Redruth Trails

Rich architectural heritage and fascinating history make Redruth a special Cornish town. The Redruth we see today is almost wholly a product of the last 250 years. It owned its growth to its good fortune in lying at the centre of what was in the 1700s one of the richest parts of land in the world. It was the deep mining of copper after the 1730s, which catapulted Redruth out of its status of quiet Market town – in reality a village. Formerly overshadowed by its neighbours of Truro, Helston and Falmouth, it became one of the major urban centres in Cornwall.

The history of the town has three parts. First, there was a long period during which it was a small market town of less than a thousand souls; then from around 1700 to the 1850s the town grew rapidly to house a population of over 8,000 as mining prospered; and finally, from the 1860s, the chronic problems of local industry heralded a period in which the town searched for a new role.

The best way to get a feel for the past of Redruth and its people is to walk around its streets. There is an annual festival Murdoch Day in June, which celebrates its most famous inventor William Murdoch.

Address: Fore St, Redruth TR15 2BQ

Lat: N 50° 23′ 35.47″
Long: W -5° 22′ 74.85″

OS Grid Ref: SW 69929 42047

REDRUTH TRAIL 1
REDRUTH TRAIL 1

Our easy trails are not only over gentle ground but are also not too long. As a rule of thumb, easy trails should allow you to push a wheelchair around quite comfortably.

REDRUTH TRAIL 2
REDRUTH TRAIL 2

Moderate trails are those that are over tougher terrain but not too difficult. They are also not usually up steep hills or too long in distance. As a marker we have estimated that they would be fine for mum, dad and two children.

REDRUTH TRAIL 3
REDRUTH TRAIL 3

Moderate trails are those that are over tougher terrain but not too difficult. They are also not usually up steep hills or too long in distance. As a marker we have estimated that they would be fine for mum, dad and two children.