Camborne Trail 1 - Town Trail

This assessable trail offers a full tour of the centre of Camborne for the whole family.

Every turn on the trail offers participants insight into the towns’ rich history by way of interesting architecture and monuments.

This trail compliments Camborne’s Town Trail which encourages participants to visit a series of points of interest marked with plaques- maps can be collected from the town’s Library (Passmore Edwards Building TR14 8HA) or from various businesses in the town.

Address: Rosewarne Rd, Camborne TR14 8BE

Lat: N 50° 21′ 55.40″
Long: W -5° 29′ 77.90″

OS Grid Ref: SW 64828 40265

Distance: 2 miles

Terrain: Easy

Facilities available for this trail

Parking – parking in car park.

Picnic areas – there are numerous appropriate places along the route to stop.

Eating and shopping – various stores in the town centre.

Public houses – pubs in town centre.


Family and children friendly – the route is very family friendly

Cycle Trail – good trail but some rough sections.

Horse Riding Trail – not suitable for horses.

Walking Trail – a moderate trail.

Disability access – small scooters are needed.

13th September 2017 9:24 am

Camborne Trail 1

  • Author: Administrator
  • Created: 13th September 2017 9:24 am
  • Updated: 3rd October 2017 11:02 am
Route type: Cycling/Walking Trail
Difficulty grade: Easy
Disabled Friendly: Small Scooters
  • Distance 1 miles
  • Time 36 min
  • Speed 2 mph
  • Min altitude 305 ft
  • Peak 348 ft
  • Climb 72 ft
  • Descent 72 ft

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  • Distance Instructions

Points of Interest


Camborne has its roots deep in the Industrial Revolution.   It lies on the Cornubian Orefield – an area rich in tin, copper, arsenic and other minerals. Richard Trevithick (1771-1833), whose statue is outside Camborne Library was an exceptionally talented engineer and inventor.

Location: SW 64801 39826


Camborne’s first Methodist Chapel was built in 1806 on part of the site currently occupied by the Donald Thomas Centre. Sir Richard Vyvyan of Trelowarren Manor near Helston made the building of a new chapel in Chapel Street.

Location: SW 64731 39952


Go left into Church Lane. On your left is the former Parish Vestry and local ‘clink’. The first floor served as a school and also hosted parish meetings. The ground floor area had a ‘clink’, a lock-up for temporary incarceration of wrongdoers.

Location: SW 64578 39994


The Church of St Martin and St Meriadocus.  St Meriadoc, also known as St Meriasek, is the patron saint of Camborne.

Location: SW 64525 40039


Camborne School of Mines was founded in the late 19th Century to meet the educational needs of the mining industry. Richard Trevithick, the famous Cornish engineer and inventor, produced the world’s first practical road vehicle propelled by high pressure steam – the ‘Puffing Devil’.  A working replica of the Puffing Devil relives that memorable Christmas Eve by steaming up Camborne Hill on Trevithick Day.

Location: SW 64675 40112


As you walk up Trelowarren Street, you will see the imposing Centenary Wesleyan Chapel facing you.  Built in 1839 to commemorate the centenary of John and Charles Wesley’s conversion in 1738.

Location: SW 64905 40132


The terraced housing on Trevenson Street and Centenary Street is typical examples of the type of dwellings originally built for mine workers and their families. These houses were often overcrowded due to the sudden rise in population at this time.

Location: SW 64834 39866


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