Lanterdan Quarry

Lanterdan Quarry

Lanterdan Quarry © 2013 Mufidah Kassalias

Lanterdan Quarry, one of the nine quarries between Tintagel and Trebarwith Strand, is a particularly impressive sight with its great pillar rising up from the centre. Initially Sean and I assumed the pillar was a natural phenomenon, however in talking with locals we learned that the quarry workers mined around the column of stone, extracting only the valuable slate.

As the above photograph was taken from the coastal path it doesn’t show the full height of the column, which is perhaps twice as tall in actuality. Gull Rock, in the middle of the sea, is named, unsurprisingly, in honour of its many seagull residents.


Mufidah Kassalias Mufidah Kassalias is a writer, photographer and slow traveller. A digital nomad, she’s also co-founder of Creative Thunder, helping creative individuals and small businesses to fire up their online presence and prowess. To get a free copy of the inspiring Creative Thunder Manifesto, click here.

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