King Edward Mine is ideally situated for the circular 7.5 mile Great Flat Lode cycle and walking trail that passes right by us. Free parking and bike racks.
The current network is some 31km in length and mainly traffic free. The Great Flat Lode Trail is a popular circular route within the network and links in with two trails;
The Portreath Branchline Trail which connects the coastal village of Portreath with Illogan and Pool along the historically important Portreath Incline and former Portreath railway bed. It has a
safe traffic free route, also linking Cornwall College at Camborne and Tuckingmill Valley Park with the popular Great Flat Lode Trail.
The Redruth and Chacewater Railway Trail starts at Twelveheads, connecting with the existing Coast to Coast Trail. It follows a route south to the historic mining village of Carharrack, then continues north of Lanner, to connect with the Great Flat Lode Trail and the centre of Redruth, following as closely as possible the original railway route.
Whether you are a walker, cyclist or horse-rider, the network offers a unique opportunity to explore an area rich in mining heritage and which boasts the highest number of carefully conserved mine sites anywhere in the world.
We are now closed for the winter. However join us for Festive Music on Sunday 8th Dec.
You would be welcom to come and volunteer on Wednesdays or Sundays or we will see you in 2020.
See all the videos of Californian Stamps, Holman Winder and unique Cornish Rag Frames on our Youtube Channel
Croust Hut Cafe is open all year.