Minerals, Mines & Sand Dunes : a guided geology walk at Penhale

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09:30am - 12:30pm

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Guided walk with Geoconservationist, Gus Horsley, learning abut the geology and mining history of Cornwall on the dunes near Perranporth.

The Cornish coastline is littered with fascinating historical sites and remains, from the county's mining era to military operations. Learn a little more about the history hidden in the dunes, including spotting some of the many mine shafts in the area now rugged features of the landscape, on a guided walk with geologist Gus Horsley and Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

Meet at 9:30am at Perran Sands Holiday Park, at the top of the path that leads from the main complex down to the beach (the holiday park have kindly given us permission to park at the nearby 'check-in' car park for this event. Participants should be aware that the walk will involve part of the coast path, with steep slopes and uneven ground, so care is needed. Well behaved dogs are welcome, but must be kept on leads at all times.



Please register for your free space using the link below.

Gwithian Towans Cornwall Credit Emma Brisdion
Jon Cripps showing Carolyn Cadman, Cornwall Wildlife Trust CEO, and Tony Juniper, Natural England Chair, some of the rare species found at Penhale Dunes which Dynamic Dunescapes is working to support.
Penhale Dunes SAC_Cornwall Wildlife Tust