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Facilities available on this trail:

Parking - Parking at the start in Carharrack or come off the Coast to Coast Trail.

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

Eating and shopping - Village stores in both 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

Accessibility

Family and children friendly - the route is very steep in parts

Cycle Trail - good trail but some rough sections

Horse Riding Trail - trail is suitable

Walking Trail - a moderate to tough trail

Disability access - definitely not suitable for wheelchairs although some powerful scooters may make it up the hillside.

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The Star Inn public house

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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

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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

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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

Details

Address: Fore Sreet, Carharrack

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

OS Grid Ref: SW 73165 41466

Distance: 3.79 miles

Terrain: Moderate

HIDDEN GEM - ST DAY TRAIL 2

A path leads down into the quarry where Holmans tested their drills. It is slowly returning to nature and is a sheltered and tranquil spot to rest or explore.

St Day - Trail 2 - Carn Marth Trail

A more challenging trail taking in the open countryside and magnificent views from Carn Marth before descending to visit the open-air ‘Cathedral of Methodism’ at Gwennap Pit and exploring the village of St Day, once a major medieval pilgrimage shrine and a thriving town serving one of the wealthiest mining areas in the world.

The flooded disused granite quarry at the top of Carn Marth now sits amidst a peaceful wildlife habitat with distant views to both the north and south coasts. Look out for the drill testing quarry a bit further along from the flooded quarry. The rock faces of this now silent quarry are lined with thousands of holes created by the testing of the rock drills produced by the famous Holman Bros.

From here the trail descends towards the wonderful gem Gwennap Pit. This 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.

The trail then takes you on to the medieval village of St Day, once the thriving commercial and market centre of the incredibly rich ‘Copper Kingdom’. Other notable features include the ruins of St Day Old Church, likened by the Poet-Laureate, Sir John Betjeman, to “an ecclesiastical toy fort”, and the town clock tower that dominates the market place in the centre.