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 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.