Godolphin is celebrating its mining history.
As part of Heritage Open Days, and in partnership with the Godolphin Cross Community Association, Godolphin is celebrating its mining history with a series of free guided walks and themed talks.
The guided walks and talks are free, but places are limited so pre-booking is essential. Please call 01736763194 to book your place. Entrance to the garden at Godolphin is free from 10 – 19 September, no pre-booking is required.
See how mining activity has shaped the landscape we see today and share in the stories of Cornwall’s mining past with two guided walks led by Stephen Polglase, whose family has mined at Godolphin for hundreds of years. On Monday take in Godolphin Woods, which used to be a hub of the mining industry, and on Thursday explore Tregonning Hill, taking in Great Work engine house.
Both walks will start at 1.30pm and finish with refreshments at Godolphin Cross Chapel before a shuttle bus will return you to your car at 4.30pm. Both walks are limited to 15 spaces per walk. Pre-booking is essential and sturdy footwear and waterproof clothing is advisable.
Godolphin House is open on Sunday 19 September for talks led by local experts taking place in the King’s Room at 11am and 2pm on both days. Arrive 30 minutes before the talk to be led through the House and discover how Godolphin was one of the most important mining sites in Cornwall. Spaces are limited to 30 per talk.
A countryside Tramper for use around Godolphin can be hired in advance by phoning 01736 763194. Please note that the guided walks include uneven terrain and potentially slippery conditions. They are not suitable for use with the Tramper and suitable clothing and footwear must be worn.