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.
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.
Hind’s pumping engine house.
And the whim.
I decided to extend my walk and popped up the lane towards Wheal Basset, passing this pretty gate, with Carn Brea in the background.
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.
Only the best seating and refreshments are available on any Cornish walk.
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.
The view of Wheal Basset stamps and calciner from the bottom track, looking ‘ansome in the snow.
The twin 30-inch stamps engine house.
I’ll do a separate Wheal Basset post with more information at a later date.
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.