The closest official walk to the Penventon Hotel is also the most stunning.Carn Brea Redruth Cornwall

This hill top location at Carn Brea in Cornwall has been in occupation from the earliest of times. On the Carn Brea hill top you will find examples of a Hill fort Castle, a 19th century Monument and a mixture of Neolithic, Iron Age, Medieval and Modern buildings.

The castle is the most visible structure on the hill top and was probably a hunting lodge built by the Basset family of Tehidy in the 15th Century. The monument was erected in 1836 to another Basset. Located in the area between the monument and the castle are the remains of a massive Neolithic hill fort; covering some 46 acres.

There is evidence to show that the Neolithic ramparts of the hill fort were partly remodelled during the Iron Age and a collection of stone round houses were built inside at the time.

Wonderful views of mining remains to the south, Redruth and the coast to the north. Distance and going: three and a half to four miles – easy going

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