Things to do in Camborne

One of the biggest environmental impacts on the region is TRANSPORT! Over 90% of people visiting Cornwall arrive by car! Imagine the pollution and traffic congestion this causes every year, not to mention the amount of the carbon emissions released into the atmosphere that cause climate change and global warming.

Whether you are on holiday or a Cornish resident, here are some suggestions of how you can enjoy these wonderful places and protect them at the same time. If everyone made at least one trip a week on the bus instead of a car journey imagine the amount of carbon we could save!

You can reduce your impact on the environment by enjoying Camborne and its surrounding area without the car. Using public transport is a greener way to travel and there are good transport links with all the things to do suggested here.

Some of our Things to do will eventually be accompanied by a downloadable PDF full of helpful information to get the very best from your car free day out around Camborne.

 Historical Trails

Camborne Town Trail
Discover many fascinating facts about Camborne’s history as a mining town in this circular tour. For more detailed information click here

Red River Valley Walk  – Car Free Day Out HWO2
A historical circular walk starting in Camborne town and including parts of the Red River Valley. For more detailed information click here

Treslothan Trail Car Free Day Out HW03

A historical circular trail covering the area south of Camborne around Treslothan and Barripper. Full Trail Coming Soon

Treslothan to Tehidy Trail Car Free Day Out HW04
Starting at Treslothan, south of Camborne, this linear trail takes you on a historical journey through Camborne town and north to Tehidy Woods. http://www.cambornemap.org/pdf_camborne/Treslothan_to_Tehidy_Trail_HW04.pdf

Pool to Treswithian Trail – Car Free Day Out HW05
This is a linear east-west historical journey following the route from East Pool Mine and Museum to Treswithian.

Full Trail Coming Soon

Penponds & Barripper Trail Car Free Day Out HW06
A 3.5 mile circular walk along the lanes of Camborne to Penponds and then on to Barripper and returning to Camborne via Penponds and Richard Trevithick’s cottage, now owned by the National Trust. Full Trail Coming Soon

Godrevy to Brea Trail Car Free Day Out HW07
This walk starts on the dramatic coastline of Godrevy Head and follows the path of an old ‘Church way’ from Gwithian to Camborne Church via Kehelland with the option to continue through the town centre and on past Dolcoath mine to the village of Brea. Full Trail Coming Soon

Mineral Tramway Trails

Coast to Coast Trail Car Free Day Out MW01
11 miles (17.5km) an old mineral tramway which has been converted into a multi-use trail running from Portreath to Devoran on the south coast.

For more detailed information click here

The Great Flat Lode Trail Car Free Day Out MW02
7.5 miles (12km)

The trail encompasses many of the major mines of the Camborne area. These majestic buildings provide a sense of the history of the area as you walk the trail.

For more detailed information click here

Tehidy Trail Car Free Day Out MW03
2.5 miles (4Km)

Suggested Start Point: East Lodge Car Park, Tehidy or Portreath Beach Carpark
Suitable for walking, cycling and horse riding. You can also link this trail with Portreath Branchline trail which runs from Portreath to Camborne. For more detailed information click here

| [[Camborne’s Mineral Tramways|Car Free Day Out MW04]] – ”’Portreath Branchline Trail”’
”5.5 miles (8.8km)” Suggested Start Point: Portreath Beach Carpark
The Portreath Branchline Trail links Portreath with Illogan, Camborne and Higher Brea and links with both the Tehidy Trail and the Great Flat Lode Trail. [[Camborne’s Mineral Tramways|For more detailed information click here]]
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| [[Camborne’s Mineral Tramways|Car Free Day Out MW05]] – ”’Portreath Circular walk”’
This walk includes the south west coast path west of Portreath with the Tehidy Trail and Portreath Branchline Trail to create an exhilirating  circular walk of coast and countryside. ”[http://www.cambornemap.org/pdf_camborne/Portreath_Circular_Trail_MW05.pdf Click to download PDF]”
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Attractions

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| [[Attractions in Camborne|Car Free Day Out A01]] – ”’Carn Brea”’
A striking landmark and a wonderful place to visit for the incredible panoramic view across Camborne and its surrounding area. [[Carn Brea|Carn Brea]]
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| [[Attractions in Camborne|Car Free Day Out A02]] – ”’Tehidy Country Park”’
250 acres of mature woodland and lakes crisscrossed with trails suitable for many activities including horse riding, cycling, walking and some level tracks are pushchair and wheelchair friendly too! [[Tehidy Country Park|Tehidy Country Park]]
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| [[Attractions in Camborne|Car Free Day Out A03]] – ”’Tuckingmill Valley Park”’
Once an area polluted by the mining industry, but now transformed into a wonderful haven for wildlife and humans! [[Tuckingmill Valley Park|Tuckingmill Valley Park]]
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| [[Attractions in Camborne|Car Free Day Out A04]] – ”’Feadon Farm”’
Feadon Farm is part of Gwel an Mor Holiday Park and open to the public with lots of family activities – feeding the farm animals, wildlife safaris, a great place for getting close with nature. [http://www.feadonfarmwildlife.co.uk www.feadonfarmwildlife.co.uk]
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 Nature Reserves

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| [[Nature Reserves in Camborne|Car Free Day Out NR01]] – ”’Pendarves Wood ”’
Managed by Cornwall Wildlife Trust, this wood is a wildlife haven. Sorry, no dogs allowed. [[Pendarves Wood Nature Reserve|For more information click here]]
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| [[Nature Reserves in Camborne|Car Free Day Out NR02]] – ”’Red River Valley LNR”’
This is a local nature reserve stretching from Tuckingmill in Camborne to the sea at Gwithian with much of the area accessible on foot or bicycle. [[Red River Valley Local Nature Reserve|For more information click here]]
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| [[Nature Reserves in Camborne|Car Free Day Out NR03]] – ”’Godrevy Head”’
Take the bus to Gwithian, walk the coastpath to Portreath and enjoy the dramatic coastline of Godrevy Head and the North Cliffs. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). [http://www.aonb.org.uk www.aonb.org.uk]
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== Sport and Leisure ==

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| [[Sport and Leisure in Camborne|Car Free Day Out SL01]] – ”’Carn Brea Leisure Centre”’
A well managed leisure centre with the aim to provide a sustainable essential service to ensure a strong and healthy community. Lots of indoor sports, swimming pool and the only 8 lane all weather running track in Cornwall. [[Carn Brea Leisure Centre|For more detailed information click here]]
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| [[Sport and Leisure in Camborne|Car Free Day Out SL02]] – ”’Heartlands”’
Heartlands is a wonderful example of the regeneration of a mining area based around the restored Robinson’s Shaft Engine House. A mix of parkland, social centres, cafes, shops and studios opening in 2012. [http://www.heartlandscornwall.com www.heartlandscornwall.com]
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| [[Sport and Leisure in Camborne|Car Free Day Out SL03]] – ”’Portreath beach activities”’
Portreath has a sandy beach, where water-based activities can be enjoyed on this lifeguard patrolled beach (summer months) – surfing, swimming, body boarding, canoeing and kayaking all available with two water sports companies providing equipment to hire and lessons.
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| [[Sport and Leisure in Camborne|Car Free Day Out SL04]] – ”’Cornwall Athletic Club”’
Cornwall Athletic Club is based at Carn Brea Leisure Centre and offers a full range of Track and Field events. [http://www.cornwallac.org.uk/ www.cornwallac.org.uk]
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| [[Sport and Leisure in Camborne|Car Free Day Out SL05]] – ”’Horse Riding”’
Camborne has a myriad of horse-friendly trails and bridle paths. Wheal Buller Riding School nearby, provides both hacks and lessons and there are livery stables at Serenity Equestrian Academy Trevolankan Farm Crowan.
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| [[Sport and Leisure in Camborne|Car Free Day Out SL06]] – ”’Skateboarding”’
The Skate park, a large concrete skate bowl in Tuckingmill Valley Park is a  popular site for young people to improve their skating skills. [http://www.extremesportsmap.com/uk/spot_details.php?spot_id=503 www.extremesportsmap.com]
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| [[Sport and Leisure in Camborne|Car Free Day Out SL07]] – ”’Ten Pin Bowling”’
Camborne has a 10 pin bowling alley – Rowe Bowl Centre in Trevithick Road. [http://www.britevents.com/whats-on/cornwall/camborne/the-rowe-bowl-centre/59838/ www.britevents.com]
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| [[Sport and Leisure in Camborne|Car Free Day Out SL08]] – ”’Tehidy Golf Club”’
Tehidy Park Golf Club is a picturesque 18 hole par 71 parkland course. With panoramic views over the Cornish countryside, a warm welcome is given to golfers at all levels of skill and experience. Tel: 01209 842208 Ext 5 [http://www.tehidyparkgolfclub.co.uk www.tehidyparkgolfclub.co.uk]
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| [[Sport and Leisure in Camborne|Car Free Day Out SL09]] – ”’Swimming”’
Portreath is easily accessible by bus from Camborne with lifeguards during the summer months and opportunities for swimming activities with [http://www.portreathslsc.co.uk/ Portreath Surf Life Saving Club].For indoor swimming [http://www.carnbrealeisurecentre.co.uk/ Carn Brea Leisure Centre] boasts a 25m main pool and learner pool.
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| [[Sport and Leisure in Camborne|Car Free Day Out SL10]] – ”’Shopping”’
Camborne has lots of independent shops and charity shops. Pool Market just off Trevenson Road is open at weekends and also hosts an outdoor Car Boot sale. Every Saturday Camborne has a Local Produce market from 9am-1pm. [http://www.shopcamborne.co.uk/ www.shopcamborne.co.uk]
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| [[Sport and Leisure in Camborne|Car Free Day Out SL11]] – ”’Cycling”’
Many off road opportunities on the Mineral Tramways that criss cross this area. Bike hire is available at [http://www.aldridgecycles.co.uk/ Aldridge Cycles] on Cross Street, Camborne. [http://www.the-track.co.uk The Track] at Portreath is one of the the finest dirt jumping facilities in the UK. Bike hire is also available here.
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Museums and Libraries

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| [[Museums and Libraries in Camborne|Car Free Day Out ML01]] – ”’King Edward Mine and Museum”’
Situated on the Great Flat Lode Trail, this mine and museum provides a fascinating insight into Camborne’s mining past. [http://www.kingedwardmine.co.uk/ www.kingedwardmine.co.uk]
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| [[Museums and Libraries in Camborne|Car Free Day Out ML02]] – ”’East Pool Mine and Museum”’
Owned by the National Trust with a museum providing lots of interactive displays and working models. [http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/east-pool-mine/ www.nationaltrust.org.uk]
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| [[Museums and Libraries in Camborne|Car Free Day Out ML03]] – ”’Cornish Studies Library”’
Cornwall Council’s largest library of books and printed resources on Cornwall, the Cornish Studies Library in Redruth holds over 30,000 volumes covering Cornish history, geography, industries, customs and highlights Cornwall’s mining heritage. 01209 216760
Open Mon-Fri 10am-17.00 Sat 10am-16.00
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| [[Museums and Libraries in Camborne|Car Free Day Out ML04]] – ”’Camborne Library”’
Situated in the Passmore Edwards building, this library stocks a wide selection of books and provides internet access with 12 computers, and other regular events. [http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=24082 www.cornwall.gov.uk]
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Festivals and Events

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| [[Festivals and Events in Camborne|Car Free Day Out FE01]] – ”’ Trevithick Day”’
If you only visit Camborne once a year then Trevithick Day is the day to pick. Held this year on Saturday April 28th, a day of free steam, entertainment and much more. [[Festivals and Events in Camborne|For more detailed information click here]]
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| [[Festivals and Events in Camborne|Car Free Day Out FE02]] – ”’Camborne Music”’
Camborne has a strong tradition in music shown by its brass bands and male voice choir, famous throughout the country and who also compete at international level. For more information click here: [[Music in Camborne|For more detailed information click here]]
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| [[Festivals and Events in Camborne|Car Free Day Out FE03]] – ”’Annual Events”’
Camborne and its surrounding villages hold many events throughout the year from Tea Treat Parades to vintage car rallies.  [[Festivals and Events in Camborne|For more detailed information click here]]
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