ROUND AND ABOUT CORNWALL

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At the head of the Valency Valley, the beautiful village of Boscastle can justifiably be considered the jewel in the crown of North Cornwall

 This rugged stretch of coast was once a thriving industrial area but is now a desolate landscape of ruined engine-houses and mine dumps and riddled with open shafts and underground workings

Half a mile from the ancient tinners town of St Just

Carn Brea stands some 750 feet above sea level overlooking the towns of Camborne and Redruth

Carn Galva - one of the highest points in Penwith

 This curious antiquity is situated on h= igh ground above the little hamlet of Morvah commanding fine views across the sweeping Penwith moorland and out over the sea

The discovery of tin in Cornwall

The Eden Project is housed within a disused china clay pit at Bodelva near St

In the 1700's the fishing industry in Cornwall centred around the pilchard

 Sir Francis Drake, a Devon man already with a growing reputation as a bold and dreaded privateer throughout the Spanish Empire, set sail in 1577 on his voyage around the world

From earliest times, the short overland passage between Hayle and Marazion with its safe anchorages at either end offered an attractive alternative for seafarers wishing to avoid the inhospitable coastline of the Lands End peninsula

Traditionally held on May 8th, Helston Flora Day is a relic of the ancient pagan festival of Beltane associated with the beginning of summer

This interesting structure is one of five similar stones grouped together

close to Carn Kenidjack; the prominent rocky outcrop on the moors above Pendeen

290 miles from London and 870 miles from John O' Groats, Lands End is renowned for its rugged windswept cliffs and rocky coastline

Situated beside the Penzance to Morvah road, on high ground midway between Morvah and Madron, this intriguing structure is the visible remains of a late Neolithic or early Bronze Age burial mound of the type known generally as Penwith Chamber Tombs

 Built in 1858, The Sailing Brig 'Maria Asumpta' pictured here leaving Penzance harbour in 1994 was the oldest sailing ship in the world still actively voyaging under sail

The name of this ancient monument derives from the Cornish meaning 'stone with a hole' - it is believed to date from the early Bronze Age and could be around 4000 years old

The picturesque fishing village of Mousehole ( pronounced Mowzal ) derives its name from the tiny entrance to the harbour

 Prior to the rebuilding of the old pier at the Newquay was known as Towan Blistra with pilchard fishing as the backbone of the community

 

Padstow -Situated on the western side of the Camel estuary, the ancient fishing port of Padstow was first known as Lodenek and later as Petrocstow when a monastery was founded here by St

 The Padstow 'Obby 'Oss is the relic of an ancient Beltane or pagan summer festival that takes place in the towns streets every May Day

Pendennis Castle- In the 16th century...

The Duchy of Cornwall is justly renowned for its magnificent coastline and the granite cliffs of the rugged Lands End peninsula must rank as some of the most breathtaking

The picturesque inlet at Port Quin can be found on the north Cornish coast about three miles south of Port Isaac

Prussia Cove Cornwall

Tintagel post office

The small village of Roche is to be found just half a mile from the main A30 trunk road on the edge of 'china clay country' and surrounded by moorland

St Columb Cornwall

St Enodoc Church, Cornwall

St Ives

St Michaels mount Cornwall

Legend has it that St Piran...

Stone circles are widespread throughout the British Isles and are believed to date from 2500 BC to 1000 BC

Tintagel - Nowhere, it seems, is more steeped in Arthurian romance than here at Tintagel

 The picturesque inlet at Port Quin can be found on the north Cornish coast about three miles south of Port Isaac

Towednack Church

The treacle mining industry in Cornwall owes much to the county's unique geology

Richard Trevithick is regarded as something of a genius

Truro Cathedral

Veryan Roundhouses Cornwall- These curious dwellings were built in 1782 by a former vicar of the parish Jeremiah Trist although the idea was said to be that of a certain Charles Penrose of St

 This market town of Wadebridge Cornwall grew up around the bridge

This carved oak bench-end can be found in Zennor church; it depicts a mermaid - a creature half woman and half fish - holding what is thought to be a comb and a mirror

Zennor- Standing on high ground to the east of Zennor carn, this ancient structure is best approached by footpath from the B3306 St