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Facilities available on this trail:

Parking - This trail is devised as a loop off the Redruth and Chasewater trail, but if you want to explore it in its own right you can park a car in either St Day or Carharrack villages and pick up the circular trail there.

Picnic areas - Wheal Jewel Park, Church Street, St Day; Rugby field, Tolgullow, St Day

Eating and shopping - village store in Carharrack and St Day. Tea room at Gwennap Pit.

Public houses - The Star Inn Vogue, St Day and The St Day Inn, Fore Street, St. Day

WCs - At rear of Community Centre in St Day and at Gwennap Pit when manned


Family and children friendly - good trail but some rough sections

Cycle Trail - good trail but some rough sections

Horse Riding Trail - trail is suitable

Walking Trail - a gentle to moderate trail

Disability access - a bit too far to push a wheelchair but if you have an electric one or scooter you should be ok.

Click on the map above for Google interactive version.

The Star Inn public house

The Star Inn is a traditional, family run, Cornish pub in Vogue, a small village on the road from St Day to Redruth. There you will find a large car park and a welcoming atmosphere with plenty of local history on the walls and sat at the bar.

It provides excellent value food for locals and visitors alike along with 5 real ales that change on a regular basis - Bass and Skinners are the two brews that are always there. For meals you can try the budget buster lunches in the week, the main menu at lunchtime or in the evening, Sunday lunches, the Specials Board or the 4* gourmet meal at the end of every month. It is important to ring to book as the restaurant is popular and can be very busy. Mark and Rachel will always try to fit you in.
Open all day every day from 12 noon Meals 12-2.30, 6.30 - 9.00
Address: Star Inn, Vogue, St. Day, Redruth, TR16 5NP
Tel: +44 1209 820242
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Email: http://starinnvogue.biz

St Day Inn

The St. Day Inn is a family run pub located in the cente of the village. Now Open From 4.00 pm Mon to Fri & Families Welcome, Bar Snacks, Outside Area, Pool Table
Address: St Day, Redruth, TR16 5JU
Tel: +44 1209 820573
Website: www.facebook.com/pages/The-StDay-Inn/103914870761

Lower Poldice Cottage Bed and Breakfast

A warm and friendly welcome awaits you from Janet and Geoff at Lower Poldice Cottage. Established in 1983, this idyllic country cottage is set in nearly three quarters of an acre of ground, surrounded by fields, and central for touring Mid and West Cornwall.
The cottage has been tastefully modernised, and overlooks the picturesque cornish mining countryside, which was once 'The Richest Square Mile In the World' for copper and tin.
Address: Lower Poldice Cottage, Lower Poldice, St. Day, Redruth, Cornwall, TR16 5PP
Tel: +44 1209 820438
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Website: www.lowerpoldicecottage.co.uk


Address: Fore Sreet, Carharrack

Lat: N 50° 13' 47.09"
Long:W 5° 10' 54.06"

OS Grid Ref: SW 73165 41466

Distance: 3.31 miles

Terrain: Easy


The old water pump in front of Carharrack Methodist Church and Sunday School.

St Day - Trail 1 - Churches & Chapels Trail

This trail takes you on a journey through the historic villages of St Day and Carharrack, highlighting the sites that tell the religious history of the area, from medieval pilgrimage, through a competitive early 19th century building boom in churches and chapels, to modern day spiritual centres that sit peacefully with the past.

St Piran’s Church built in the early 1880s as a mission church to serve the large mining population, St Piran’s Church features an unusual small wooden spire.

Gwennap Pit is a semi-natural open-air amphitheatre, known as the ‘Cathedral of Methodism’ in which huge congregations gathered to hear John Wesley preach between 1762 and 1789. For more information see: www.gwennappit.co.uk

Likened by the Poet-Laureate, Sir John Betjeman, to “an ecclesiastical toy fort”, the Church of Holy Trinity, now known as St Day Old Church, was built in 1826-28 to accommodate a congregation of 1500 in the booming mining town. In 1956 a controversial decision was made to close the church due to structural concerns and the roof of the abandoned building was removed in 1985. Today, following stabilisation works, the church is used as a community venue and is open to the public during the summer months thanks to the tireless efforts of local volunteers. The history of St Day and the surrounding area is told on display panels inside.