Above is the Man Engine setting off from Tavistock in Devon.
When the second series of Poldark starts on BBC 1 this September you will once again catch a glimpse of the old Cornish mines dotted along the coastline.
Over the summer there is a ‘Man Engine’ clambering his way across from Tavistock in Devon to the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site in Cornwall to celebrate it’s 10th birthday as a UNESCO heritage site.
You can learn huge amounts from how Cornwall went from being a mining powerhouse, to how the industry died and how the region has developed since then. Moreover there is lots to learn about geology, rocks, minerals, infrastructure development and technological advances to mining. A great place to visit for anybody interested in Humanities.