Via the Mineral Tramways Trail, you can ride across England in a day, down the Coast to Coast trail, which runs for 11 miles, almost entirely off road, from the lovely coastal village of Portreath to Devoran, alongside the stunning Restronguet Creek. It’s flat (ponies pulling copper ore and coal didn’t like hills), making it ideal for children and beginner riders, but there are plenty of extra loops and more demanding sections for the adventurous.
This picturesque trail is literally a cross-section through our stunning county, rich with wildlife, and industrial heritage from a bygone mining era, with lovely traditional country pubs and cream tea cafes all the way. For a shorter or quicker option, try the gentle ride to Portreath and back (about 4 miles in total, along the side of the beautiful Portreath valley)
Why are the Mineral Tramways ideal for cycling?
- Flat, easy, safe with beautiful and varied landscape
- Cream tea and pub stops en route
- A cross section through Cornish mining history and fascinating wildlife
- Children’s activity packs and challenges for trail cycle fun
- Many places to find cycle training, private lessons, guided rides, group tours, history and wildlife rides
- Various picnic and children’s play areas, farm shops and beer gardens on the way
You can find more information on the Cornwall government website at http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/mineral-tramways