National Trust ‘desecrates’ Cornish beauty spot with safety barriers; Chris Pleasance; Daily Mail

UK – Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape

Those living near the tin coast, in Cornwall, have reacted with fury after the National Trust installed metal grates and safety fences to protect tourists visiting the beauty spot from falling down mines.

  • Tin coast in Cornwall provides the backdrop for much of BBC series Poldark 
  • But flood of tourists and fans of the show have led to safety barriers being put up 
  • Locals are furious at ‘desecration’ of beauty spot, calling it ‘mindless vandalism’
  • In Septemer visitor Andrew Williams, from Wales, had to be rescued after falling down a mine and hurting himself, and had called for more safety measures

The National Trust has been accused of ‘desecrating’ a Cornish beauty spot which featured in BBC series Poldark by installing health and safety barriers.

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