There is also much evidence of mining activity just north of Porthtowan, although little remains now of Wheal Charlotte, which was worked not very succesfully for copper in the early 19th century, except for a crumbling engine house and a few spoil heaps.
Apart from the steep climb up the heavily eroded footpath from Porthtowan, this is a fairly easy little walk, with some great north coast scenery, particularly looking down to the beaches of Porthtowan and Chapel Porth, and the superb view looking north when approaching Chapel Porth of the not too distant Wheal Coates.
|The crumbling remains of Wheal Charlotte|
|Descending to Chapel Porth, with the view of Wheal Coates across the valley|
|Chapel Porth beach|
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