The ancient tin mine of Wheal Peevor is a staggering site. The huge Grade II listed engine houses tower above the landscape in what feels like an isolated spot in the middle of nowhere. In fact, this is one of the most internationally significant mining sites around; though it closed in 1887, production re-started during the first world war to extract a mineral called wolfram (or tungsten). Work has been done to make Wheal Peevor a safe and enjoyable area for visitors. All 12 mineshafts and all three engine houses are safe to explore. The network of tracks and trails around the site, along with way finder points and interpretation boards, give you a real insight into the history behind the landscape, and indeed the present-day diversity of the wildlife and flora. The site is directly linked to the Coast-to-Coast Mineral Tramway and to Redruth.
Near the hamlet of Radnor, approximately 1 mile to the north of Redruth, Wheal Peevor can be found opposite Radnor Golf Course.