|St. Agnes beach, Trevaunance Cove|
This is a fairly easy 3.3 mile walk, with an elevation gain of 720 ft, starting from the beach at St. Agnes, and leading to one of Cornwall's most photographed engine houses.
After a short steep hike up the clifftop from St. Agnes' Trevaunance Cove, the next 2 and a half miles is relatively gentle, but uninspiring cliff walking.
|Above Trevaunance Cove|
|Looking back towards Perranporth|
|Between St. Agnes and Wheal Coates|
|Wheal Coates' Towanroath pumping engine house|
|Looking south-west to distant St. Ives from Wheal Coates|
In 1881 138 people were employed at the site to mine a seam of tin just below sea level but this and a subsequent period of operation from 1911-1913 were not very successful because tin production was sporadic. From 1815-1914 the mine produced 335 tons of copper and 717 tons of tin.
|Looking back to the engine houses of Wheal Coates|
|The descent to Chapel Porth|
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