The four mile walk from Perranporth to St Agnes is a great Perranporth walk, as it passes some of the area’s fascinating history, and two beautiful beaches. Pick up the South West Coast Path close to Perranporth Beach and follow the path up towards Shag Rock. One of the best points of interest on this section of the Coast Path is that it passes many or Cornwall’s former mines.
Most of the shafts are covered with wire but take care just in case. You’ll also see former mining buildings, not standing in melancholy silence, and the various colours of the minerals in the rocks along the way! Perranporth Airfield is not far inland, so expect a few planes to soar overhead.