A visit to Lanner brings you close to Cornwall’s rich mining heritage and gives great options to recharge and refresh if you’re touring the area.
The extensive Tresavean Mine complex was once the third largest copper mine in Cornwall. Today only the remains of one of its 13 engine houses survive. Tresavean had the first engine to take miners down the shaft (before that they descended the 1728 feet by ladder!) and the first electronically driven turbines to pump out water from the mine. There are also the remains of the works arsenic flues still present.
On the other side of the valley, on Carn Marth, is another preserved engine house – Pennance Consols – and further up the Carn you will pass a disused granite quarry now employed as an open air theatre.
In the village there are two pubs for food and drink or, if you fancy a picnic, there is the village stores, the bakery (for great pasties), or the fish and chip shop – all great fare to eat out: in the playing field, Church Green or why not go to the top of Carn Marth and take in the coast to coast view.