Why not take a walk around the sections of the 'Mineral Tramways Project'. There are at present almost 20 miles (32 km) of walks and tracks through the mining heartlands of Mid and West Cornwall. These include the 'Great Flat Lode' Trail, the 'Coast to Coast Trail' - Devoran to Portreath, 'The Redruth - Chasewater Railway Tramway' (Opened 1826) and the 'Tresavean Trail' as well as trails through the mining villages of Lanner, Carharrack and St. Day. There are aims to have over 37 miles (60km) of walks available shortly with a World Heritage Bid to treat all Cornish mines as a site of Global importance - rather akin to the 'Jurassic Coast' Heritage Area nominated for Dorset in 2004. There is no charge to use the trails and the resource is open all year round.

Granite sleepers on the former Redruth-Chasewater Railway near Bissa Pool

Take a Coast to Coast Walk from Portreath to Devoran
along the Portreath Mineral Tramroad.

For more information, please contact:-
The Mineral Tramways Project,
c/o King Edward Mine,
Near Camborne,
Telephone: +44 (01209) 614681
Grid Ref SW664389

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