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The Cornwall Mining World Heritage Site

The World Heritage Site and its links to The South West Coast Path

Wheal Owles Mine at Botallack St just

Crowns Engine Houses Cornwall Mining World Heritage Site Walking HolidayIn 2006 the ghostly clifftop engine houses, dramatic coastal scenery and lavish country estates of Cornwall and West Devon were linked to become the largest World Heritage Site in mainland Britain and the story of the regions mining past and its stunning locations finally got the recognition and protection they demand.  The South West Coast Path is the key to unlock this unique area and offers  you a World Class Coast Walking Route directly through the heart of it all.

Use the link below for full details about the areas of the World Heritage Site, its purpose, its attractions and its relevance to not only Cornwall but the wider world that those miners exported their skills to.

Cornish Mining Area Location Map

Cornish Mining area location map

Walking Holiday Options around Lands End covering the best of the World Heritage Site

www.cornish-mining.org.uk Wheal Edward Mine Land End Walking HolidayOur Cornish Mining Heritage Walk offers 3 or 4 days of superb walking through the mining sites and locations of the Lands End peninsular,  a route that combines the best section of The South West Coast Path in Cornwall  with the time to explore,  understand and experience the Mining Past on route.

CLICK HERE to read a full description of the walk, the sights en route as well as all the detail you need to walk it.

Walking Holidays in other areas of The World Heritage Site

Three other sections of the Cornish Coastal Path run through the remaining World Heritage areas and you can find out below what you will discover on each route.

The Padstow to St Ives  South West Coast Path Section  (St Agnes and Redruth Mining Areas)

The Penzance to Falmouth  South West Coast Path Section (Tregonning and Trewavas Mining District)

The Falmouth to Plymouth   South West Coast Path Section  (Charlestown and Luxulyan Mining Heritage)


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