St Agnes Beacon

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This circular walk starting high on the cliff tops takes you over St Agnes Beacon. Although it dips down to the beach at Chapel Porth the uphill walk is mostly gentle and fairly easygoing. From the car parking area at St Agnes Head, follow the coastal path with its spectacular rugged scenery. Take you camera for photos of the old mine workings and engine house. Possibly these are Cornwall's most famous and most photographed mines. Take a bird's-eye view of the beach at Chapel Porth. Descend into the valley and then it's a gentle uphill walk through the woods across farmland to reach the Beacon. From its 189m top are fantastic views in all directions. At the trig point a brass plaque indicates direction and distance to various locations.

England - South West England - Cornwall - Coast


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Moor, Mostly Flat, Sea, Toilets, Wildlife
5/20/2018 - Roy Davenport

WP 5 updated. WP7 mentioned below I don't understand the gate is obvious and is within less that 100yds it cuts the left corner off the field

10/3/2017 - Tony Goode

There's no gate at point 5 any more and we couldn't find the footpath at point 7. Instead we went back to point 6 and walked up the lane. Near the top take the left turn at the fork in the path and you will find a route up to St Agnes beacon. Otherwise a great walk with the iconic Wheal Coates engine house standing alongside the coast path and a good cafe at Chapel Porth.

6/3/2010 - Chris Morgan

Really enjoyed the walk – fantastic views. Chris & Sue

5/21/2009 - Roy Davenport

Walked 12/05/2009 and all OK.

6/15/2007 - Roy Davenport

Walk checked May 07 and all fine.