Cornwall & West Devon Mining Landscapes, ENGLAND
During the 18th and early 19th centuries, many parts of Cornwall and West Devon were transformed into mining landscapes due to the rapid growth of tin and copper mining techniques; the substantial remains of deep underground mines, engine houses and foundries are testimony to the region’s contribution to the world of mining and the Industrial Revolution. Ten areas make up the World Heritage Site, and one of the best is Cornwall’s St Just Mining district, which can be accessed via the south west coast path near the village of St Just. Here, the coastal track skirts past the picturesque engine houses of the Crowns Shaft of Botallack Mine perched far below on a rocky outcrop. The workings once stretched well under the sea and it was said that the miners could hear the boulders rumbling over the seabed while they worked.
Giant’s Causeway & Causeway Coast, NORTHERN IRELAND