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£10k grant from GWR helps Cornish community connect with its heritage; Rail Advent

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Great Western Railway has provided a grant to Cornwall Heritage Trust for a community near St Austell to connect with its unique industrial heritage.

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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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The 22 Cornish landmarks you’ve driven past and always told yourself you should visit but never did; Olivier Vergnault; Cornwall Live

UK – Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape

You should pop in sometime and discover more of wonderful Cornwall.

Cornwall is rich in history and a place of natural beauty we have come to enjoy. But we tend to take it for granted at times and more often than not we will drive past a landmark and tell ourselves how we should climb that tor or visit this castle, but we never do.

Below is a list of 22 Cornish places we have all driven past or seen a sign for, but never bothered to check out.

Hopefully this list will give you the impetus to take that detour, turn off the A30, the A38 or the A39 and go and explore more of Cornwall.

It is worth it we promise.

Tintagel Castle – Tintagel

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