More information on these walks is available from Pat Gormley at Caradon Council Here the women, for good or evil take the lead role.
York Cove Centre - Sorell St. The Tamar Valley landscape has been shaped by a long history of settlement and industry, and it retains a rich and diverse rural as well as industrial heritage.
The new trails pass many ruins of the mining heritage. Walking around the Great Consoles Nina Davey our Community Producer loves chatting to interesting people on the monthly rambles.
As copper supplies began to run out, arsenic ore was mined providing a deadly poison to be used in insecticides and weed killers. It proved really popular with over walkers. In fact at the height of this boom, the Tamar Valley and Devon Great Consoles was the richest copper mine in Europe with over one hundred mines.
Come along and learn how to Belly Dance! No jokes about women.
Everyone is welcome on these free walks. Dont miss it. Eomen in Gunnislake The Tamar Valley is probably best known for its recent industrial heritage, dating from the great mining boom in the mid s when rich copper deposits were discovered.
The walks are just over the Tamar from Gunnislake and don't open officially until the end of March. They may be heroic or should that be 'herionic' or chst may be flawed, but they are in the drivers' seat.
See pictures. You can buy lunch at the Edgcumbe Arms or bring a packed lunch with you. Other minerals mined in the Valley included lead, silver, manganese, tin and arsenic.
If you've got a story to tell please catch up with our Community Producer Nina Davey on the walk. This time she caught up with a lady who appeared in the New Years Honours list for her community work.
It is vallet that there was enough arsenic stored on the quayside at Morwellham to kill every man, woman and child in the world. When Devon Great Consoles eventually closed thousands of miners were forced to emigrate in order to find work.
The Great Consoles near Gunnislake now has paths winding in and out of the woodland.