LANNER TRAIL 1 - CARN MARTH TRAIL
This trail starts in the centre of the village which is an excellent place to stock up with provisions for a picnic on the hill.
The trail turns out of the village and you quickly find yourself entering the countryside. The route is quite steep so might not be overly family friendly for young children.
Once you leave the road behind and hit the tracks you start to climb Carn Marth, passing the amphitheatre on your left and Figgy Dowdy’s well on your right. At the top of the carn you will find a flooded disused quarry and beyond it another quarry the granite face of which is peppered with holes where mining drills were tested before being exported around the world.
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.
From here the trail takes you further up past a Trig Point and off round the hillside before switch-backing on itself as it slowly descends back towards the village.
Facilities available for this trail
Parking – car parking available at trail start on Lanner Square
Picnic areas – there are numerous appropriate places along the route to stop
Eating and shopping – the village store and the bakery
WCs – at Lanner Moor playing field
Family and children friendly – the route is very steep in parts
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.
- Created: 7th March 2017
- Updated: 18th May 2017
- Distance 3 miles
- Time 1 h 33 min
- Speed 2 mph
- Min altitude 351 ft
- Peak 738 ft
- Climb 463 ft
- Descent 463 ft