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


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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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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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.

Landslip at Thorncombe Beacon, Dorset

Tackling climate change together 

Climate change is the single biggest threat to the places we care for. Find out how we're adapting to changing weather patterns, reducing carbon emissions and addressing the damage that has already been done.

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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.