CARHARRACK TRAIL 1 - VILLAGE TRAIL

Coming off the Redruth-Chasewater Trail the route takes you into the village itself before going off to the nearby hill Carn Marth. The village offers local facilities to shop for some food or to stop and have a drink and a bite to eat the Carharrack Stars pub.

During your stop you can enjoy the rich history of the village by visiting these features all within a short distance of each other – the Shute, Ting Tang railway tracks, the iron footbridge and the old Coal Yards.

The route out of the village will take you gradually up hill until you get to the top of Carn Marth where you will get a fabulous view of the surrounding villages and countryside on a clear day both north and south coasts.

Address: Fore Sreet, Carharrack

Lat: N 50° 13′ 47.09″
Long: W 5° 10′ 54.06″

OS Grid Ref: SW 73165 41466

Distance: 1.82 miles

Terrain: Challenging

Facilities available for this trail

Parking – parking in the village itself, or you can extend the trail by parking at Twelveheads where the Redruth-Chasewater trail crosses the Coast to Coast trail.

Picnic areas – there are numerous appropriate places along the route to stop

Eating and shopping – village store in Carharrack

Public houses – Carharrack Stars pub within the village – marked on map

Accessibility

Family and children friendly – the route is very family friendly

Cycle Trail – good trail but some rough sections

Horse Riding Trail – trail is suitable

Walking Trail – a moderate to tough trail

Disability access – definitely not suitable for wheelchairs although some powerful scooters may make it up the hillside

2017-03-08

Carharrack Trail 1

  • Author: trailZZzone
  • Created: 8th March 2017
  • Updated: 18th May 2017
Route type: Bridleway/Cycling/Walking Trail
Difficulty grade: Challenging
Disabled Friendly: Not Suitable

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  • Distance 3 miles
  • Time 1 h 30 min
  • Speed 2 mph
  • Min altitude 266 ft
  • Peak 738 ft
  • Climb 489 ft
  • Descent 489 ft
  • Distance Instructions
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Points of Interest

MINING DRILLS

Holes drilled into the granite rock by high pressure steam boring equipment. Originally designed by Richard Trevithick. The drills made the job of extracting the stone a lot easier and through various alterations over time were used throughout the world.

Location: SW 71468 40883

 

CARN MARTH AMPHITHEATRE

After the purchase of the land on Carn Marth by the Trust the lower quarry was converted into an open air theatre. Despite a power failure half way through the first production by Cornwall Theatre Company ‘The Three Musketeers’, the performance was judged a tremendous success and has since gone on to show many plays.

Location: SW 71504 40719

 

FIGGY DOWDY’S WELL

Considered a Holy Well / Spring in Cornwall. Also known as Maggy Figgy and Margery Daw well it was a popular place to christen your doll on Good Friday.

Location: SW 71559 40605

DIORAMA

The view from the top of Carn Marth is outstanding when the weather is good and there is a diorama that tells you all the points you are looking at – from the north coast of Cornwall to the south coast.

Location: SW 71681 40841

 

 

Ting Tang railway tracks

The Ting Tang mine and railway lay part way along the former Redruth to Chacewater Railway (Opened 1826 – Closed 1915). Notable minerals were Chalcocite, Chalcopyrite, Chalcophyllite, Chessylite, Chlorite.

Location: SW 73063 41035