Redruth Trail 2 - Gwennap Pit Trail
This circular route takes you out of Redruth towards the mining village of St Day. This area was heavily mined for copper, tin, lead, silver and many other minerals and although many of the mines are not apparent today, there are still a few engines houses to be seen.
When you reach Menheer Farm turn right and continue up to the next junction, then turn left to Gwennap pit where you can stop at the visitor centre, before continuing your way down Cal Hill and across Sandy Lane. Head back to town via Victoria Park, a beautiful space to explore before heading back to town.
Facilities available for this trail
Parking – parking at Station Hill car park.
Picnic areas – there are numerous appropriate places along the route to stop.
Eating and shopping – no stores along the route.
Public houses – There are no pubs on the route.
Family and children friendly – the route is family friendly.
Cycle Trail – good trail but some rough sections.
Horse Riding Trail – some parts are suitable.
Walking Trail – a moderate trail.
Disability access – not suitable.
- Created: 24th July 2017
- Updated: 8th August 2017
- Distance 3.43 miles
- Time 1 h 22 min
- Speed 2 mph
- Min altitude 364 ft
- Peak 653 ft
- Climb 397 ft
- Descent 404 ft