Camborne and Surrounding Areas
Surrounded by beautiful woodland, sandy beaches and foodie hot spots – Camborne is a great location to explore the whole of West Cornwall.
Camborne was once one of the richest tin mining areas in the world – packed full of history, there’s plenty to get up to!
Whether you want to do a spot of shopping in the town centre, indulge in hearty food or explore further a field – you’ll enjoy every second.
There’s great transport available, with a local train station in the heart of town alongside regular buses travelling throughout Cornwall.
Tehidy Country Park
Tehidy is a great location to take the family for an afternoon of exploring. Feed the ducks, walk the woodland paths or take a picnic and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
At the South Drive entrance you will be able to walk around the short circular walk around the small lake – you may be greeted by swans, ducks and the odd squirrel!
You will also find a small café, toilets, car park and visitor centre here.
There are plenty of chances to go shopping in the heart of town or in the surrounding areas. Hayle and Penzance also provide a great shopping experience or for a more city feel, you can travel to Truro with more variety and places to eat.
Carn Brea Hill
Carn Brea Monument can be seen for miles and is one of Cornwall’s most prominent landmarks. The hill has tons of mining history, including the castle thought to once be a hunting lodge. A walk on the hill is a wonderful way to admire the stunning panoramic views over Cornwall.
Learn more about Camborne’s rich mining history at Heartlands, the visitors attraction centre in Pool. It provides a great location with water features, a children’s park and a museum to discover. With firework displays, art exhibits and live gigs, there’s plenty of events held all year round.
There are many beautiful beaches surrounding Camborne, all just a short drive away.
Portreath is a lovely little village with a stunning beach – watch the sunset behind Gull Rock, walk towards Dead Man’s Hut or take a stroll beside the harbour. There’s wonderful walks to enjoy with the family such as walking up to ‘The Cake’ – the huge dome situated left of the beach. Godrevy and Gwithian both provide a great spot for BBQs, sunbathing and epic surf!
Tuckingmill Valley Park
The award-winning park has been renovated to become a stunning place for the community and visitors to enjoy. With a skate park, walking trails, art installations and features – it’s a great area to visit during a sunny day.
Pendarves Woods Nature Reserve
With woodland trails, a lake and marshland this is a great way to spend an afternoon. Explore the wood which was created in the 19th century as part of the Pendarves estate. As you discover the reserve, keep an eye out for birds, plants and other wildlife as you wander through.