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  • Nature
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Walk around the stunning cliff-top engine house at Wheal Coates: pictured on hundreds of postcards, but must be seen for real. Visit the site of the old harbour at Trevaunance Cove, now in ruins,...
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  • Walking
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Take the Western Greyhound bus to St Agnes and explore the lively and historic village, with its pubs, cafés and pretty rows of granite cottages like Stippy Stappy. Steeped in mining history, the...
  • Adventure & sports
  • Nature
  • Walking
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Take the Western Greyhound 583 bus to St Agnes and head to the beach. St Agnes has some of the finest surfing beaches in the UK. Whether surfboarding or bodyboarding, there's no better place to try...
  • Educational
  • Nature
  • Walking
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The Luxuylan Valley is breathtakingly beautiful, with steep granite boulder strewn slopes surrounding the River Par. You will see evidence of copper mining, which was booming in the St Austell area...
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  • Nature
  • Walking
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Take a short drive to Wheal Martyn Museum and Country Park.  Set in 26 acres of woodland, nestling in the historic Ruddle Valley on the outskirts of St Austell, Wheal Martyn provides a fascinating...
  • Adventure & sports
  • Cycling
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Take a boat trip or try your hand at windsurfing, at Charlestown Watersports Centre. See www.charlestownwatersports.com for more information. In the afternoon, head to Pentawen, near Mevagissey. The...
  • Educational
  • Walking
Free
Visit the Prince of Wales Shaft at Phoenix United Mine, built for the last big pumping engine made in Cornwall (1907). It’s an impressive and distinctive landmark with great views across the...
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  • Walking
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Walk on open access land along the old Liskeard & Caradon Railway (built to transport copper-ore southwards to the port of Looe), with its mostly level surface, stunning views and striking...

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