Wheal Peevor, Radnor TR16 5EL

Wheal Peevor
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.

Location

Near the hamlet of Radnor, approximately 1 mile to the north of Redruth, Wheal Peevor can be found opposite Radnor Golf Course.

What you can see and do

The structures are awe-inspiring, and the scenery idyllic, with fantastic viewpoints across the countryside. The whole site is ideal for exploring on foot – you can follow the route on the way finder posts to take in as much as possible. Cycling around Wheal Peevor is a spectacular experience, and is an easy detour from the Coast-to-Coast Mineral Tramway a couple of minutes away. Walk up inside each engine house, take in the knowledge from the information boards and bring along your picnic hamper for a lunchtime to remember!

Opening and admission

No admission cost, access all the time.

Nearest car park or cycle park

On site – free.

Distance from bus or train

Approx 1 mile from Redruth town centre.

Website

Further information can be found here

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