17 ‘ON ST.AGNES BEACON’

I had chance this week to do another walk from my ‘AA 50 Walks in Cornwall’ book.  With a sketchy forecast I opted with a closer to home walk that covered some new and old ground for me.  A circular walk at St. Agnes encompassing the wonderful Wheal Coates and St. Agnes Beacon.  The coastline along St. Agnes is one that I’m very familiar with but never tire of, but I was excited to explore the Beacon which for some reason I have never ventured up.

Map of walk around St. Agnes and Beacon
My circular walk

The walk started at the headland at St. Agnes and walking towards Chapel Porth.  I wasn’t prepared for the wind but grateful I packed the right clothing.  At times it was difficult to stand up!  Seeing the waves rolling and crashing in is always a dramatic sight.  Almost immediately the camera came out with some dramatic light along the cliffs and rain sweeping across the bay towards Perranporth.  Despite the forecast I only had a few spots of rain up on the Beacon, I got very lucky.

Although I got lots of images along the coast I was grateful to reach Chapel Porth and start the walk up the valley back in land, the wind almost dropped completely.  It wasn’t long though before I was venturing up the Beacon and the wind even stronger.  However it was totally worth it, I was amazed by the views.  It did make me think what has taken me so long to check out the Beacon?  

A few images from the walk…

St. Agnes Headland
Waves breaking into St. Agnes headland
North Cornish Coast
Light hitting the sea along the coast
Towanroath Engine House
The iconic Towanroath engine house
Towanroath Engine House
Classic view of Towanroath engine house
Towanroath Engine House
Reflecting back on the past…
Tin mine and dramatic skies
Dramatic skies
St. Agnes Beacon looking towards Perranporth
Fantastic views from the Beacon looking back to St. Agnes main village and further failed to Perranporth