Walk of the Week
15th April 11
This week the Telegraph’s National Trust walk of the week takes in historical and industrial sites set in coastal heathland within the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site of the Kenidjack coast.
Jon Brookes, Countryside Manager: "Kenidjack is one of the finest industrial landscapes in Cornwall, with engine houses perched on the edge of dramatic cliffs, Iron Age cliff castles and Bronze Age cairns. At this time of year spring flowers such as violets, campions and trefoils are really bursting into life on the cliffs.
"The walk is unique as it follows an industrial landscape preserved by the St Just project, which ensured the survival of over 70 industrial sites, including two of the country's best known mines. In all, an estimated 2,000 surviving shafts and 13 surviving engine houses have been saved and consolidated.
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A great base to explore this part of the world is the Cottage hotel situated in extensive grounds overlooking Carbis Bay, Cornwall. Only 300 yards from the beach and a short drive to the beginning of the walk, the Cottage hotel has a large ballroom with entertainment most evening if you wish to change your walking boots for dance shoes. The Cottage hotel is one of nineteen in the group of family owed hotels under the banner of Leisureplex, more details can be found at www.leisureplex.co.uk