porthleven food festival 2016

Crown Mines Botallack (Bostalek)

Crown Mines, former tin mines, low down the cliffs north of Botallack. There are two engine houses here and the mine extends for about 400 metres out under the Atlantic ocean; the deepest shaft is 250 fathoms (about 500m) below sea level. Photo by Cornish Heritage Contributor to The UNESCO Cornish Mining World Heritage Status Tweet This Post

porthleven food festival 2016

Bicentenary celebrations in Portreath

THIS weekend’s bicentenary celebrations in Portreath were led by world class sportswoman Lenna Hawkey. The festivities were held to mark 200 years since the creation of the Portreath to Poldice tramroad, which linked the Duchy’s inland mines with Portreath harbour. At Portreath, Cornish copper ore would then be transported to South Wales for smelting, and […]

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Kit Hill.

Kit Hill Country Park (which includes the hill and surrounding areas), was given to the people of Cornwall in 1985 to mark the birth of Prince William, by his father, the Duke of Cornwall (Prince Charles). It is managed by Cornwall Council and consists of some 400 acres. This area of the Tamar Valley is […]

porthleven food festival 2016

The Great Flat Load Cornwall – photos

There has actually been  snow in some northern parts of Cornwall today, not here, though it feels  colder enough to. Blustery and bleak, Looking across from Four Lanes. This area gained World Heritage Status for Cornwall’s tin mining history in 2006; it it also part of the ‘Great Flat Load’, a huge tin deposit that […]