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Friday, August 23, 2013
Wheal Martyn offers a great day out, set within 26 acres in the heart of Cornwall the picturesque site includes nature trails, woodland walks and is home to the UKs only china clay heritage centre, set amongst preserved remains of a Victorian clay works.
Whether you want to find out more about Cornwalls rich China Clay heritage in the interactive visitor centre, fancy exploring the nature trails complete with childrens woodland play area and adventure course, or want a unique view of a modern China Clay pit at work with monitor jets and giant machinery, the China Clay Country Park has something for everyone.
There are ancient buildings to explore such as the crib hut and vintage commercial vehicles including a locomotive. The rich history of the clay industry is brought to life in the interactive centre which tells the story of china clay from past to present, has historic artifacts, photographs and audio visual displays.
Why not make a day of it and have lunch in the cafe with an outside terrace offering the best Cornish food and drink. The onsite gift shop sells a unique range of quality gifts and souvenirs.