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Mineral Tramways Coast to Coast

Route Details

  • From-to: Portreath to Devoran in Cornwall
  • Type: Railway path, old tramways, quiet lanes
  • Access: Redruth and Perranswell train stations
  • Surface: Mostly gravel
  • National Cycle Network: Route 3

Route Description

This area has one of the world's greatest and best conserved concentrations of historic mine buildings and contains unusual wildlife, some of which only thrives in mining landscape habitats.

This Coast to Coast route starts on the Atlantic Coast at Portreath, once an important harbour for the surrounding mines, and finishes at the picturesque harbour village of Devoran.

A number of important mine buildings have been conserved in the area and linked by trails that follow as closely as possible the original tramway and railway routes used to transport ore from mines to ports. These sign-posted, largely off-road routes have been specially created for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.Refreshments and food are available at good pubs in Portreath, Scorrier (mid way) and Devoran.

Sustrans Cornish Way map - covering 180 miles of National Cycle Network from Land's End to Bude - includes this route and is available to purchase from our online shop.

For further information on Cornwall's mining heritage, visit the area's World Heritage website at www.cornish-mining.org.uk.

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This Coast to Coast route starts on the Atlantic Coast at Portreath, once an important harbour for the surrounding mines, and finishes at the picturesque harbour village of Devoran.

Latitude: 
50.2418847346821
Longitude: 
-5.206802027685617
Zoom level: 
13

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This Coast to Coast route starts on the Atlantic Coast at Portreath, once an important harbour for the surrounding mines, and finishes at the picturesque harbour village of Devoran.