An afternoon at Deveron by the Carnon River

August 31, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Carnon River at DeveronThe Carnon River at DeveronThe incoming tide at Deveron Feock Cornwall Carnon River at DeveronThe Carnon River at DeveronThe incoming tide at Deveron Feock Cornwall

A little bit of Cornwall that not everyone knows about. The Restronguet creek comes up to meet the Carnon River at Deveron, its a little bit of Cornish magic a wonderful place to sit and watch the world go by. If you are keen on bird watching there lots of water fowl, waders, a few weeks ago a stopped to chat to some bird watchers who said they had seen a pelican I cant say I have seen any thing in the local news. 

In the nineteenth century Deveron was the place where goods could be shipped in and out of the mines. For an intense period of activity the newly built railway at Redruth and Chacewater shuttled bach and forth between Deveron and the Gwennap mines, loading tin and copper ore into ships and barges waithing in the river and unloading the imported timber and coal and iron. Deveron was developed specifically for this purpose.

There is a great pub The Old Quay Inn with wonderful food and great beers just a few yards from the water up a short but steep hill.you can cycle from Deveron or walk to Portreath along the old railway track now a cycle path. 


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