Snow

Umm, so it snowed…
For those who don’t live in Cornwall, this NEVER happens. At least anything more than slush.
This year, on the 6th of January, Cornwall got a proper real dusting of white stuff.

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I took this fleeting opportunity to mooch around Wheal Uny, as its higher elevation and slightly out-of-the-way location guaranteed a good view.
I wasn’t disappointed.

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Hind’s pumping engine house.

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And the whim.

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I decided to extend my walk and popped up the lane towards Wheal Basset, passing this pretty gate, with Carn Brea in the background.

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At the top of the lane, take a right and you’ll eventually see the Seleggan Smelting Works, head in here and take an immediate right into the carpark.

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Only the best seating and refreshments are available on any Cornish walk.

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Bit more Seleggan.
Walk through here and take a left through the door at the end; this passes a capped mine shaft belonging to Wheal Basset.

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The view of Wheal Basset stamps and calciner from the bottom track, looking ‘ansome in the snow.

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The twin 30-inch stamps engine house.
I’ll do a separate Wheal Basset post with more information at a later date.

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After getting a good look around Wheal Basset, I retraced my steps back to Wheal Uny. If I’d had more time I would have loved to have visited the rest of Wheel Basset and West Basset stamps in the centre of Carnkie, within easy walking distance.

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