Kennall Vale nature reserve is a hidden gem located a short walk from Ponsanooth between Falmouth and Truro and managed by Cornwall Wildlife Trust. It’s a beautiful woodland trail with tumbling waterfalls and it is rich in the history of gunpowder production, linked to the tin mining industry. To reach it, park either in The Stag Hunt Inn if you are stopping as a customer (recommended) or near the Ponsanooth shop (make sure it’s somewhere that doesn’t block this busy road). Turn off the main road and walk past the shop and as you climb up the hill out of the village, there’s a small sign and a gateway in a stone wall on the right. At the entrance is a sign with a map of the circular trail around the vale.