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7 miles
651 ft
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Great Flat Lode Details

  • Riding area
    Carn Brea
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Family Friendly
  • Ride in rain
  • Global Ranking

This is a part of the mineral tramways network and links a number of areas such as Tehidy, Lanner, Poldice etc. It is generally flat, but there are a couple of hills which require a little more effort. Ideal for a workout of family ride and there are more challenging areas nearby for those who wish to explore. It is wet weather friendly, which is also a bonus. The trail is a circular route and takes in many historical mining buildings.

Access Info

Various parking areas, see map for POI's.

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More Stats for Great Flat Lode mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1 ft
  • Altitude min
    372 ft
  • Altitude max
    641 ft
  • Altitude start
    602 ft
  • Altitude end
    603 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
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on Jul 24, 2018
Avg: 2 (2 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to great-flat-lode trailhead (50.209470, -5.249600)
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Great Flat Lode Trail Reports

Jul 24, 2018 @ 9:35am
Jul 24, 2018
Very good and very quick!
Apr 18, 2018 @ 1:26am
Apr 18, 2018
Some wet spots, but fine.
Apr 1, 2018 @ 12:56am
Apr 1, 2018
Some wet spots and muddy in places, otherwise fine.
Mar 19, 2018 @ 3:58am
Mar 19, 2018
Icy in many places, but riding fine
Mar 4, 2018 @ 1:05am
Mar 4, 2018
Rode the rear (southern side) but fine. A little snow in places.
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Great Flat Lode, Redruth

21 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag CornishPar (May 8, 2017 at 2:14)
 Only one thing to note, the trail is very exposed in many parts. As a result, riding can be tricky on windy days and there is little tree cover to use when it's raining.
  • + 1
flag CornishPar (Jun 11, 2017 at 13:41)
 Riding clear after all the winds earlier in the week. Wet in places but not a problem.
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flag CornishPar (Jun 29, 2017 at 5:27)
 Very wet in almost constant rain - but that is why I was there and not in the woods! As always, riding fine in the very wet conditions, that is why it is the wet weather back up!
  • + 1
flag CornishPar (Jul 3, 2017 at 14:09)
 Riding well, nice to be there in the dry! the fun sections are much better in the dry!
  • + 1
flag CornishPar (Sep 23, 2017 at 13:53)
 Riding very well today. The council have cut back the hedges so there is good vis and loads more room. Riding well - good fun.
  • + 1
flag CornishPar (Sep 25, 2017 at 12:46)
 Dry in most places but very wet in a few spots, a couple of very muddy areas - especially near the farms! Watch out for these. Otherwise, riding really well and surprisingly quick today.
  • + 1
flag CornishPar (Nov 7, 2017 at 13:29)
 Riding well, wet and very muddy in some of the usual spots. That is to be expected after the overnight rain, but the Lode can cope with the rain - that is why we were there. A good few miles on the bike, a second time around would have been better!
  • + 1
flag CornishPar (Nov 9, 2017 at 6:31)
 A little drier, still muddy in a few spots - especially the farms. A good ride.
  • + 1
flag CornishPar (Dec 25, 2017 at 12:38)
 Only rode a short section with the wives and kids. Very misty and wet, lots of puddles for the kids to ride through! Still riding well, but a little slower. Much fun had!
  • + 1
flag CornishPar (Jan 7, 2018 at 13:12)
 Only rode the back section between Beacon and Lanner, but much drier than expected after all the rain this week. Good fun with the tail wind on the way back.
  • + 1
flag CornishPar (Jan 12, 2018 at 12:31)
 Only rode the section from Lanner to Pool Tesco, but fine and clear. Wet in places, but I was there because it is the best wet weather option.
  • + 1
flag CornishPar (Jan 14, 2018 at 12:27)
 Rode the same section as last week. Wet in places, but fine - still put in some quick times!
  • + 1
flag CornishPar (Jan 15, 2018 at 12:00)
 A short stretch today, much wetter than yesterday, but still riding well. A good little spin.
  • + 1
flag CornishPar (Jan 19, 2018 at 12:15)
 Riding well today, very wet in spots and a mean head wind on the way back. Still managed a few PB's too! A great stretch of the legs.
  • + 1
flag CornishPar (Jan 26, 2018 at 12:14)
 Riding well today, some ok times. Mostly dry, which is why I was here and not in the woods.
  • + 1
flag CornishPar (Feb 1, 2018 at 14:11)
 Quite hard work in the wind at times! But fairly dry (helped by the wind). Riding well.
  • + 1
flag CornishPar (Mar 5, 2018 at 1:43)
 Snow in places and feeling a little chilly on Sunday, but soon warmed up. A little damp but good.
  • + 1
flag CornishPar (Mar 19, 2018 at 4:00)
 Rode from Beacon to Lanner and back on here. It was very cold with plenty of ice, but it did mean that it was much quieter than usual for a Sunday! Really enjoyed it, once all my fingers regained feeling!
  • + 1
flag CornishPar (Apr 2, 2018 at 13:16)
 Rode about half of it today. Lots of fun with the Dad's, god to e out there. The lode was very wet in places with plenty of mud, but still riding well.
  • + 1
flag CornishPar (Apr 21, 2018 at 3:02)
 Only rode the section on the north side but it was dry and fine. Enjoyed the sun, but there is still a good amount of mud near the farms in the usual places.
  • + 1
flag CornishPar (Jul 25, 2018 at 4:36)
 Rode the section from Beacon to Lanner and back. Very dry and dusty, but also quick! Got some good times on it. Lots of other bikers out too!

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