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 CORNWALL

COAST TO COAST

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19

KILOMETRES

3

HOURS

144

METRES CLIMBED

12

MILES

The Coast to Coast Trail closely follows the line of two historic 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.

Portreath has an amazing inland double harbor. Protected from the beach by a high sea wall, there are two in use harbours surrounded by houses. To start head to these and skirt to the right taking the path to the right of the harbor passing houses with first floor garages on the right. Pass through a barrier and before you is an information board, but more importantly the granite marker that will be a feature of this ride
Marked Devoran 12, head along the track between the houses and wall to the road to head right and into the centre of town. The track is well signed and there has been a lot of cycling infrastructure put in all the way.
The first part takes you along a lightly graveled but smooth track, which meets a road. Heading right you are on a tarmac road, but this is a tramway embankment, helpfully marked by one of the many granite markers.
Continue until a series of improvements takes you over the A38 via a bridge, which is the artery into Cornwall for traffic. At this point the interest increases as you head behind a pub and into woods that is very pretty and gives a fine view of the Unity Wood Engine House.
Entering Twelveheads there is a café and you are now entering a separate area where the tramway is wider and there are more mining ruins. You pass a cycle hire centre and café after which you will pass under the impressive Carnon Viaduct.
The last part takes you through Devoran with the ride ending at the Quay which is well worth exploring and a grand place for a picnic.

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If you would like to see the surface or what there is along the way, there are Pictures here

Along the Way

Below are a list of things to see, places to eat and places to stay

Places of Interest

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Places to eat and drink

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Places to Stay

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GPX FILES


You can find the GPX file for this ride at Cornwall Coast to Coast
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