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From exploring the Cornish hedgerows that date back 4,000 years to discovering how we can learn from the past to ensure the future of British farming, step into a world where local produce continues to sit at the core of community and place.

This is a really good example of the prehistoric, fossilised landscape that we have here in West Penwith - one of the oldest continuously farmed landscapes in Europe.

Quite often you get these higgldy-piggldy clusters of small fields and people don't often realise but they're probably upwards of 4,000 years old.
  

Laura Ratcliffe-Warren

A short film created in conversation with mother and daughter farming duo Lisa & Ursula, and Penwith Landscape Partnership‘s resident Archaeologist Laura, at Higher Keigwin Farm

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Chapter 9

An Uncommon Place

Reflect on a landscape through the eyes of those who have lived it, those who have penned its story and those who still shape its cultural identity.

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Chapter 10

Wild Skies

Embrace the wild skies of the west, where stormy weather battering the isolated outpost of the Cape Cornwall National Coastwatch station is just another day in the office.

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Chapter 1

A Remarkable People

Uncover the secrets behind the remarkable people that have pioneered their own future on the Tin Coast.

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Chapter 2

A Thriving Future

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Chapter 4

Crib or Croust? Here We Say Mossel

From farmer to fisherman, explore the Tin Coast through the power of words and culture.

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Chapter 6

An Astonishing History

A landscape once simultaneously ravaged by nature and industry, discover how the unique mining history of the Tin Coast has shaped the community that thrives here today.

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Chapter 5

Deep in Time, Land and Spirit

Discover our rich cultural heritage which is so So SO much more than old buildings, we have an entire human history written into our landscape.

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Chapter 8

Where Sea and Sky Collide

A place where people are born to and drawn to, find out why this coast has become home to artists, makers and more.

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Chapter 7

Stored With Moth and Rust Destroy

Immerse yourself in the traditions created by the people who shaped the landscape long ago, and find out how those very traditions are being brought back to life today.