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Walk along the headland at Portreath, and imagining the harbour in its industrial heyday as a bustling copper port. Explore Wheal Peevor, which has three fine engine houses close to the A30. Witness...
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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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Gwennap Pit is an open air amphitheatre, near Redruth in Cornwall, made famous by John Wesley, the founder of Methodism. Possibly a hollow created by mining activities, it has remarkable acoustic...
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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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Take the Western Greyhound bus to St Agnes and explore the lively and historic village, with its pubs, cafés and pretty rows of granite cottages like Stippy Stappy. Steeped in mining history, the...
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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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Take a short drive to Wheal Martyn Museum and Country Park.  Set in 26 acres of woodland, nestling in the historic Ruddle Valley on the outskirts of St Austell, Wheal Martyn provides a fascinating...
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Visit the Prince of Wales Shaft at Phoenix United Mine, built for the last big pumping engine made in Cornwall (1907). It’s an impressive and distinctive landmark with great views across the...

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