GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Gwennap Pit

1 miles (1 km)

This walk visits Gwennap Pit in Busveal, Cornwall. The interesting architectural structure is located just to the east of Redruth.
The historical site is where the Methodist preacher John Wesley preached several times between 1762 and 1789. The pit was then later transformed into the grassy circular amphitheatreyou can see today. There are car parks at the site where you can pick up footpaths around the pit. There's also some pleasant country lanes that you can then follow to the old Busveal mine workings before returning to the car park.
You can extend the walk by heading just a mile to the south to visit Carn Marth. Here you will find a fine viewpoint, old quarries and an Amphitheatre where you can enjoy theatrical performances during the summer months.

Gwennap Pit OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Gwennap Pit Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Redruth, Gwennap Pit, Busveal - - 91928

Redruth: Gwennap Pit, Busveal. John Wesley preached here, in a hollow amidst old mine workings. The terraces were constructed following his death

Display panel at Gwennap Pit - - 801103

Display panel at Gwennap Pit

St Aubyn Farm and engine house - - 1955366

St Aubyn Farm and engine house

Road Junction by Mynheer Farm - - 836555

Road Junction by Mynheer Farm


GPS Files

GPX File

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