Kennall Vale Gunpowder Mills 2024

Tucked away in a wooded valley near the village of Ponsanooth, is a site of great historical interest having a wealth of industrial archaeological features. A producer of gunpowder for the mining industry from 1812, it was one of only two gunpowder works operating in Cornwall at this time.


Operator: Cornwall Wildlife Trust

Address: Kennall Vale Nature Reserve Nr Ponsanooth Cornwall

Open Days & Times

Access at all times. Visit website for more details.


  • By Rail: Penrhyn / 4 miles


  • Part disabled access

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