Welcome to Ludgvan Parish. Situated in the far west of Cornwall it lies to the south of St Ives in a narrow neck of land which is bounded to the north by the Penwith Moors and to the south by glorious Mounts Bay.
The area encompasses a number of small villages which include Crowlas, Cockwells, Canon’s Town, Whitecross and Long Rock, plus a number of hamlets. At the heart of the Parish is Ludgvan Churchtown where the 14th century church of St Paul's is located and where spectacular views of St Michael's Mount can be enjoyed.
Today Ludgvan's economy relies mainly on small industry, farming and tourism whilst there are also a number of large retail outlets at Long Rock. Housing is a mixture of traditional Cornish granite and slate cottages, Victorian houses and modern dwellings.
Ludgvan is a thriving community and holds a number of events throughout the year amongst which are a popular flower and produce competition, a country fair and traditional Cornish feast, which is held in January. The village of Ludgvan has a popular and thriving primary school, a childcare centre - The Oasis, a community centre, two public houses and a post office. A number of community groups meet regularly around the parish catering for both young and old. These include: a historical society, the luncheon club, two youth groups, sports teams and many more.
Ludgvan is also an excellent location for those who enjoy the outdoor life. St Michael's way, a popular and established footpath, runs through the parish and there are a multitude of bridleways and other footpaths to explore the natural environment. There are also many locations within the parish and nearby for those who enjoy bird watching and fishing.
Whether you are a resident or a visitor to our parish we hope you will enjoy exploring our website and what our parish has to offer.
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