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Facilities available for this trail:

Parking - Parking on the side of the road

Accessibility

Family and children friendly - the route is really for those that are happy with rougher terrain

Cycle Trail - tough and rough route

Horse Riding Trail - steep and rough terrain

Walking Trail - a moderate to rough route for those with walking boots

Disability access - definitely not for scooters or those that have difficulty walking

Click on the map above for Google interactive version.

Bike Chain Cafe

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Our cafe offers tasty snacks and meals freshly prepared on the premises hot and cold food

Exciting salads, Panini, all-day breakfasts, hot and cold rolls, soups, cream teas, ice cold drinks, fresh smoothies, Lavazza freshly ground coffee and much, much more. We also sell local Callestick Farm Cornish ice cream. While in the cafe browse through our cycling memorabilia, signed jerseys, pictures and artefacts. Relax inside the cafe or enjoy the view from the veranda or open dining areas.
Address: Old Conns Works, Bissoe, Truro, Cornwall, TR4 8QZ
Tel: +44 1872 870341
Website: http://www.cornwallcyclehire.com


Bensons Bed and Breakfast

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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

Details

Address: Twelveheads car park

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

OS Grid Ref: SW 75994 42274

Distance: 1.67 miles

Terrain: Challenging

HIDDEN GEM - GWENNAP TRAIL 3

Wheal Clifford Powder House - a classic powder store from the mid 1800’s with circular rubble walls and conical roof. Once commonplace, it is rare to see such a complete example.

Gwennap - Trail 3 - Mining Valley Trail

This is a rough terrain to walk or cycle - for those that like a bit more of a work out - lasting about an hour walking and 40 minutes cycling. This is a great diversion from the Coast to Coast trail giving you a chance to tackle some harder terrain.

Described as the mining route this trail takes you round through some of the history of the mining past. Alongside Mount Wellington Mine, the powder store at the Round House, in view of Wheal Henry, the Clock Tower, Taylor's Engine House and Whim, you might find yourself taking longer than an hour with so much to see.