There’s plenty to experience for nature lovers and history buffs too. Absorb the history and heritage with the help of interpretation panels dotted along the Tramways, and thanks to the almost completely vehicle-free network, you can get up-close and personal with Cornwall’s unique climate, wildlife and flora. Along the Tehidy Trail you will find Tehidy Country Park
– a 250 acre recreational space which until 1916 was part of the estate owned by the wealthy Basset mining family. Lose yourself in the three miles of woodland trails and bridleways and enjoy the tranquility of rural Cornwall.
Boast to your friends, or impress classmates, by sharing tales of your epic bike ride from the Atlantic coast in the north to the Channel in the south… actually made possible in just a couple of hours on the Portreath to Devoran Coast-to-Coast trail! The Cornish Way – or national cycle route 3 – runs through the World Heritage Site
heartland, and skirts Redruth town centre alongside Bond Street
and the Murdoch Quarter
. Follow the Cornish Way east out of Redruth and within a mile you’ll arrive at Gwennap Pit
- an open air amphitheatre used prominently by the Methodist movement in the 18th century. The popular route links Redruth and the Mineral Tramways with the Camel Trail in the east, and the First and Last Trail in the west, taking in St Michaels Mount, Mousehole and Land’s End.
Find out more about Cycle Hire and Horse Riding services
. There are also online maps and public transport information.