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Rinsey - a favourite walk revisited

Last weekend we went for one a wander along the cliffs at Rinsey. With beautiful scenery and ruined engine houses, it's one of our favourite walks.

A ruined mining engine house in Cornwall
The ruins of Wheal Prosper engine house at Rinsey

It was the perfect late summer morning with blackberries ripening in the hedgerows and the bracken beginning to crisp and turn brown. The beach at Rinsey is lovely, a sandy cove nestling at the base of the cliffs, but the tide was in so we contented ourselves with a stroll along the coast path.

The circular walk is short and takes no more than an hour even if you dawdle to take photos as I did. The views are stunning; a clear day you can see all the way to The Lizard and the area is rich in wildlife and mining history.

Poldark fans may recognise the engine house at Wheal Prosper which featured in the hugely popular remake a few years ago but it's the ruins at Wheal Trewavas, a little further along, that are always impress me. Clinging precariously to the edge of the cliff, they once worked four copper lodes that ran under the sea bed.

Scroll through the gallery for more photographs of our walk or click here to access the post I wrote a little while ago about the walk.

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