Perranporth to St Agnes
Perranporth with it’s three miles of golden sands, clear waters, spectacular cliff walks and famous surf, attracts visitors from all over the world. This 3.6 mile walk is particularly good for dogs as it passes beaches and pubs where dogs are welcome.
The beach provides endless opportunities for relaxing, playing or simply taking a leisurely walk. Those who wish for something a little more challenging, the South West Coast Path, has some of the most spectacular coastal views and ocean vistas in the world.
This walk from Perranporth to St Agnes is fairly level and provides excellent cliff top walking. From the very start you can experience the mining heritage, as well as keeping your eye out for the birdlife and wild flowers.
- Head for Droskyn Point on the west side of Perranporth and you will soon encounter the first relics of the mining industry. As you walk, take a look back at the cliffs below Droskyn as this area was once famous for smugglers.
- As you exit the quarry you overlook Hanover Cove named for the wreck of the Hanover, driven onshore with a valuable cargo in 1763. When you have rounded the cove, take a look back for a view of the mine adits and the mineral-stained cliffs below Cligga.
- The path continues alongside an airfield that was used during the war, and you’ll see the old aircraft shelters are still in evidence today.
- The path drops steeply into Trevellas Cove situated at the bottom of a once heavily-mined valley. The last tin stream works in Cornwall is worth a visit and still produces small quantities of tin today.
- After dropping down in to Trevaunance Cove for refreshment you could take an equally rewarding walk back to Perranporth along the same path, or wander up to the centre of St Agnes, a vibrant town, full of Cornish charm.