Cligga Head from Perranporth

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.

Technical sheet
No. 4067824
A Perranzabuloe walk posted on 17/09/20 by charentimoy. Update : 05/01/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h30[?]
Distance Distance : 2.63mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 361ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 335ft
Highest point Highest point : 322ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 59ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Perranzabuloe
Starting point Starting point : N 50.346256° / W 5.157779°
Download : -
St Agnes Head from Cligga Head Perranporth Cliffs and Ligger Point far away at sunset Cligga Head at sunset Perranporth Beach

Description

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)

Waypoints :
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

Useful Information

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