Dupath Well

Free Entry

Open any reasonable time during daylight hours.


Dupath, Callington, Cornwall, PL17 8AD

Before You Go

This charming well-house stands over an ancient spring, believed to cure whooping cough. Built by the Augustinian canons of the nearby St Germans Priory around 1500, it houses the remains of an immersion pool for cure-seekers.

Managed by the Cornwall Heritage Trust.

Read more about the history of Dupath Well.

Before You Go

Access: Follow the brown signs from the A388. Dupath Well is located on a working farm situated off Dupath Lane. The well-house is positioned on a grassy area to the side of a narrow footpath, which may be uneven.

Facilities: The town of Callington is located just 1 mile away and has a number of cafes, shops and pubs.

Parking: There is a designated parking area within the farmyard. Please take care as this is a working farm, so you may encounter livestock or farm machinery.

Dogs: Dogs on leads are welcome.

Please be aware: English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions. 

Plan a Great Day Out

Dupath Well is a tranquil spot - an ideal place to enjoy some peace and quiet.

The town of Callington is a short drive away and has facilities, shops and food outlets.

Nearby you'll find the prehistoric sites of Hurlers Stone Circles and Trethevy Quoit, or head to Launceston to visit the town and its medieval castle.