Mineral Tramways Coast to Coast

The Mineral Tramways Coast to Coast route is a fantastic way to enjoy the Cornish countryside. It passes through one of the world's best-conserved concentrations of historic mine buildings, allowing you to explore the area’s fascinating history. The area is also a habit for unusual wildlife.

This is one of our shortest Coast to Coast routes. The trail starts on the Atlantic Coast at Portreath, once an important harbour for the surrounding mines, and finishes at the picturesque harbour village of Devoran.

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.

A number of important mine buildings have been conserved in the area and are linked by trails that follow as closely as possible the original tramway and railway routes which were used to transport ore from mines to ports.

These signposted, largely off-road routes have been specially created for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.


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Please note

We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness.

However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes.

Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces.

Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.

To make sure everyone gets the most out of their time by the water, please ensure that you follow the Towpath Code.

Please help us protect this route

Mineral Tramways Coast to Coast route is part of the National Cycle Network, cared for by Sustrans. Your donation today will help keep the Network safe and open for everyone to enjoy.

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