and enjoy an idyllic round cruise, the inland scenic tranquil waters of the Fal Estuary with its natural beauty and rugged landscape.
Land in the heart of the Fal at the famous 500year old Smugglers Cottage, an ideal point to start a walk on the Oyster Way, where you can enjoy the home cooked food whilst viewing the memorabilia for the landings of the American troops during the D Day operations.
www.falriverlinks.co.uk /html/partners/partners.php/type/cat/id/47   (0 words)

 Fal River Festival 2007
Fal River Festival 07 - Celebrating the rich, unique culture and heritage of the Fal Estuary.
The Fal estuary has offered a means of communication and a way of life for generations.
Travel to festival events between Truro, Falmouth and St. Mawes by boat to experience the magic of the River Fal.
www.falriverfestival.co.uk   (0 words)

 Twelveheads; River Fal steamers
A dozen rivers and creeks radiate off Falmouth Bay and the Carrick Roadstead to form the west country's largest estuary and provide over sixty miles of navigable waterway amidst the beautiful scenery of south Cornwall.
Quays and landings on the estuary were once served by distinctive, locally built passenger steamer fleets.
Steamers and Ferries of the River Tamar and Three Towns District, £24.00
www.twelveheads.com /tpsf.htm   (0 words)

 Stay at Roundhouse Barn cottages and B and B and enjoy canoeing or kayaking on the river Fal and the small side creeks. ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Stay at Roundhouse Barn cottages and B and B and enjoy canoeing or kayaking on the river Fal and the small side creeks.
For the more adventures it is possible to either hire canoes or kayaks to explore the river Fal and the Falmouth bay or take part in guided tours or why not book a training course and get a certificate whilst you are at Roundhouse Barn.
The River Fal is canoeable from Tregony Bridge (GR 922 448) to Ruan Lanihorne (Sett Bridge - GR 887 423) approx.
www.a-bed-in-cornwall.co.uk /river-fal-canoeing.htm   (354 words)

 Objective One in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
The aim was to ensure the protection of the spawning gravels of salmon and trout, which are vulnerable to clogging by soil on the riverbed, and to improve the general water quality.
Atlantic salmon are species of significant conservation importance and they require rivers in near pristine condition from source to sea for their survival.
Dr Bright went on to give credit to the Cornwall Rivers Project which he felt had made a significant contribution to the rehabilitation of the Atlantic salmon; this was endorsed by Simon Toms, Fisheries, Recreation and Biodiversity Team Leader for the Environment Agency.
www.objectiveone.com /client/media/media-825.htm   (581 words)

 Cranstar Leisure Group - Cornwall Cruisng on the Fal.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
From your excellent vantage point, the grandeur of the scenic RIVER FAL will enfold before you.
We then enter the Truro River and on to MALPAS or TRURO as the tide permits.
One of the options for the visitor on this scenic cruise is to disembark and enjoy a few hours exploring TRURO, Cornwall's only city, and return on a later sailing.
www.cranstar.co.uk /falboat.htm   (215 words)

 Carrick District Council - Fal River Links
Fal River Links has brought together ferry, bus and train operators and ensured that the whole of this magificent maritime area is covered.
This has been part of a major effort to make the most of the River Fal for transport, recreation and business.
The Fal River Links leaflet shows where people can how, how they can get there and what walks they can take from each destination.
www.carrick.gov.uk /index.cfm?articleid=14600   (172 words)

 Fal River Festival 2006
The exhibition is a unique response to a living, changing river by four emerging artists who have closely followed its progress from tributary to ocean.
Situated in the midst of the port of Falmouth, this exhibition of representational garden paintings brings together two thematic strands - namely, the fundamental isolation of man in his struggle for reconciliation with the Divine, and the Fal River as a symbolic artery on the journey from darkness to light.
Truro School are enthusiastic participants in the Fal River Festival.
www.falriverfestival.co.uk /html/arts.html   (1765 words)

 The Falmouth Webcam
Further up the River Fal, a remarkably deep channel, steep sided banks lined with with trees running right down to the water's edge make for some dramatic scenery, enhanced by the presence of often very large ships laid up on the rivers central moorings.
Seals are plentiful, often seen basking in the sun at low tide on Black Rock in the entrance to the Harbour, or catching fish in the upper reaches of the Fal.
Egrets and Herons are abound in the River Fal, together with cormorants and endless varieties of gull.
www.falmouth.tv /fal_harbour.php   (0 words)

 River Fal
The River Fal is canoeable from Tregony Bridge (GR 922 448) to Ruan Lanihorne (Sett Bridge - GR 887 423) approx 4km with a B.C.U. local access agreement in place all year round..
On the River Fal above the junction with the Truro River there is only sufficient water at Ruan Lanihorne at high tide.
On the Truro River, Malpas can be reached at any state of the tide, Truro itself only at high tide.
www.bcusouthwest.org.uk /access/fal.htm   (281 words)

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