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Mineral Tramways Project

Age group: 5+

Location: WEST Cornwall


Contact: Hayle/Portreath to Devoran

TEL: 0300 1234202


Whether you are a walker, cyclist or even a horse-rider, this expanded trail network in west Cornwall will offer a wealth of opportunities to exercise both mind and body. It combines better access to the carefully conserved remains of this unique mining area with great views, exceptional wildlife and of course a healthy activity.


The Mineral Tramways Heritage Project is a 37 mile, £6 million Regeneration Project, managed by Cornwall Council and funded by Objective One, the South West Regional Development Agency, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Parish and Town Councils in the Project area. The network of trails is free to use and open all year. Other facilities on or near the trails include information centres, car parking, toilets, refreshments, cycle hire and riding stables.


The project is also responsible for the careful conservation of twelve important mining sites in the area, boosting the number of heritage sites and shafts that have already been made safe, therefore enabling them to be enjoyed by future generations.


Thirteen mining villages within the project area have also had improvements made to them too, and new interpretation panels will help bring to life the exciting story of an area that sparked pioneering developments and was once the richest in the country.



Notes: A Cornwall Council Ranger is responsible for the day to day management and can be contacted via the Environment Service on 0300 1234 202 or

Camborne 4 miles, St Ives 6 miles