14 March, 2015

Walking The Cornish Coast Looking For Tin Mines

Chapel Porth

On Tuesday, the forecast was good. Sunshine was promised so we decided to go for a walk along Cornwall's coastal path.

We started out at Chapel Porth on Cornwall's north coast, had a look at the beach (above) and then took to climbing up the cliffs via a footpath.

Cornwall's coastal path from Chapel Porth

The footpath signs showed the way - not that you can really get lost following the coast. Amazingly though we only saw two other people on our walk. I guess nobody believed the weather forecast after all of the rain and wintry conditions we have had recently.

Footpath

We soon had the old Wheal Coates tin and copper mine in sight. It's hard to believe that this would have once been a busy industrial scene. Now the area has been left to Mother Nature.

Wheal Coates tin mine, Cornwall

The tin mines are a symbol of Cornwall, once tin was exported, along with copper and other minerals all over the world.

Tin

The chimney stack still rises high and proud ...

Wheal Coates tin and copper mine

... as it looks out on the Atlantic Ocean. We carried on our walk into the afternoon sustained by traditional Cornish pasties - though mine was a vegetarian pasty. A perfect day!

Atlantic view from Cornwall coast path

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5 comments:

  1. Beautiful! It's as if you two walked back into history - you're time travelers!

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    1. Time travellers - like the sound of that!

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  2. I love Cornwall. Only went there once but a wonderful place to visit. We can get excellent oggies at a local store which specialises in British foods.

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  3. You've almost got me convinced I should take a holiday in Cornwall in the not too distant future Mike and check these walks out myself.

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  4. That is some serious beauty, Mike.

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