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Facilities available for this trail:

Parking - Parking at the start at Twelveheads

Picnic areas - there are numerous appropriate places along the route to stop

Eating and shopping - village store in Carharrack

Public houses - family friendly pub at Comford - marked on map.


Family and children friendly - the route is very family friendly

Cycle Trail - good long trail to cycle

Horse Riding Trail - parts of the trail are suitable

Walking Trail - a moderate trail

Disability access - only if you have a good strong scooter

Click on the map above for Google interactive version.

Fox and Hounds


The Fox and Hounds is a warm and friendly pub with much character. The pub is situated in the hamlet of Comford on the main road from Falmouth to Redruth. It is a charming public house with slate floors with roaring log fires in the winter and beautiful gardens and flowering baskets in the summer.

It really is a place to relax and enjoy the atmosphere, whatever the time of year. Catering excellence business of the year at the St Austell Brewery Estate Awards 2008. We look forward to welcoming you. Alan & Sally Jones.

Open all year round from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. (homemade food served every day between 12.00 - 9.30 p.m.) Parties can be catered for by arrangement. Children are welcome with a children's menu and high chairs available. Well behaved dogs welcome in the bar area and the beer garden as long as kept on lead.
Address: Comford, Redruth, Cornwall, TR16 6AX
Tel: +44 1209 820251
Website: http://www.staustellbrewery.co.uk/pubs/a-z-of-pubs/169-fox-and-hounds-comford.html
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Bensons Bed and Breakfast


Set in private, peaceful gardens our 200 year old traditional Cornish cottage is the perfect place for a relaxing stay. Surrounded by the historical mining countryside of West Cornwall, Benson's is ideally situated to enjoy the walkways, cycle routes and the heritage of this beautiful part of the UK.

With en-suite to all rooms, tea/coffee making facilities, plus off road parking and secure storage for bicycles,  Sue and Mike, along with their enthusiastic greeters Ben and Cassie, look forward to welcoming you to their home.
Address: Benson's, Primrose Cottage, Consols Road, Carharrack, TR16 5RA
Tel: +44 1209 820298
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Wesbite: www.bensonsbandb.co.uk


Address: Twelveheads car park

Lat: N 50° 14' 16.71"
Long: W 5° 8' 33.55"

OS Grid Ref: SW 75994 42274

Distance: 6.5 miles

Terrain: Moderate


The tunnels at Hale Mills were built in the early 1800's under the railway embankment intended to carry a spur of the railway to Poldice and Chacewater.

No track was ever laid as the price of tin/copper dropped, making the branch line unviable.

Gwennap - Trail 1 - Gwennap Church Trail

This is a great cycling trail over fairly flat terrain and certainly a trail that you can spend sometime exploring. On the whole the trail is flat and easy to navigate but there are a few slopes along the way. At the start of the trail are old mine waste areas to either side with rough, loose rocks and rubble. If you're into cross country adventure then this is a great place but it would be very advisable to wear protective kit.

The trail skirts the villages but a quick turn off the trail will take you into Carharrack - to buy some food and supplies for a picnic.

Keep an eye out for various message boards that are on the trail that tell you about certain features to look out for and explain what used to happen where you're stood. There are also lots of old mining features along the way that are not always obvious to see.

A great place to stop off half way round is the Fox and Hounds at Comford.