Turn back the clock during heritage ramble

Wednesday 13th September 2006 10:00 pm
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THERE?S a chance for walkers of all ages to enjoy a heritage ramble around Morwellham?s nature reserve and New Quay next Wednesday (September 20). Organised by Caradon District Council, the ramble launches the council?s autumn season of monthly walks for health and pleasure. The walk starts with morning coffee at The Ship Inn in Morwellham at 10.00am. Guides Martin Summers and Dave Winter will be joined by local historian Len Copley in leading walkers through the undisturbed but carefully managed wildlife reserve at Morwellham and onto the old railway through to the George and Charlotte Mine. There will be a break for lunch at around 12.30 when walkers can purchase lunch back at The Ship Inn. The ramble continues in the afternoon with the opportunity to explore the newly opened New Quay site adjacent to the canal, which is home to the old Gorton Copper Mine and arsenic and lime crushing works. During the nineteenth century the area was a final rendezvous for Plymouth bound barges plying their trade between the ports. The barges were turned about aloft a huge turntable before being loaded with minerals and shipped back to Plymouth for despatch across the world. The Morwellham and New Quay ramble is free of charge, but places need to be booked in advance. Walkers will also need to bring or buy their own lunches. To find out more about this and other walks, or to book a place, contact Pat Gormley on 01579 348749.

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