West to Porthcurno – Sea Quest
‘Step aboard’ for this 3-hour boat trip West to Porthcurno, one of the exciting Sea Quests provided by Heritage Adventures, as part of our range of authentic, high-quality, guided tours, exploring West Cornwall’s rich history on foot or by boat.
As you cruise from Newlyn, down the western side of Mount’s Bay and out along the open coast to Porthcurno, learn about this shoreline’s fascinating past, stretching back into early prehistory. With the help of your guide, professional archaeologist Jeanette Ratcliffe, discover the wide range of sites and the varied stories they tell.
Included amongst these are: the competing medieval fishing harbours (Newlyn and Mousehole) raided by the Spanish in 1595; a disused lifeboat station preserved as a memorial to the lost crew of the Penlee Lifeboat, Solomon Browne; Lamorna Cove’s impressive 19th century granite quarry and renowned artist colony; Tater-du lighthouse, the ‘raised beach’ at St Loy and pilchard cellars in Penberth Cove; Trereen Dinas cliff castle, where Iron Age ramparts enclose the famous Logan Rock (rocking stone); and Porthcurno’s historic telegraph station, World War Two defences and open-air Minack Theatre; with views beyond to Gwennap Head, Runnel Stone reef and Wolf Rock.
Main image: (c) Jeanette Ratcliffe
Depart from: Pontoon, Newlyn harbour
Departure time: TBC
Duration: 3 hours
Number of spaces: 10
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