Monday, 11 June 2012

Week 3: Padstow to St Ives 'On the Path' Day 18

Perranporth to St Agnes Beacon

8 miles
2000 ft of ascent
Word of the day: Industrial

Left Perranporth and walked straight into a landscape dominated by mining. Capped shafts and spoil heaps everywhere. Sketched at Cligga Head looking down a tall cliff with a rock wall full of niches. Later stopped to sketch Green Island just before St Agnes. Met a couple of photographers from London; bumped into them again at a cafe at Trevaunce Cove.

Walked on around St Agnes Head where it was really windy. Then stopped at Wheal Coates (NT owned mine) before heading inland to a campsite at Beacon Cottage Farm. Walked the mile back to St Agnes village for provisions and dinner at the excellent St Agnes Hotel. Got a bit damp on the walk back to the campsite. 

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