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Kit Hill - Cornwall Council

With over 400 acres (152 hectares), Kit Hill is an ideal place for a wide range of activities including walking, kite flying, bird watching, orienteering, horse riding and picnics.  
There are several miles of path to explore which include:

  • A circular walk of approx. 2 miles way-marked by distinctive granite posts;
  • Over 3 miles of horse trails marked with wooden posts and blue arrows and;
  • An orienteering course

Because of the area's industrial past, there are many features that are potentially dangerous such as quarry faces and mine workings.  Please take great care to stay on the paths.
Various events celebrating the beauty, history and wildlife of the Hill are held throughout the year - see local press or the Tamar Valley Events Programme for details.

Please Note:

Due to the wild rugged nature of the ground, many of the paths are unsuitable for some visitors, particularly those in wheelchairs.  Vehicular access to all the car parks is good and there are stunning views in all directions;

There are no toilet facilities on the Hill;

Livestock, used as part of the on-going heathland management, are grazing on parts of the Hill.  Please remember to close all gates securely;

Dogs are welcome, but please keep them under close control at all times.  During the bird nesting season and when livestock are on the Hill.  Please keep them on a short lead.  Owners are also asked not to allow their dogs to foul the paths and open areas;

In case of an emergency, the nearest public telephone is located at Monks Cross. The grid reference of the Summit Car Park is SX 37476 71380.

Who to contact

01872 323468
0300 1234 202

Where to go

Countryside Kit Hill Office
PL17 8HW

Walk / Cycle: Leave the car at home. There is a multi-use trail linking Callington to the Hill and onwards to Gunnislake. Secure bike parking is available. Train: Gunnislake station is approximately 3 miles to the east.For times and fares Tel 08457 484 950. Bus: First Devon and Cornwall runs between Tavistock and Callington, passing Gunnislake station. Telephone 08456 001 420 for details.

Time / date details

When is it on?
All year round

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Age ranges
From 0 years to 101 years
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