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Nancledra - Baker's Pit Reserve - Castle-an-Dinas - Nancledra Walk

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From the picturesque village of Nancledra climb onto the moors where there's a nature reserve and remains of china clay quarrying, ancient settlements and a Bronze Age barrow.

After a very short road walk we take to the bridleways and paths up to the open moor, passing the remains of furnace and pumping engine-houses from the china clay industry. On the moor we also pass an old china clay-pit which is now a lake. 

At the high point of the moor there are superb views over St Michael's Mount and Penzance Bay. At the highest point (233 metres) we visit the ancient hill-fort of Castle-an-Dinas and Roger's Tower, a folly built in 1798. 

We return by a different route over the moor, to track back over the very first section of a mile or so down to the village.

The whole walk is worth lingering over as, as well as the industrial and prehistoric archaeology, there is plenty of wildlife to be seen. Controlled grazing and small-scale burning are being used to create many different ecological niches for birds, plants and animals.

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Nancledra - Baker's Pit Reserve - Castle-an-Dinas - Nancledra

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