GWENNAP TRAIL 1 - GWENNAP CHURCH TRAIL
This is a great cycling trail over fairly flat terrain and certainly a trail that you can spend sometime exploring. On the whole the trail is flat and easy to navigate but there are a few slopes along the way. At the start of the trail are old mine waste areas to either side with rough, loose rocks and rubble. If you’re into cross country adventure then this is a great place but it would be very advisable to wear protective kit.
The trail skirts the villages but a quick turn off the trail will take you into Carharrack – to buy some food and supplies for a picnic.
Keep an eye out for various message boards that are on the trail that tell you about certain features to look out for and explain what used to happen where you’re stood. There are also lots of old mining features along the way that are not always obvious to see.
A great place to stop off half way round is the Fox and Hounds at Comford.
Facilities available for this trail:
Parking – Parking at the start at Twelveheads
Picnic areas – there are numerous appropriate places along the route to stop
Eating and shopping – village store in Carharrack
Public houses – family friendly pub at Comford – marked on map
Family and children friendly – the route is very family friendly
Cycle Trail – good long trail to cycle
Horse Riding Trail – parts of the trail are suitable
Walking Trail – a moderate trail
Disability access – only if you have a good strong scooter
- Created: 8th March 2017
- Updated: 1st May 2017
- Distance 7 miles
- Time 2 h 54 min
- Speed 2 mph
- Min altitude 98 ft
- Peak 338 ft
- Climb 551 ft
- Descent 554 ft