Wheal Coates Tin Mine
Wheal Coates Tin Mine
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  • Smorf
    Horsham, United Kingdom49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning views, highly recommended!
    Parked at the National Trust carpark at Wheal Coates (TR5 0NT) and took the 30-minute walk down the costal path to Wheal Coates Tin Mine. It's just ruins now, but you get a real feel of what it was like when it was a working mine. The walk down the coastal path was stunning through the fields of Heather with the sea crashing on the rocks below and fabulous views of the rocky cornish coast. We were lucky to have a sunny day, but I can imagine it's just as stunning whatever the weather. A dream for photographers (which I am clearly not). And an added bonus...it's free!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 June 2023
  • rebpen
    Camelford, United Kingdom343 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Day out.
    National trust, lovely place lots of lovely walks and scenery stunning. Lots to look at and history about the building around you. Really worth a visit. Has a carpark which is quite big. Worth a visit. About half mile walk there is a lovely cafe at Chapel Porth. Really worth a visit. Lovely place to have a picnic.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 September 2023
  • epemberton
    North Yorkshire, United Kingdom214 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great views
    A quick visit on a wild and windy December morning with the dog. Plenty to see and explore with good paths around the site - cracking views which were only made more atmospheric by the weather. Plenty of parking which is free for national trust members and pay and display otherwise.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 31 December 2023
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epemberton
North Yorkshire, UK214 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
A quick visit on a wild and windy December morning with the dog. Plenty to see and explore with good paths around the site - cracking views which were only made more atmospheric by the weather.

Plenty of parking which is free for national trust members and pay and display otherwise.
Written 31 December 2023
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rebpen
Camelford, UK343 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
National trust, lovely place lots of lovely walks and scenery stunning. Lots to look at and history about the building around you. Really worth a visit. Has a carpark which is quite big. Worth a visit. About half mile walk there is a lovely cafe at Chapel Porth. Really worth a visit. Lovely place to have a picnic.
Written 6 September 2023
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Anne Trampolin
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
An absolute must while in Cornwall ! We enjoyed the colours and the amazing views while walking on top of the cliffs. Highly recommended!
Written 7 August 2023
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JoJo
Luton, UK612 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Beautiful place to walk and explore. Paths not pushchair friendly. No facilities except a car park, which you pay for if not NT members.
Written 14 July 2023
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Smorf
Horsham, UK49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Parked at the National Trust carpark at Wheal Coates (TR5 0NT) and took the 30-minute walk down the costal path to Wheal Coates Tin Mine.
It's just ruins now, but you get a real feel of what it was like when it was a working mine.
The walk down the coastal path was stunning through the fields of Heather with the sea crashing on the rocks below and fabulous views of the rocky cornish coast.
We were lucky to have a sunny day, but I can imagine it's just as stunning whatever the weather.
A dream for photographers (which I am clearly not).
And an added bonus...it's free!
Written 1 July 2023
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views.of.kernow
Goonhavern, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Solo
There is a free car park for national trust members and once you walk a short distance from the car you will be rewarded with the enchanting ruins of the Wheal Coates tin Mine complex.

There is a considerable ruin and earthworks on the top of the cliff within 300 metres of the car park and then for the money shot only a few steps further the engine house on the cliff.

There really aren't enough superlatives to describe the view. The cornish coastline stretches into the distance in both directions and the romantic image of the old engine house makes you feel like your walking through a poldark novel.

Only a short walk is Chapel Porth Beach, where in the summer there is a lifeguarded beach and a small cafe for refreshments and of course you can continue east or west in either direction on the SW coast path.

For the hiker and explorer this is no doubt a 5/5
Written 5 February 2023
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philireland2018
Valencia, Spain4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
After finding the location of the Wheal Coates tin mine (our satnav couldn't find its exact location) we were pleased when the sun came out and lit-up the former mine. If this wasn't enough, this is a stunning but windswept piece of coastline. Well worth the visit.
Written 14 November 2022
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wilsonrandp
Woking, UK44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Excellent and interesting experience. We did the coastal walk from Chapel Port to St Agnes (Driftwood Spars)
Written 23 October 2022
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Bandit-One
Lucerne, Switzerland7,852 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
A walk along St. Agnes Head is a very nice and very rewarding thing to do.
It's easy to access and pretty easy to walk. Only if you want to explore all the buildings at the Wheal Coates there are some steeper paths.
This was a tin mine, open 1802 until 1889. The Towanroath Shaft engine house is the most famous building here, as seen on countless pics. With the decline of the industry, the number of workers here became less. Until it was closed down. Now it's a UNESCO World Heritage site. And a beautiful and maybe also sad reminder of past times. It's set in a stunning scenery. Sitting on the cliffs of the Cornish Coast.

It's interesting to explore the buildings, learn about the history. Or just to take in the spectacular views. There were some visitors on that sunny weekday. But less than one might image.

A fantastic spot. Iconic and not to be missed when in the area.
Written 15 October 2022
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Tracy H
Swindon, UK22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Stunning walk from Chapel Porth beach to Wheal Coates. Truly fabulous scenery, well worth the short trek
Written 29 September 2022
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