Wheal Coates

Wheal Coates aerial view Cornwall

Important notice -

In line with government guidance, our countryside space is open for local visitors to access for walks. We ask all visitors to follow guidance on social distancing to keep everyone safe.

Dramatic ruins on cliffs carpeted with heather and gorse.

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Things to see and do

Walk within the tin mining landscape, and take in the cliff top views

Campervan

No overnight camping and parking 

No overnight camping or parking is allowed at the places we care for. More information on why we don’t permit visitors to stay overnight at our car parks can be found here.

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History

Looking through bright yellow gorse flowers over to Wheal Coates old engine houses at St Agnes and Chapel Porth

Wheal Coates Tin Mining 

On 13 July 2006 select mining landscapes across Cornwall and West Devon were inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, placing Cornish mining heritage on a par with international treasures like Machu Picchu, the Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China.

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Wildlife

Croome robin in winter

Our guide to birdsong and bird spotting 

You can find lots of different types of birds in the UK at any time of the year. Find out how you can spot these feathered friends in your garden or on a walk and learn how to help the birds, whether you're in a town, city or the countryside.

Ducks on Derwentwater, Lake District, Cumbria.

Everyone needs nature 

This year, more than ever before, nature has been our source of comfort. Trees towering above us, serene coastal paths, the simplicity of a rushing stream and panoramic drama in the skies – these can answer our need for quiet and inspiration.

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Eating and shopping

Children eating ice cream

Chapel Porth Café 

Chapel Porth Beach Café (concession) next to the coast path and car park. Please check their Facebook page for opening times.

Bring some character to your garden with our range of garden decor, available on the online shop

Treat yourself 

Looking for the perfect gift or perhaps you're in need of some retail therapy? You can browse our full range via our online shop. Your purchases and support enable us to continue to care for the nature, beauty and history we all miss.