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Address: Camborne, England
Phone Number: 01326 312300
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A good place to take the family

This trail takes you back in time, following the paths that link the old mines and out outbuildings to each other in an area called the great flat load. We bought a trail leaflet... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
paulaandbobby
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Camborne, United Kingdom
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Camborne, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This trail takes you back in time, following the paths that link the old mines and out outbuildings to each other in an area called the great flat load. We bought a trail leaflet from King Edward mine complete with tracing paper and special pencil so that we could take rubbings at the points of interest along the way. The... More 

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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42 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Free parking and lots of long trails to follow on foot or bike. Some good long circular routes and plenty of mining history and good views. Take a picnic (no catering on site), its a great way of breaking up the bike ride.

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Redruth, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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20 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
40 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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