Walk - St Agnes Head
4.0 miles (6.5 km)
Trevaunance Cove Car Park - TR5 0RU Trevaunance Cove Car Park
Moderate - There are short stretches of ascent and descent, but nothing steep or prolonged.
Walk with giants around the colourful St Agnes scenery, featuring blue seas and purple-and-yellow heathland, with wide-ranging views over green pastureland from the top of St Agnes Beacon. Older children will love to see where Giant Bolster stood to throw his rocks, pick out the enormous bulwark he built and admire the vivid red stains on the cliffs where he bled to death after being tricked by young Agnes, who was made into a saint after she released the town from the tyranny of this child-eating monster! Visit in springtime, when the heath and grasslands are bright with the blue stars of spring squill and the yellow flowers of bird's-foot trefoil and kidney vetch.