Industrial Heritage Image gallery The Great Flat Lode
This image gallery Great Flat Lode is created from images taken in late October 2014. Taken on a cycle trip around the Great Flat Lode cycle trail.
This cycle trail takes you along old mineral tramways past some of the most remarkable remnants and well preserved buildings from the heyday of Cornwall’s Industrial power. This trail in my view does require a Mountain bike as some of the terrain is rough gravel and has several descents and inclines. Ensure you have good map before starting as the Trail signs and directions are not always as obvious as the could be. There are a couple of places where you can stop for refurbishments including the cafe at Heartlands mentioned below.
The trail takes you past the new Heartlands centre a 19 acre “cultural playground” set in the former derelict mining landscape at Robinson’s Shaft complete with botantical gardens and interactive exhibitions. This is a a £35 million project,funded by the Big Lottery Living Landmark , European Union, Cornwall Council and the Homes and Community agency.
The Trail itself is NOT flat this refers to the ore bearing lode that was mined. You can hire cycles from several establishments.