Nancledra - Baker's Pit Reserve - Castle-an-Dinas - Nancledra

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From the picturesque village of Nancledra climb onto the moors where there's a nature reserve and remains of china clay quarrying, ancient settlements and a Bronze Age barrow.

After a very short road walk we take to the bridleways and paths up to the open moor, passing the remains of furnace and pumping engine-houses from the china clay industry. On the moor we also pass an old china clay-pit which is now a lake.

At the high point of the moor there are superb views over St Michael's Mount and Penzance Bay. At the highest point (233 metres) we visit the ancient hill-fort of Castle-an-Dinas and Roger's Tower, a folly built in 1798.

We return by a different route over the moor, to track back over the very first section of a mile or so down to the village.

The whole walk is worth lingering over as, as well as the industrial and prehistoric archaeology, there is plenty of wildlife to be seen. Controlled grazing and small-scale burning are being used to create many different ecological niches for birds, plants and animals.

England - South West England - Cornwall - Countryside

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Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Lake/Loch, Moor, Nature Trail, Public Transport, Wildlife
06/03/2011 - RICHARD HURRELL

VERY ENJOYABLE & INTERESTING WALK. SUGGEST DOING IT IN THE SUMMER MONTHS AS IT GETS QUITE MUDDY DURING WINTER. IF YOU GO ON A CLEAR SUNNY DAY THEN FROM THE TOP AT ROGER'S TOWER YOU WILL GET A BREATHTAKING PANORAMIC VIEW OF WEST CORNWALL.

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