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8 mile walk

A lot no but fairly gentle walk, apart from one steep hill near Bolenowe. The path is wide and... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Cornish mining haven

This area contains one of the classic characteristics of Cornwall the local tin mining mecca it... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2018
ken d
Camborne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

A lot no but fairly gentle walk, apart from one steep hill near Bolenowe. The path is wide and maintained and not too challenging. Some of the signage is not so good as the path splits a few times and you have to guess. Good...More

Thank castironjaffacake
Reviewed 4 August 2018

This area contains one of the classic characteristics of Cornwall the local tin mining mecca it boasts a lovely cycle path and walkway most of it is fairly flat but a few gradients around but will suit most people with varying degrees of fitness .It's...More

1  Thank ken d
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Mostly level walking on good paths. We parked for free at King Edward Mine Museum, but there are other free car parks at other points on the trail. Signs are not always clear so get a rough idea of where you are going before you...More

1  Thank Hydrangea77
Reviewed 22 November 2017

This is an easy 5-6 mile inland trail that takes in stunning views of the mines. My complaint is that despite doing thorough research (OS maps, Tourist Info leaflets etc) it was difficult to plan things. One example - the maps showing car parks don't...More

1  Thank visarts
Reviewed 3 August 2017

A lovely walk but some of the signposts are not pointing in the correct way - we had a map so were ok to figure it out. stunning scenery. only one café on the lode so take plenty to drink. agree with others that the...More

1  Thank johnorn
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed the walk with my dog. Plenty of stunning views and a couple of cafes en route (but you need to find them!!). A few dog poo bins but needs people to actually use them-he it's disappointing to see so many still find...More

1  Thank Christine-Andy
Reviewed 2 May 2017

If you have a 'mountain bike' this is an excellent day out. You can however just choose whatever part of it suits you and walk or cycle it. It is worth recognising that the trail was commissioned to celebrate the Tin Working Mines of the...More

1  Thank CotswoldsMidge
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

I red this regular and enjoy it.. The views of carn brea are lovely and the trail is well cared for. This is about 9 miles long and nearly all off road. Can get a bit tricky if you don't know your way round as...More

Thank Dreadnought00
Reviewed 19 February 2017

I decided to visit the Great Flat Lode after driving home along the main road and seeing it signposted. I didn't expect to see what we found there, and although it was just a flying visit out of curiosity, it led to a second day...More

Thank Deborah A A
Reviewed 22 December 2016

If you have any interest in mining or Industrial archaeology this is a must do!!! Great walk on decent paths covering a phenomenal amount of great mining architecture and sites.... the area through which it passes is superb scenery and there is sufficient signage along...More

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Response from castironjaffacake | Reviewed this property |
I walked from the cottage I was staying in. During the walk there was a gravel car park which was near south wheal Francis. Some of the sections are a little bumpy and not suitable for mobility scooters although the majority... More