This morning we took a taxi to St Agnes, a tiny hamlet along the coast, as there were no buses. This 8-mile walk wiped us out.
St Agnes was a big tin mining region in the 1830s, but when the price of tin fell in the 1870s, the smaller mines were forced to close. Mining continued in the larger mines until the 1940s, and today the area still has lots of mine shafts and remnants of engine house. This photo shows the top of an open mine shaft, with signs all over reminding walkers to stay on the path.