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Download our ‘Geevor to Levant’ audio trail and explore the mining landscape around Geevor, before heading down to the sea and following the coast to Levant Mine. These two mines are amongst a group...
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  • Walking
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Take the no. 14 from Truro to St Ives and alight at Hayle. Hayle’s proximity to the major copper and tin mines of Redruth and Camborne gave this area an important role. Cross the railway swing bridge...
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Park your car at Rinsey Head and enjoy a gentle walk along the beautiful coastpath to Trewavas. You will see the Wheal Prosper engine house, built in 1860– evidence that this area was once a hive of...
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  • Walking
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Venture down into Wheal Roots – the 18th century tin mine at Poldark – to learn about Cornish mining history and find out what conditions were actually like for Cornish mine workers. Also view the re...
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  • Walking
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Download our ‘On the Great Flat Lode: the Basset Mines at South Wheal Frances’ audio trail. This family trail near Redruth takes you back to 1900. The mine’s purser (accountant) is a colourful...
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  • Nature
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Explore the Kennall Vale Gunpowder Works – one of the largest and most complete gunpowder works to be found anywhere in Britain. Park in the village of Ponsanooth; walk past the shop and up the steep...
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  • Nature
  • Walking
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Walk around the stunning cliff-top engine house at Wheal Coates: pictured on hundreds of postcards, but must be seen for real. Visit the site of the old harbour at Trevaunance Cove, now in ruins,...
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  • Nature
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The Luxuylan Valley is breathtakingly beautiful, with steep granite boulder strewn slopes surrounding the River Par. You will see evidence of copper mining, which was booming in the St Austell area...

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