Cligga Head near Perranporth

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Cligga Head is located towards the Perranporth end of the St Agnes - Perranporth section of the South West Coast Path.

The sheer cliffs here rise about 300 feet (90 metres) out of the Atlantic Ocean and form the Cligga Head SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest). This is largely based on the unique geology of the headland. If you look closely, along with the red stained cliffs you can see greeny-blue patches caused by copper oxides oozing out of the cliff face.

This site was heavily mined in the last century and there are still easily accessible quarries and mine workings.

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