Saturday, 26 December 2009
Starting from the previous post, I will do the first part of the walk up onto Carn Marth. I will break these down into smaller posts, I have done the complete walk but to put it all into one post would be to large.
Standing on the top of Lanner Hill this is the A393 leading down into Redruth with the Atlantic north coast on the Horizon approx 7 miles distant.
This is the view to the East my home village of Lanner is in the valley and the English Channel coast is 8 miles away.
CARN MARTH LANE
This is the view after we cross the A393 and start heading up the Carn. As you can see it was a very frosty morning.
A right turn around the first bend and the lane levels out for 100 yards.
Even at this low level the landscape is starting to open out and at the end of this part we come across an old Engine house part of the Pennance Consols mine system.
Granite information plaque for the Engine House.
PENNANCE CONSOLS ENGINE HOUSE.
Turning left we head on up the lane with the Engine house behind us.
The lane now climbs steadly up for 150 yards, on this morning it was very icy and slippery making walking quite difficult.
This is the top of this section of the walk and as can be seen we are getting a lot higher. in the next post I will get to the summit of the Carn which is 711 ft above sea level. Also there are one or two interesting places to look at.