Walk - Geevor Tin Mine Circular
6.1 miles (9.8 km)
Geevor Tin Mine Car Park - TR19 7EW Geevor Tin Mine Car Park
Moderate - Coast Path with some climbing and stepping stones over the stream at Portheras. The end of the walk crosses common land which can be very wet in winter.
This walks links ancient and modern and shows the importance of tin for centuries. Start at Geevor Tin Mine Museum (part of a World Heritage Site) where you can explore the history with a guide. In spring swathes of bluebells cut through the fresh new bracken and fulmars and kittiwakes fly in to nest in colonies on the cliffs. In autumn the flocks of terns and skuas passing through can sometimes include storm petrels and even a rare Sabine's gull. An excellent walk for children, who will be fascinated by a tour of the mine as well as the ancient monuments on the hill above. It is also particularly good for dogs as it passes a beach and pubs where dogs are welcome.