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Kennall Vale nature reserve and gunpowder works
Kennall Vale nature reserve and gunpowder works. Set in a lovely wooded valley by Ponsonooth, on the Falmouth road, offers bluebells, mixed woodland, river and streams, old quarry and the old gunpowder workings with the water mills dotting the valley side above the river. This site produced much of the gunpowder used in making charges for the mines but changing technology meant the demand reduced and the works finally closed. A wonderful place for a ramble, picnic, then a stop at the Stag in Ponsonooth.