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Image Gallery Great Flat Lode – A cycle ride through Cornwall’s industrial heritage


Image Gallery Great Flat Lode

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Industrial Heritage – Image Gallery Great Flat Lode


This image gallery of the Great Flat Lode cycle trail is taken from photos 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 a good map before starting as the Trail signs and directions are not always as obvious as they 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 botanical gardens and interactive exhibitions.  This is 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.

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For more information on the Cornwall Mineral tramways project.

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