Walk - A Twirl of the Cape
4.8 miles (7.7 km)
St Just, Market Square St Just, Market Square
Moderate - Mostly lanes and good tracks and paths; a few gradients, one or two a little steep.
This walk starts and finishes in the old mining town of St Just. It passes through an area once heavily mined for tin and copper, passing a number of historic mining sites, and then along the coast to the major landmark of Cape Cornwall. It then continues along the coast past an important prehistoric site before returning to St Just via Nanquidno, where the lush sub-tropical vegetation is alive with wildflowers and birdsong in spring and with migrant birds feasting on the berries in autumn. A good walk for children, who will love the romance of the old mining landscape.
This walk is particularly good for dogs as it passes a beach and pubs where dogs are welcome.
Have a look at our Top Dog Walks on the South West Coast Path for more dog friendly beaches and pubs.