Bodmin Moor

The landscape that Chastity Trewartha worked in, and which she was pursued through by the Wild Hunt,  in the 1850s at the height of the copper mining boom, was a very different place from the one we see today. Then it was essentially an industrial landscape, albeit a remote and exposed one.

The following photographs show the landscape around Caradon Hill and Minions as it today. This was the general area that Chastity was traversing when she encountered the Wild Hunt. The following two images are from Caradon Hill.

Ruined Mine Engine with Gorse Bush in the Foreground - Caradon Hill
Ruined Mine Engine – Caradon Hill
Ruined Mine Engine - Caradon Hill
Ruined Mine Engine – Caradon Hill

To the west of Caradon Hill is the village of Minions, the highest village in Cornwall, right on the edge of Bodmin Moor.

The following images are from the moor close to Minions.

Looking East from Minions Moor Toward Dartmoor - Prince of Wales Engine House Visible in the Mid-ground
Looking East from Minions Moor Toward Dartmoor

This image is a view from above the path leading to Cheesewring quarry on Bodmin moor out towards Dartmoor in the distance. The Prince of Wales engine house with its distinctive red brick chimney can be seen in the mid-ground. The Prince of Wales engine house is more recent than a lot of the other mine buildings here, dating from 1910.

Stunted Windblown Trees on Bodmin Moor Near Minions
Stunted Windblown Trees on Bodmin Moor Near Minions
Looking towards Sharp Tor with a stunted tree and granite boulder in the foreground
Looking Towards Sharp Tor
Granite Boulders and Stunted Trees on Bodmin Moor
Granite Boulders and Stunted Trees on Bodmin Moor

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