Redruth is a large Cornish town with an industrial past of which there are reminders in the town centre including the tin miner statue and Murdock’s House, home of inventor William Murdock who made the first locomotive in 1784. A few miles west of Redruth, is the mining heritage centre of Heartlands. Centred around a restored engine house, there is parkland, gardens and a visitor centre. Photos are from a fine Sunday morning in April.
Yarner Wood is a large woodland and is a “National Nature Reserve” on East Dartmoor near Bovey Tracey. There are numerous paths and trails through the woods, including a path which links up with “The Templar Way”, a trail which includes the Haytor Granite Tramway and in places the granite line can still be seen. In Yarner Wood there are also bird hides and the wood is popular with bird watchers. Photos are from a fine Sunday in early April.