Somehow, we managed to miss the Copper Kingdom when we followed the signs for "Copper Mine" and immediately found ourselves in the car park aside the disused workings on Parys Mountain. The walk around this, arguably once the world's largest copper mine, is quite inspirational. Probably a good couple of miles around the circumference if you explore all the byways, the landscape reveals strangely alien reds, coppers and grey slate mounds peppered with purple heathers. We made our visit on a sunny August day and the vibrant colours set against a blue sky were breathtaking.
Read the information posters and it's hard to believe that the huge crater before you was dug by hand using shovels and axes. We didn't make it to the bottom, preferring instead to walk the perimeter and cross the bridge at the far end. From here, the extent of the mining can be seen from both sides. A short walk takes you to the tower - not much to see here, though you can go inside.
Fantastic photography, a bracing walk - and a great place for Hollywood to film Martian landscapes for fiction movies.
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