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This walk: 2018-11-5  This walk was a reconnaissance walk for the Lydford High Down walk on 25th November 2018.

Google Satellite map and GPS track of the walk 

 

Looking down from the track above Wheal Mary Emma tin mine at two round buddles, where heavy tin was separated from lighter "gangue" .....

 

The more obvious circular buddle.

 

Ruins of a mine building next to the filled-in shaft .....

 

Filled-in shaft with the building behind.

 

A second building, nearer the river with the remains of a filled-in wheel pit. This is said to be large enough to house a 30 or 40-foot diameter wheel.

 

Approaching Black Pool, below Black Rock which bears the Hunter Memorial plaque (see top left) ..... also known as Hunetr's Pool .....

 

Presumablt the  hornfelsed slate and hornfelsed siltstone of the Liddaton Formation (metamorphised by the nearby granite intrusion) - see the BGS Geology of Britain map viewer .....

 

Closer view.

 

Looking across the River Lyd over Black Pool.

 

The seat and memorial plaque at Black Rock .....

 

The memorial plaque.

 

A step stile at SX 52743 85557, almost back at the car park.

 

 

A sadly weathered memorial seat from perhaps 1986, 32 years ago, at SX 52731 85548 .....

 

IN MEMORY OF A SPECIAL SON
STUART THAYRE 1951-1986
UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN
MAY GOD HOLD YOU IN THE HOLLOW OF HIS HAND

 

MAP: Red = GPS satellite track of the walk.


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Also, Copyright 2005, Memory-Map Europe, with permission.

 

 

 

Statistics
Distance - 3.11 km / 1.93 miles

 

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