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The Cornish Guide - Cornwall / Kernow

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Age group: 10+

Location: WEST - MID Cornwall


Contact: Hayle to Truro

TEL: 0300 1234202


The Engine House Trail

Hens An Jynjyow. From the remains of the old foundries in Hayle to the engine houses scattered throughout the landscape, the reminders of Cornwall's industrial heritage are everywhere along this trail.


Leaving the golden sands of Hayle behind, it follows quiet minor roads to Camborne before utilising an existing and largely traffic-free route (part of the Mineral Tramways Project) along the base of the ancient monument of Carn Brea to Redruth.


This whole area was once the thriving centre of the most intensively mined region anywhere in England. Hundreds of silent, engine houses, linked by disused paths and tramways, still haunt the landscape.


Leaving Redruth, the trail passes through the old mining village of Carharrack before joining more old tramway routes to Bissoe as it makes its way to the bustling cathedral city of Truro.


For more detailed information refer to OS Landranger maps 203 and 204 or The Cornish Way map issued by Sustrans.



Download the Engine House Trail leaflet here.



Note: A Cornwall Council Ranger is responsible for the day to day management and can be contacted via the Environment Service on 0300 1234 202 or