Luxulyan Valley Walk, Cornwall – Industrial Heritage and Natural Beauty; Janine Moore; BaldHiker

UK – Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape

The Luxulyan Valley is, to my mind, a true Cornish treasure, a place for tranquil walks through the woodland and natural beauty, combined with local mining history, remnants of which can be easily noted on a relaxed wander in this deep-set valley, north of St Austel, at this UNESCO world heritage site. The Cornish name Glynn Gwernan, translates to “Alder Tree Valley.” The most prominent feature in Luxulyan valley is the 10 arched, Treffry Viaduct, which towers over the river Par at a height of 30 metres and is 198 metres in length, it was a major feat in its time, its purpose, to carry a tramway and a leat over the valley.

Many of the remains of Cornish mining industry you will see along the journey through the valley, include the remnants of the original horse drawn tramway route, a 3-mile leat (an artificial water channel,) to power the water wheels and water pressure engines for Fowey consuls mine, also for use by steam engines to pull the mining carts up the incline and of course for ore processing.

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