Tregonning & Gwinear: Educational Activities


Diverse landscapes and great houses

  • Cost: Entry fees required for some attractions

Park your car at Rinsey Head and enjoy a gentle walk along the beautiful coastpath to Trewavas. You will see the Wheal Prosper engine house, built in 1860– evidence that this area was once a hive of mining activity.

Travelling to Tregonning & Gwinear
Godolphin House and Rinsey are all within five miles of Helston.

Public transport
Buses (First 2/2a/2b) travel to Porthleven and Praa Sands (Wheal Trewavas and Prosper are between the two), and there are regular buses into Helston town centre. See for the latest information.

Dog friendliness
Rinsey headland is grassy and popular, but the nearby cove and Praa Sands do not allow dogs from Easter Day to 1st October

Rinsey has a National Trust car park (good for access to Wheal Prosper), and there is free parking in Godolphin for visitors

Public toilets
Toilet facilities can be found at Praa Sands, Porthleven (near Rinsey)

Eating & drinking
Porthleven has a great deli for sandwiches and pizzas, as well as a number of welcoming pubs and restaurants. For its size, Praze-An-Beeble has a surprising number of amenities, including a pub serving food

Picnic spots
The entire stretch of coast around Rinsey is perfect for picnicking, as is the expansive grassland in and around the Tregonning and Godolphin estates. For local picnic providers, try