St Erth Pits

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The Pits, former china clay workings are located at St Erth near Hayle.

The site is a nature reserve owned by Cornwall Wildlife Trust and was Cornwall's first geological reserve.

The china clay pits are now overgrown by semi-mature woodland.

The St Erth beds contain the fossilised corals, sea snails and sponges.

The one hectare reserve is accessed by a circular trail of footpaths and is open all year.

St Erth Pits are dog friendly with dogs allowed all year round.

Parking is available in St Erth village.

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