View from toll bridge.
Next we climbed a short way up the narrow and steep lane before turning right onto a footpath. More climbing and then we reached a more level bit.
The path we were following was originally made by miners as they made their way to the goldmine. The quartz boulder is a sign that veins of quartz run through the rocks nearby.
G had said there was a waterfall in the woods which he likened to a miniature version of the Reichenbach Falls, but it was getting rather hot and it had been uphill all the way, so we turned back when we reached this entrance to one of the goldmines. There was a delicious cold draught blowing out of the hill.
As you can see, as we returned along the lane leading to the toll bridge, the tide was right in.