Venturing the Tin Coast by foot is the best way to become a part of this rich and cultural landscape, where land meets the sea.
Whether you have a couple of hours, a full day or are staying with us for a little while longer we have walking routes and trails to fit all timelines.
❝We have a fantastic network of footpaths and long distance trails along with fascinating archaeology, iconic mine buildings, and a wealth of cultural heritage passed on by its people to its people through it’s buildings, objects, stories, and events.❞
Interactive map of the Tin Coast, XplorTINCOAST app
Download the Tin Coast Xplor App
Using GPS technology allow yourself to be lead by an interactive map of the Tin Coast, showing our best walking trails, accessible routes, public transport locations and more.
The Tin Coast Xplor App knows exactly where you are and when you have physically arrived at a place of special interest, unlocking important local knowledge and stories about where you are.
We say download, leave the car at Geevor’s free car park and get walking!
Photo: National Trust
Pick up a map
Stop by our local library in St Just, or one of our Visitor Information Points to pick up walking guides and maps of locally recommended routes.
‘St Just in Penwith Area Guide’ includes 4 circular walks in amongst it’s pages gives readers an in depth look into today’s local community.
At Botallack and Levant you will find Family Activity trails, routes by the National Trust for their Tramper (an all terrain mobility scooter) and a very comprehensive walking booklet called ‘5 Circular Walks on the Tin Coast‘.
Photo: Perran Tremewan
Join a guided tour
Relax and follow my lead. Walking tours with stories and study from those who spend their time exploring the Tin Coast.
Archaeoastronomy Cornwall. Join Carolyn, our local stargazing historian and archaeoastronomer for guided walking tours of the ancient and spiritual sites of West Penwith.
Lose yourself in tales of piskies, demons and local folklore with the walking guides and maps of local ancient sites carefully crafted by our knowledgeable friends at the Penwith Landscape Partnership.
Download the locally authored The Guide to the Tinners Way and Nearby Ancient Sites breaks down the 18 mile route into 5 short walks with over 20 prehistoric and early Christian sites along its way that trace the ancient paths along which tin and copper were transported from the mineral rich area around St Just to sheltered anchorages at St Ives.
Visit the National Trust website and choose between 3 coastal walks that explore and link National Trust properties from Cape Cornwall to St Just and along to Botallack and Levant.
Photo; National Trust
Heading beyond the Tin Coast?
Wander the South West Coast Path with a map in an App.
The iwalk Cornwall app makes this simple with its guiding alerts to keep you on track.
John, the creator of this app has walked, re walked, and walked again the South West Coast Path in detail. His snippets of local of history and love of the natural environment accompany you as you walk.
Dog friendly advice to keep you and your pooch confident in your outdoor adventures