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The Cornwall Mining World Heritage Site

Day 4  St Just to Sennen   5.5 miles along The South West Coast Path

Today's Walking Highlights

South West Coast Path near Lands End Cornwall UK Walking HolidayToday you head round the newly opened stretch of the South West Coast Path around England's only Cape at iconic Cape Cornwall. After this its more breathtaking cliffs and valleys as you head towards Lands End along the narrow coast path before finishing walking on the beautiful sands at Sennen Cove. Those wanting to continue to Lands End will walk a further 2 miles on a circular route to reach the end of the UK.

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Today's Mining Heritage Highlights

Cape Cornwall -  Circumnavigate the lonely and solitary sentinel Chimney at Cape Cornwall Mine standing guard over the UK’s only Cape (meeting point of two seas). 

Cape Cornwall South West Coast Path Lands End Way Walking Break

Yet another distinctive and much painted landmark built in the 1850s, at the foot of this craggy peninsular is the former count-house, or main offices, for the mine along with miners cottages.

Passing now out of the main mining reserves you find the older remains of activity with  leats ( waterways) and tin streaming works as you drop into and climb back out of the lush Cot Valley.

As you approach Sennen the mining is all still around you and if anything in even more precipitous locations but the shafts and Adit (tunnels) become more hidden within the cliffs and slopes  the South West Coast Path itself having to twist through several switchbacks to avoid open shafts that sit on the route.  

www.cornish-mining.org.uk Carn Praunter Stamps near Geevor Mine Penwith

By Sennen it's all gone for this section of Cornwall, 23 miles of drama, history and isolation give way to Cornwall’s favourite golden surfing beach, the Inn’s and cafes of popular Sennen and the Counties latest economic boom – The Tourist!

Overnight stops at stunning Sennen Cove at the end of your Cornwall Mining Walk

 

 

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