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The Great Flat Lode Trail

Camborne, England
01326 312300
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Ranked #4 of 8 Attractions in Camborne
Type: Trails, Outdoors
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I visited this trail with a friend who lives in Cornwall, on a sunny day in August. You can download a map from the web and start at any point that suits you. The circuit forms part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site, and is a walk of about eight miles around Carn Brea, over moorland, via footpaths, roads... More 

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Camborne, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is a great walk with plenty of lovely scenery and lots of historic mine workings. It is pretty flat and is good for dog walking too. Strong boots are recommended and a light coat even in Summer as it can be windy. There are miles to walk if you are able.

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35 reviews 35 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Beautiful trails taking you through wonderful countryside. Well signposted, easy to follow. Amazing historical engine houses everywhere! Some which you can explore. There is a pub called The Countryman nearby serving real ales and home cooked food.

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

At this time of the year the brambles and undergrowth are rampant. Also the word 'Flat' is a misnomer.....it isn't.

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Montreal, Canada
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196 reviews 196 reviews
19 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

I rented a bike and did this trail (4) times in July. Each time, I rented the bike in Bissoe and biked to Portreath via various routes. The trail is mostly flat with gentle inclines. The route offers plenty of places to stop and relax or explore along the way. If you intend to go to Portreath, there are some... More 

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Redruth, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
34 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

The trail is a great place to walk or bike on, with many different exit & entry points depending on how far you want to go. Also very good for trail running.

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Camborne, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Lovely trail, nice wide walkways suitable to walking, cycling and horse-riding. Many areas are flat, however can be a hill to climb to get onto the track. We lived near the Redruth side and it was a 10 minute walk to get the track and from it we could access Carn Brea Hill which is great for walking up. There... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

This trail is fantastic for cyclists, horse riders, runners and walkers alike. We do all of the above except horse riding and love it, especially when it's been wet and it gets a bit muddy! You can't beat a good cycle ride in the mud! It's only 5 mins from our house so we go a up there a lot.... More 

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Camborne, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
19 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

This is a good spot for a family walk or bike ride, mix in the mining buildings and that adds to its value. Can be a bit exposed to the wind in the winter, but still lovely on a crisp winters day.

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

I have always been interested in the industrial history of our country, and the GFLT provides a valuable insight into how important tin and copper were to Cornwall during the 18th and 19th centuries. The trail consists of a signposted walk of some 3 miles that passes by many of the most famous mines from the county's past, such as... More 

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