There are 61 paths within the boundaries of Gwennap Parish and they fall into three categories – Footpaths, Bridleways and Byways.

The coast to coast trail also passes through the parish. More information about this and other old Cornish mining tramway trails can be found at

There are many beautiful walks that can be taken around the parish. View a map here showing all the public rights of way that can be walked.


For many years now, residents, land owners and Parish Councils alike have raised concern over the increasing number of Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) incidents and related issues resulting from the illegal use of our highly valued Public Rights of Way (PRoW) and Trails, by off-road motorised vehicles, e.g. Motor cycles, quad bikes and 4 x 4s. Such activity has caused untold damage to many of our Bridleways and Footpaths (Byways are legally allowed) which the vast majority of people simply love to walk, ride or cycle and see as a key part of their health and well-being.

Accessibility and good maintenance of our Bridleways, Footpaths and Trails has never been more important than at this time and the Police are prepared to help address the problem. However, they can only do so if incidents are reported in the right way and that way is via Cornwall
Council’s on line ‘Report It’ tool, the link to which is: