Coming off the Redruth-Chasewater Trail turn left and head up the hill. It is a bit of a climb but once you arrive at the top you turn off to the right and this will bring you along the flat. From here you can see across the whole valley. On a good day you can see for miles.

The trail takes you along the top of the hill and via a small switch back left and then right you start to go down the hill. This will bring you back into Carharrack. There is a store on the right hand side of the road where you can top up with supplies or on the other side of the road and along a wee bit is a pub The Carharrack Stars.

Carrying on past The Carharrack Arms you’re now in the heart of the village. The road goes on past the playing fields and at the bottom of the lane turn off right. A little further down there is a trail off to the right, hook down here and you’ll shortly be back on the Redruth to Chasewater Trail.

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 a number of places along the route to stop

Eating and shopping – village store in Carharrack

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


Family and children friendly – good trail but some steep sections

Cycle Trail – good trail but some steep 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

8th March 2017 10:52 am

Carharrack Trail 2

  • Author: Administrator
  • Created: 8th March 2017 10:52 am
  • Updated: 1st May 2017 12:59 pm
Route type: Bridleway/Cycling/Walking Trail
Difficulty grade: Moderate
Disabled Friendly: Large Scooters
  • Distance 3 miles
  • Time 1 h 22 min
  • Speed 2 mph
  • Min altitude 236 ft
  • Peak 577 ft
  • Climb 361 ft
  • Descent 361 ft

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Points of Interest


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