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Looking to Logan Rock from the Coast Path

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Pendeen Light Gurnards Head Churn Castle to Pendeen Light Pendeen Light commissioned in 1900, automated in 1995. The Light has a range of 16 miles. Now managed by The Trevithick Trust on behalf of Trinity House. More walk details coming soon. churn-castle

Botallack and Wheal Owles Though it is difficult to image today Botallack once provided employment for over 1000 men, women, and children. Men and boys aged over 14 would work underground, whilst the women would break the ore in all weathers on the surface. The Crowns Section -the lower of the two engine houses is in fact a winding house for the Boscawen Shaft, inclined and reaching far out under the sea, to a depth of many fathoms below adit.

A small plaque marks the Wheal Owles Mining Disaster of 10 January 1893, in which 18 men and 1 boy that lost their lives. A mass of bluebells and pink thrift in late summer. Shafts, adits and workings, are often unmarked and unfenced, the buildings themselves in a poor state of repair. For your own safety keep to marked paths, do not enter buildings walk over spoil tips, or enter old mine workings. Enjoy your walk.

 Penberth Cove to the Minack Theatre via Logan Rock. West Cornwall
A circular walk taking in some of the nicest cliff scenery in West Cornwall. Park you car in Treen Village. Walk back down the lane down to Penberth Cove, where you may be lucky enough see a boat being winched back up the slipway. From there take the Coast Path out to Logan Rock . Take a break and enjoy the breathtaking views across Pednvounder Bay.

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porth-chapel In spring the cliff tops are a blaze of bluebells. Continue walking West along the Coastpath walking across the beach at Porthcurno to the Minack Theatre and on to Porth Chapel Hence back to your car. 3 miles. Fairly strenuous. Most of this stretch of Coastline is protected for the Nation by the National Trust

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Lands End to Porthcurno  Fancy a walk leaving the crowds behind you ? Follow the Cornwall Coastal Footpath West to Porthcurno via Gwennap Head and to the Minack Theatre.

Rinsey Head and Wheal Trewavas  Rinsey Head and the now consolidated ruins of Wheal Prosper Mine , preserved for the Nation by the National Trust. Below is Porthcew, a small low tide beach, off the beaten track and south facing- a real suntrap. From here there is a choice of two paths along the cliff tops of Rinsey East Cliff to Trewavas Head with superb views back across Mounts Bay. Just around the Headland with Porthleven coming into view are the remains of Wheal Trewavas Mine, two engine houses clinging to the cliffs, a striking remainder of the hard work and toil needed to bring minerals to the surface from working deep under the sea. But given their distance from the nearest road seen by only keen walkers. A nice place to pause and take in the Cornish Coastal Path scenery with the satellite dishes of Earth Station Goonhilly in the distance .

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