Wheal Coates

Wheal Coates

Important notice -

Wheal Coates car park is open. We have limited spaces, so if the car park is full please be patient and come back another time.

Dramatic ruins on cliffs carpeted with heather and gorse.

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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Wicken Fen - Male bearded tit with fledglings

Our guide to birdsong and bird spotting 

The return of birdsong and the dawn chorus is a sure sign that warm weather is on the way. Fling your windows open to hear the local songbird populations in full voice.