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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.  

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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.

Join in with current walking tour events. 

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: National Trust

Online Walking Booklets and Guides

Explore further and deeper.

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

Use an App and a map?

Wander the South West Coast Path and stride through the ruins of an industrial past that still echoes across the land.

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 Tin Coast in detail. His snippets of local of history and love of the natural environment accompany you as you choose from 5 circular walks, which combined take you along the entire Tin Coast coastline. Ranging from easy to moderate, we say download, leave the car behind and get walking!

A little dog friendly advice to keep you and your pooch confident in your outdoor adventures

Photo: Diana Parkhouse, Unsplash