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Cornwall Weekend Away
Minions

20th May 2013

Leader: Mark Wolle




The weather changed for our last day in Cornwall but although it was grey and overcast, the rain held off long enough for us to enjoy a third day of walking.  We drove north to Minions which is just south east of Bodmin Moor and explored the mining heritage and the natural rock formations as well as an ancient stone circle.  If you'd like to try a walk then do come along and find out what all this Swansea Walking in the great outdoors is all about.  It won't cost you anything to come along and see if walking is for you.  If you get the bug and want to walk or stroll regularly then you can also become a member.  Just ask us about the walks we do when you join us for a Swansea Walk.





Photographs of the Walk



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Leader: Mark Wolle


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Gathering in the village


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Following an old tramway


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A turkey stood guard


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Tramway stones still in place


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Monument to a large scale industry now vanished


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Farm house has seen better days


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Some of the many engine houses


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Mark found us some mud
(at least we thought it was mud!)



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Higher and drier ground


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Lots of industrial ruins


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Over a stone stile


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More ruins


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Old Engine House


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Spoil heaps left when industry closed


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New foals


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Not very old


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Had to wrap up to keep warm


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Nearly back for pub lunch


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They beat us to it - Lamb dinner anyone?


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Oh! - they heard us!


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After lunch we went north of the village


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Engine house converted into museum


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Another tramway


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Is it me or does he look shocked to see us!


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Another well preserved tramway


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Natural rock formations


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What? We got to go up there?


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All the way up there?


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Ah! Now we know why!


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Well worth coming up to see them


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Nobody sneeze!!


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Well the roar of the jet didn't disturb the stones


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These are The Hurlers, an ancient stone circle


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Ancient stones near not so ancient mines


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Last few yards to the finish of our Cornish holiday





Ordnance Survey map of the route walked
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All photographs Copyright  Andrew Morgan 2013
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