Opening times for 30 November 2023
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Please keep dogs under close control
Uneven and undulating ground - steep in places. Poor mobile signal. Designated Blue Badge parking. Assistance dogs welcome.
Steep and uneven paths in many places towards the cliff and Towan Roath engine house. More level paths nearer the parking area
From A30, at Chiverton Cross roundabout, take B3277 for St Agnes. At roundabout, at the entrance to St Agnes village, turn left and follow brown tourist signs past the beacon for Wheal Coates.
Parking: Parking charges apply; NT members free.
Sat Nav: TR5 0NT is the nearest postcode but covers a wide area so please follow the road around Beacon Drive, looking out for the National Trust sign at the entrance to the car park. Wheal Coates: OS SW703500, (50.305370, -5.227557).
On South West Coast Path and good network of paths from St Agnes village. Approx. 30 minutes’ walk from the village around Beacon Drive to Wheal Coates.
Services 87 and T2 Perranporth, Truro and Redruth to St Agnes village. See www.travelinesw.com for up to date timetables and journey planning.
Find out where you can take your dog when visiting Wheal Coates on the Cornish coast, and what to do to help look after other visitors and local wildlife.
Towanroath mining ruins and cliff top heathland.
The low promontory is a scheduled ancient monument. Look for the bank-and-ditch ramparts and see evidence of mine workings including the nineteenth-century Wheal Bungay.
Join local historian and story-teller Roger Radcliffe and National Trust rangers for a series of guided walk around the St Agnes area on selected dates this summer.
Discover the history of this dramatic industrial landscape and find out what life was like for the men, women and children who worked in the mines which cling to the Cornish coast