GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Poldice Valley Walk and Mtb

4 miles (6 km)

The Poldice Valley is located in southwest Cornwall near Redruth.
The area is great for mountain biking and walking with miles of off road trails to try. The valley has a moon like appearance with the ruins of the old Poldice mine adding to the unique landscape.
You can start off from the roadside parking area, just to the south of the valley. From here you can pick up paths heading north to explore the mines around Goon Gumpas.
Poldice is considered one of the south west's best places for mountain biking with a series of great free jumps to try.
Part of the route uses a section of the Mineral Tramways Trail which runs through the area. The popular cycling route runs from coast to coast visiting some of Cornwall's historic mine buildings on the way.

Postcode

TR16 5HX - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Poldice Valley OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Poldice Valley Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

On the south eastern outskirts of Redruth you'll find the splendid Carn Marth. The hill is a fine place to explore with another excellent viewpoint, a pretty quarry lake and an outdoor ampitheatre which runs performances during summer.
Near here there's another amphitheatre to explore at Gwennap Pit. The site has some historical significance having been used by Methodist preacher John Wesley preached several times between 1762 and 1789.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Poldice Valley near Hale Mills - geograph.org.uk - 145540

Poldice Valley near Hale Mills

Mine remains in Poldice Valley - geograph.org.uk - 2807681

Mine remains in Poldice Valley

Pasture above the Poldice Valley - geograph.org.uk - 1051220

Pasture above the Poldice Valley

Mount Wellington's old tailings dam (50513513676)

Mount Wellington's old tailings dam

Wheal Maid Valley - geograph.org.uk - 145505

Wheal Maid Valley. This valley is cut across by two dams which hold back contaminated water from the mine workings and presumably helps to settle the contaminents before the water escapes the valley.

Boundary stone, Poldice Valley - geograph.org.uk - 1234784

Boundary stone, Poldice Valley

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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