Camborne Trail 5 - Brea to Godrevy

Opposite the Carparkon Dolcoath Road is ‘Miss Molly’s tea room, known for cakes and reasonable lunches including Sunday Lunch.

The trail meets the coast at Hells Mouth a suitably named dramatic and picturesque clifftop view and location of ‘Hells mouth café. Further on the coast path is Bassett Cove – a naturist beach (the only beach in the Camborne Parish-accessed via a steep path).

Seals can be seen on the inaccessible beach below when rounding the  headland known as the ‘knavocks’ towards Godrevy beach and Godrevy National Trust café.

On the return leg –  Kehelland Horticultural centre is worth a look and doubles as the village shop. Eventually Camborne Town centre – offers numerous independent as well as chain shops pubs and cafe’s.

Address: Dolcoath Rd, Camborne TR14 8RR

Lat: N 50° 21′ 74.46″
Long: W -5° 28′ 06.76″

OS Grid Ref: SW 66058 40423

Distance: 14 miles

Terrain: Challenging

Facilities available for this trail

Parking – parking at Council free car park on Dolcoath Road

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

Eating and shopping – cafe at Godrevy, other shops along the way.

Public houses


Family and children friendly – the route is very family friendly.

Cycle Trail – good trail but some rough sections

Horse Riding Trail – parts of the trail are suitable.

Walking Trail – a challenging trail due to it’s length.

Disability access – not suitable for scooters.

17th July 2017 12:46 pm

Camborne Trail 5

  • Author: Administrator
  • Created: 17th July 2017 12:46 pm
  • Updated: 3rd October 2017 11:02 am
Route type: Bridleway/Cycling/Walking Trail
Difficulty grade: Challenging
Disabled Friendly: Not Suitable
  • Distance 14 miles
  • Time 5 h 49 min
  • Speed 2 mph
  • Min altitude 16 ft
  • Peak 374 ft
  • Climb 1266 ft
  • Descent 1266 ft

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Points of Interest

Hell's Mouth

At Hell’s Mouth, you’ll find a dizzying 290-foot sheer drop to the rocks below. Guillemots, razorbills and kittiwakes swoop around the offshore stacks, and the caves boom and roar with the surge of the tide. It’s not for the faint-hearted.

Location: SW 60346 42863

The Knavocks

The Knavocks, in Cornish: Kynyavos, meaning autumn dwelling, is home to wild ponies, which were introduced by the National Trust.

Location: SW 59151 43489

Godrevy National Trust café

Set back form the dunes, Godrevy Beach Café offers a warm welcome to everyone, from dog walkers, to nature watchers, surfers and beach hoppers. There’s a tempting menu of hot and cold food and drink throughout the year, with an ice cream hut in the summers months too.

Location: SW 58462 42207

Kehelland Horticultural Centre

Kehelland Horticultural Centre was established by Social Services in 1982. They provide a rural, horticultural setting for the support of young people and adults with learning and, or physical disabilities, developing personal and social skills, individual opportunities and active participation in the local community.

Location: SW 62365 40978