Sport and Leisure in Camborne

There is a wealth of fun activities available in Camborne, whether you are a fitness enthusiast or prefer a leisurely stroll, the countryside and town is on your doorstep with trails and footpaths just waiting to be discovered and free! Many of the trails are also suitable for wheelchairs – much of the Mineral Tramways are multi-use, suitable for pedestrians, horse riders, cyclists and wheelchair users.
Have a look below to see a selection of the many activities that are available in Camborne and nearby.

Carn Brea Leisure Centre – Car Free Day Out SL01

Carn Brea Leisure Centre

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. Visit

Heartlands – Car Free Day Out SL02

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. Visit

Portreath beach activities – Car Free Day Out SL03

Bodyboarder at Portreath Photo courtesy of Jacquie Wilkes Photography

Bodyboarder at Portreath Photo courtesy of Jacquie Wilkes Photography

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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Cornwall Athletic Club – Car Free Day Out SL04

Cornwall Athletic Club is based at Carn Brea Leisure Centre and offers a full range of Track and Field events.

Horse Riding – Car Free Day Out SL05

Horse riders at Portreath Photo courtesy of Jacquie Wilkes Photography

Horse riders at Portreath Photo courtesy of Jacquie Wilkes Photography

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.

Skateboarding – Car Free Day Out SL06

The Skate park, a large concrete skate bowl in Tuckingmill Valley Park is a  popular site for young people to improve their skating skills. Visit

Ten Pin Bowling – Car Free Day Out SL07

Camborne has a 10 pin bowling alley – Rowe Bowl Centre in Trevithick Road.

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Tehidy Golf Club – Car Free Day Out SL08

Golfing at Tehidy Country Park

Golfing at Tehidy Country Park

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

Visit  for further information

Swimming – Car Free Day Out SL09
Portreath is easily accessible by bus from Camborne with lifeguards during the summer months and opportunities for swimming activities with Portreath Surf Life Saving Club .

For indoor swimming Carn Brea Leisure Centre boasts a 25m main pool and learner pool.

Shopping – Car Free Day Out SL10

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.
Cycling – Car Free Day Out SL11



Many off road opportunities on the Mineral Tramways that criss cross this area such as the  Cornish Way multi use trails and the Sustrans sustainable transport routes. Bike hire is available at Aldridge Cycles on Cross Street, Camborne.The Track at Portreath is one of the the finest dirt jumping facilities in the UK. Bike hire is also available here.