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      Carn Brea is the central point of the Great Flat Lode mineral tramways trail. It is a large hill formed from a granite batholith. Therefore, the Carn itself has plenty of mountain bike trails and challenges of its own to explore and discover. However, the circular lode trail around it is the real star. It is a fairly easy ride in itself which takes in some great historic mining areas and scenery. But as with all trails, if you look and explore you will find a number of gems created by the locals.
      In addition to this, and the real value of the area, is that the Great Flat Lode links to a number of other local trails which in turn link to some great trailing and jumping areas. The lode links to the Tehidy trail (therefore Tehidy Woods), the Portreath trail, the Redruth to Chasewater trail, Lanner trail, the Coast to Coast trail, The Track, Poldice Valley and Unity Woods. There are literally miles and miles of riding which can be accessed with riding for all styles and abilities. You could spend days exploring from the one area.
      There are a number of places to park in the area, many of which are designated car parks for the Lode itself. There are also cafes and the like to be found along the way.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      AKA: The Great Flat Lode
      Access Info:
      There are a number of parking areas available, see the map via the links.
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      user #1284296CornishPartrailGreat Flat LodeDry in most places but very wet in a few...
      Sep 25, 2017 @ 12:46pm
      Sep 25, 2017
      user #1284296CornishPartrailGreat Flat LodeRiding very well today. The council have cut...
      Sep 23, 2017 @ 1:53pm
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      user #1284296CornishPartrailGreat Flat LodeRiding well, nice to be there in the dry! the...
      Jul 3, 2017 @ 2:09pm
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      user #1284296CornishPartrailGreat Flat LodeVery wet in almost constant rain - but that is...
      Jun 29, 2017 @ 5:27am
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      user #1284296CornishPartrailGreat Flat LodeRiding clear after all the winds earlier in...
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      Recent Activity

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      user #667657longmover45addridelogOct 17, 2017 ride log
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      Oct 15, 2017 @ 11:48am
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      Nearby Riding Areas

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      Poldice Valley 14.7 km
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      Idless Woods10.5 km
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