This small circular walk along the cliff leads to Cligga Head with beautiful views at sunset. The return path uses a balcony path which goes past next to remains of mine.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
Park your car at Droskyn car park.
(D/A) Head to Droskyn Castle and take Tregundy Lane (dead-end signpost next to Valhalla House).
(1) Go through YHA gate following the coast path to Trevellas (3miles) and go past Droskyn SPS building entering the path. Bear right at yellow arrows signpost following the cliff edge.
(2) Continue following yellow arrows well indicated to Cligga Head for almost 2 kilometres until a passage between rocks which leads to the viewpoint. From this head, you can see St Agnes Head on your left and Penhale Point on your right!
(3) Leave the coastal path but ascend to the platform higher up ( building in ruins with a flat concrete ground and pillar stones). Go past tags on your left and bear slightly right to the large path which leads to ruins (notice red walls). Bear left past the ruins to the path following up the "ridge". Along the path, you can see buildings on your right before you finally overlook the coast and an old mine site (shafts..).
(4) Continue down to the old mine site, go past a few shafts with protecting fences and follow the path which goes slightly up to the top of the hill leading to a low wall next to farmed fields.
(5) Go past the low wall, then walk the path along the field and continue this way along stone walls on your right until you join Tregundy Lane which goes back to Droskyn car park.(D/A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 102ft - Droskyn car park
1 : mi 0.3 - alt. 89ft - YHA Perranporth
2 : mi 1.35 - alt. 203ft - Viewpoint
3 : mi 1.55 - alt. 292ft - Ruins (red walls building)
4 : mi 1.97 - alt. 246ft - Old Shafts
5 : mi 2.22 - alt. 210ft - Path along the field
D/A : mi 2.63 - alt. 102ft - Droskyn car park
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