GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Cape Cornwall

4 miles (7 km)

This stunning coastal walk visits the beautiful Cape Cornwall and the Botallack Mines near St Just. There is a National Trust car park right next to the headland from which this walk starts. You pick up the South West Coast Path and head around Cape Cornwall passing the lovely Priest's Cove and the remains of St Helen's Chapel. There are great views towards the Isles of Scilly and Land's End.
You continue along the coast to Kenidjackheadland where there is an Iron Age Cliff Castle, pretty wildlfowers and rare breed cattle.
The next section follows footpaths along the coast and inland, exploring the fascinating ruins of the Botallack Mines. The mines were worked for tin and copper for over 500 yearsand include the Wheal Edward engine house and the Crowns engine houses. It's a great place for taking photos of the old ruined mining buildings with the backdrop of the coast and cliffs. You can also stop in the village of Botallackfor refreshments before the return leg. This takes you through the countryside past KenidjackFarm and Boscean, before picking up the coast path to return you to the car park.

Cape Cornwall Postcode

TR19 7NL
N.B Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

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Cows near the car park at the start

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Priests Cove with Sennen Cove and Land's End in the distance

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Kenidjack

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Remains of a mine near Cape Cornwall

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Cape Cornwall Chimney

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Botallack Crowns Mine Engine Houses

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Rotative beam engine house remains on Wheal Edwards Stamps

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Botallack Tin Mine

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GPS Files

GPX File

Cape Cornwall.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Cape Cornwall.mmo (right click - 'Save As')

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