Treffry Viaduct, Luxulyan Valley, Cornwall by Thomas Southgate

Treffry Viaduct, Luxulyan Valley, Cornwall

I am an amateur photographer who enjoys capturing landscapes both natural and man made. This has led me to develop a particular interest in landscapes of historic / landscape value, and I am now in the process of visiting every Word Heritage site within the UK to create an entire photo record, as well as a blog about the experience - https://exploringtheuksworldheritage.blogspot.com/

As well as documenting important heritage assets within the UK, I am hoping that this journey will aid the development of my photography skills, as it is something that gives me great pleasure and satisfaction.

The submitted image is of the Treffry Viaduct and Aqueduct in the Luxulyan Valley in Cornwall. The viaduct and aqueduct was a vital part of the mining infrastructure in west Devon and Cornwall. Without it, the mining industry in this region would not have been able to grow and operate in the way it did, yet its crucial contribution is almost forgotten. Despite its scale, grandeur and importance, it is being swallowed by the woodland it sits within. This was my favourite part of the mining landscape that remains within west Devon and Cornwall - it was a beautiful location to visit.