Visit the dramatic coastline of the western Land’s End peninsula. From Penzance, it’s around 20 minutes by car to the World Heritage Site landscape of Pendeen and Botallack. Here you can see historic workings and learn more about Cornwall’s mining past, within a celebrated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Once you reach Pendeen, you’ll find that well-marked coastal paths link most of the mining sites. Do stick to these paths – with so many mine shafts and old workings in one place, it’s best not to stray too far.