Brickfield Fieldtrip – Blackpool Pit and Watch Hill

Words by Katie Bunnell

Join members of the Brickfield team on Friday 25th June for a guided walk around the perimeter of Imerys’ Blackpool Pit and up Watch Hill.

Once one of the biggest and most productive china clay pits in the UK, Blackpool Pit is now a 200ft deep azure blue lake surrounded by giant terraced banks. This walking tour circumnavigates the lake taking you up Watch Hill to admire the views out west towards St Agnes, Goonhilly and Lizard.

Walking at a gentle pace with plenty of stops to admire the views and chat about the landscape, this 4/5 mile walk is suitable for older children and adults. If participants prefer not to climb Watch Hill there is an easier option to finish the walk by continuing around the perimeter of the lake.

Finishing up at Brickfield’s community brickworks site you are invited to have a look around at the brick making activities, watch the kiln firing and take a look at prototype brick built structures made by Falmouth University architecture students.

Please wear appropriate clothing for walking, bring plenty water and your own packed lunch. Sunscreen and a hat are recommended!

Places are limited and booking is essential! Book here.

Blackpool Pit, Trewoon, St Austell
June 25, 2021 11:00 am
Brickfield Trip near St Austell
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