Welcome to Discover Camborne

This  website offers an insight into how you can discover Camborne; its heritage and wildlife – without damaging the environment. Here you will be able to discover how to visit the town by bus or train and enjoy the town without the car. 

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Included in this website will be The Town Trail that will take you on a historical journey with the local architecture and buildings providing magical clues to Camborne’s past.

Many areas, once affected by the mining industry have been sensitively regenerated so that they have once again become wildlife havens with public access provided by trails.

Significant buildings relating to the mining industry have been restored so that if you follow these trails you can enjoy both the nature and the history of this unique area.

A prime example of this restoration is shown at Tuckingmill Valley Park on the outskirts of Camborne, part of the Red River Valley.

View towards Camborne from Carn Brea Photo courtesy of Jacquie Wilkes Photography

View towards Camborne from Carn Brea Photo courtesy of Jacquie Wilkes Photography

The area around Camborne is criss-crossed with a myriad of paths and trails and tracts of public land including the imposing granite outcrop of Carn Brea, and to the north of Camborne; Tehidy Country Park, 250 acres of ancient woodland, once the property of mining magnates, the Basset family but now open for all to enjoy.

You will be able to use this site to explore the many trails and discover the flora and fauna to be found here and the nearby dramatic coastline of Cornwall’s north coast including Portreath can be easily accessed either by bus from Camborne or by bicycle using the public paths that follow the mining trails.

The Clock Tower Camborne

The Clock Tower Camborne

If you prefer more leisurely pursuits there are many places around Camborne where you can sit and watch the world go by. Carn Brea Castle is now a restaurant with fantastic views towards the north coast.

Within Camborne, Commercial Square has been pedestrianised with trees planted and benches around the Victorian fountain – a popular local meeting place.

Camborne is proud of its many independent retailers where you can find wonderful local produce –pasties, fruit and vegetables, saffron cakes and clotted cream to name just a few.

And if the weather does not suit outdoor pursuits Camborne has a library and several museums where you can discover a wealth of information about the town and the part it played in the industrial revolution.

Discover the heritage of Camborne, the history of Camborne’s mining and engineering industry and use the trails to explore both the nature and history that is part of this Cornish town.

If you would like to contact us about any contributions or if you would like to edit any of the content of this website we would love to hear from you.

Write to info@cambornemap.org and don’t forget there is also a Twitter Feed, a Facebook Page, a Google+ Page, and a Google+ Community Page for you to keep up to date with the latest news on Camborne and its environment…