• Author: Administrator
  • Created: 9th March 2017 4:15 pm
  • Updated: 1st May 2017 12:51 pm
Route type: Cycling/Walking Trail
Difficulty grade: Challenging
Disabled Friendly: Large Scooters
  • Distance 11.06 miles
  • Time 4 h 56 min
  • Speed 2 mph
  • Min altitude 13 ft
  • Peak 364 ft
  • Climb 663 ft
  • Descent 656 ft

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The Coast to Coast Trail closely follows the line of two transport routes. The early horse-worked Portreath tramroad  opened in 1812. This was the first surface tramroad in Cornwall. It gave the copper mines around Scorrier and St Day a transport route to the sea at Portreath.

The other was the Redruth & Chasewater Railway. This was built from 1825 and linked the town of Redruth and mines around Gwennap, then the richest copper producing area in the world, to the port of Devoran on the south coast.

1. Start / End at car park

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Address: A39, Truro TR3 7NR, UK

2. Start / End at car park

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Address: Sea Front, Portreath, Redruth TR16 4NN, UK

The Coast to Coast Trail closely follows the line of two transport routes. The early horse-worked Portreath tramroad  opened in 1812. This was the first surface tramroad in Cornwall. It gave the copper mines around Scorrier and St Day a transport route to the sea at Portreath.

The other was the Redruth & Chasewater Railway. This was built from 1825 and linked the town of Redruth and mines around Gwennap, then the richest copper producing area in the world, to the port of Devoran on the south coast.