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Walking

Rinsey walk: underground, overground, air and sea

Walking

Rinsey is a delightful mix of seascape, landscape, mining heritage and natural history. Take in three old engine houses with World Heritage Site status. There are also close-up views of rare plant-life, and the enigmatic Bishop Rock. You might see ponies grazing, or some choughs displaying or even dolphins playing.

The calm seas off Mount's Bay

Map

Map route for Rinsey walk: underground, overground, air and sea

Start:

Rinsey car park, grid ref SW593276

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From the car park go through the gate towards the engine house.

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Just past the engine house, take the lower path, where the acorn indicates the South West Coast Path.

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After leaving Rinsey, keep left on the South West Coast Path.

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At the T junction boulder, turn right for a quick out and back view of the engine houses.

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Turn at the engine house or further on if you like.

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At the Boulder junction keep right on the top path.

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When you come across three gates, choose the lower, left one and go over the stile next to it.

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Now keep on the upper path.

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When you're level with the first engine house turn left down the slope towards it.

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At the engine house turn right, back up the path to the car park.

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We hope that you really enjoyed this one-mile walk. The National Trust looks after some of the most spectacular areas of countryside for the enjoyment of all. We need your support to help us continue our work to cherish the countryside and provide access to our beautiful and refreshing landscapes. To find out more about how you too can help our work as a volunteer, member or donor please go to www.nationaltrust.org.uk.

End:

Rinsey car park, grid ref SW593276

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Rinsey walk: underground, overground, air and sea

Terrain

This route takes you along a narrow, uneven path with slopes. There are some rocks and stiles, so good walking boots are recommended.

Rinsey walk: underground, overground, air and sea

Contact us

Rinsey walk: underground, overground, air and sea

How to get here

Address
Rinsey, near Breage, Cornwall TR13 9TS
By train

Penzance Station 9 miles (14.5km)

By road

From Ashton on A394 follow signs to Rinsey. Bear right to car park (signed).

By bus

First 2 2A, 2B Penzance to Helston. Alight at Ashton, Rinsey car park 1.5 miles (2.4km).

Rinsey walk: underground, overground, air and sea

Facilities and access

  • Dogs welcome