A Second View from Carn Marth: Fourteen Round Walks South and West of Truro ISBN: 9781873443002


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Immediate dispatch from Somerset. Nice older book in great condition. Pages in excellent condition. No notes or highlighting. See images. Fantastic book.

About the book >.>.> In particular two very glaring gaps in the original book were the granite-quarrying industry (though of course this was touched on) and the area of Tresavean Mine very much overlooked by Carn Marth. I still quite often get asked “Where is Carn Marth?” even by people who live within five miles of it – yet with its quarries at the top and the distinctive engine house on its side it’s almost as recognisable as Carn Brea and the view from the top is even better. The title of my book is based on that of an essay by J. R. Leifchild “The View from Carn Marth” published in 1857 in which he wrote that “moor and mine granite and chimneys steam-engines and deads seem to monopolise the greater portion of the ground from sea to sea…… This is one of the very richest portions of England. Right under and around these dead and dreary spots run marvellous veins of most valuable metal.” At that time the “agriculturist” was almost “completely subdued” by the miner but now the farmer and nature have reasserted their authority and the area is one of lush green fields woods and moorland clothed in gorse and heather. The evidence that this was once one of the world’s most important mining regions is still there of course and for me that is what makes it such a rewarding region to explore.

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Landfall Publications

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Bob Acton


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