5th March - Patron Saint of Cornwall and Tinmen ! Image of St. Piran

St Piran's Day (Cornish: Gool Peran) is the national day of Cornwall, held on 5 March. The day is named after one of the patron saints of Cornwall, Saint Piran, who is also the patron saint of tin miners.

St Piran's Cross on Penhale Sands near Perranporth, Cornwall.  It's thought that this might be the cross referred to in a charter of AD 960 as "cristelmael".

A circular walk from Holywell Bay along the rugged coastline to Perran Beach and across the dunes to the Dark Ages relics of St Piran's Oratory, Church and Cross, returning via the Penhale Sands nature reserve which is carpeted in cowslips during spring.

St Piran's Cross, Penhale Sands, Cornwall. This 8 ft high cross is the oldest recorded cross in Cornwall. It was already an old landmark when mentioned in AD 960.

This high cross is the oldest recorded cross in Cornwall. It was already an old landmark when mentioned in 960 AD.

Steps at St Piran's Well

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ST PIRAN'S CROSS: the three-holed granite cross of St Piran near the church, Penhale Sands, Perranporth, Cornwall.

ST PIRAN'S CROSS: the three-holed granite cross of St Piran near the church, Penhale Sands, Perranporth, Cornwall.

The Cornish tartan reflects the colours of Cornwall    Gold represents the  Celtic Kings of Cornwall    Grey represents the white tin that's  smelted from the black ore in Cornwall    Blue represents the sea of  the Cornish coastline    Black and white represents the  flag of St. Piran    Red represents the Cornish chough's  red beak and legs

The Cornish tartan reflects the colours of Cornwall Gold represents the Celtic Kings of Cornwall Grey represents the white tin that's smelted from the black ore in Cornwall Blue represents the sea of the Cornish coastline Black and white re

St Piran, patron saint of tin-miners, and also regarded as the patron saint of Cornwall.

St Piran, patron saint of tin-miners, and also regarded as the patron saint of Cornwall. Kernow pride in the Perranporth dunes.

iWalk Cubert to St Piran's Round - a circular walk from Cubert's Celtic churchyard through the cowslip meadows of the Penhale Sands nature reserve and on paths lined with wildflowers along the river valley to reach St Pirans Round - the remains of the mediaeval amphitheatre - 6.3 miles - moderate-strenuous - http://iwkc.co.uk/wa/146. Photos on the route: https://www.pinterest.com/iwalkcornwall/iwalk-cubert-to-st-pirans-round/

A circular walk from Cubert's Celtic churchyard through the cowslip meadows of the Penhale Sands nature reserve and on paths lined with wildflowers along the river valley to reach St Pirans Round - the remains of the mediaeval amphitheatre.

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