Walks

St Agnes and surrounding areas have over 70 well maintained and well marked walks throughout the VMCA and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. So whether you would like a gentle walk or a county ramble there’s St Agnes VMCA has something to offer to you.

Data kindly shared with us by Southwest Coastal Path. 

Cross Coombe Cliffs by Alan BarkerSouth West Coastal Path

St Agnes is an ideal access point for the coastal path, wither going across Cligga Head towards Perranporth, or around St Agnes Head towards Chapleporth and Porthtowan.

Car parking available within St Agnes town and car parks at Trevaunance Cove. There are shop, take away and  pub facilities at St Agnes and Trevaunance Cove.

 

13St Agnes Head and The Beacon

Take a short stroll through the silent remnants of what was once one of Cornwall’s busiest mining areas. In summer this is a riot of colour, with blazing gorse bushes and banks of vivid heather, wildflowers dotted between them and the mineral-stained cliffs startlingly red against the blue sea. In places the stony path passes close to high cliffs.

Ample parking is available at St Agnes, Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes Head, Wheal Coats and with facilities at St Agnes, and Trevaunance Cove .

 

Wheal Coats

A short walk with a gentle climb beside a stream, visiting Wheal Coates, one of Cornwall’s most iconic mines, perched high on the sheer red cliffs above Chapel Porth beach. Check out the tide times before you leave, so that you can explore the long sandy beach on a falling tide, when its fascinating rock formations, multi-coloured caves and well-stocked rockpools are at their best.

Ample parking is available at the National Trust Wheal Coats car park, at St Agnes Head or Chapel Porth.

 

Blue Hills Tin Mine Walk

A relatively gentle walk through some of the industrial relics of one of the most important areas of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site. With an optional visit to Cornwall’s only surviving tin stream works, the route travels through the remnants of Wheal Kitty before returning along a high footpath to the car park at Trevaunance.

Parking is available at Trevellas Cove.

 

 

Cligga Head

Take a short stroll through the silent remnants of what was once one of Cornwall’s busiest mining areas. In summer this is a riot of colour, with blazing gorse bushes and banks of vivid heather, wildflowers dotted between them and the mineral-stained cliffs startlingly red against the blue sea. In places the stony path passes close to high cliffs.

 

Useful Links:

Southwest Coastal Path 

This website has very useful interactive map to find walks in Cornwall and searchable by difficulty, length, facilities and much more.

St Agnes Forum

This website has lots of information, directions and maps for the top ten walks around St Agnes.