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World Heritage Cornish Mining


Koru is a proud to be a Champion of World Heritage Cornish Mining.  On the North Coast Kayak Adventure almost every wonderful visual experience is associated to the Cornish Mining heritage from the old harbour wall at Trevaunance Cove which allowed boats to bring coal from South Wales to smelt the ore to the waterfall in Waterfall Bay which is caused by waters flowing through old mines.  Hanover Cove which Visit Cornwall has stated is one of the top 5 kayaking spots in Cornwall has been mined for centuries and it is due to this heritage that we have this incredible kayaking experience there.

In 2006 selected mining landscapes across Cornwall and west Devon were inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, placing Cornish mining heritage on a par with international treasures like Machu Pichu, the Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China.


Ten separate Areas make up the World Heritage Site, each has its own character and opportunities for adventure. The largest World Heritage Site in the UK, with over 20,000 hectares spread across Cornwall and west Devon, it offers myriad experiences to explore our world-changing mining culture.

To explore the stories of Cornish mining in the area, visit the mining attractions or simply plan a day trip within one of the World Heritage Site areas, please use the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site widget within this website.

For more in depth information, including news & events, visit the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site website