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Trails and Ancient Sites
One of the Penwith Landscape Partnership's main aims is to help care for and support Penwith's amazing ancient sites, and to support access paths and trails linking these for visitors. Find out more about our work below.
Explore Penwith's historic landscape online
We're proud to introduce the Penwith Landscape Exploration Network - or the PLEN for short. This online tool allows you to visit many of Penwith's ancient sites virtually and navigate through our living, working landscape. Created through a mixture of drone and ground 360 degree photography, visitors will be able to see Penwith in a way they never have before - discovering more about the history of these historic locations, viewing notable points in the landscape, and identifying trails and walks. Click the button below to visit, and keep checking back - we will be adding more locations onto the online portal!
The Penwith landscape contains hundreds of archaeological sites, ranging from Ancient cairns to Post-Medieval farm buildings. During the course of the programme we worked on a number of these sites, helping to clear vegetation, survey and record these sites for history.
Throughout our work we have shared more about some of the sites where we have worked extensively, supported by the hard work of our volunteers to clear, survey and research the history of these sites. Click on the links below to investigate some of Penwith's fascinating archaeology.
- See comparisons of modern photos with historic artworks of some Penwith locations
Our work on ancient sites is supported by our partner the Cornish Ancient Sites Protection Network, or CASPN. Find out more by visiting their website.
Cornwall Council HER offer an interactive map of all the recorded historical sites in Cornwall, which you can find here.
The Megalithic Portal is also a great source of information and images of historic sites in the UK and Ireland - click here to visit.
You can also browse a map of the ancient sites we have been working on on our trail routes - click the button below
Why visit just one of Penwith's ancient sites, when you can follow a trail and visit several on one visit? Our trails have been designed to provide circular walks and links between Penwith's archaeological treasures, and along the way to you can discover breathtaking landscapes and coastal views. Our programme of work includes working with landowners to support trails, clearing vegetation, and improvements such as new gates.
We're proud to share these trails and supporting information to help you follow these routes through our living, working landscape. Click on the links below to view trail guides we have created, to show how you can follow in our footsteps to truly explore Penwith - or view the full list here. We hope these trails help you to experience the heritage and beauty of Penwith.
- Sancreed to Goldherring and Boscawen-ûn
- Zennor, Sperris and Trendrine
You can also browse a map of the trails we have been working on - click the button below