7 miles
651 ft
-650 ft
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Great Flat Lode Details

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    Carn Brea
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  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Family Friendly
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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 Nov 8, 2017
Avg: 2 (1 votes)

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Great Flat Lode Trail Reports

Nov 8, 2017 @ 4:10am
Nov 8, 2017
A little drier than yesterday. Another good ride with my wife.
Nov 7, 2017 @ 4:25am
Nov 7, 2017
Some wet and muddy spots but overall it is riding well.
Oct 14, 2017 @ 2:12am
Oct 14, 2017
Sep 25, 2017 @ 12:43pm
Sep 25, 2017
Riding well, but a few very muddy spots!
Sep 23, 2017 @ 1:47pm
Sep 23, 2017
Riding well, drying out on the way back.
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8 Reviews & Comments

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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.
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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!
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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!
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flag CornishPar (Nov 9, 2017 at 6:31)
 A little drier, still muddy in a few spots - especially the farms. A good ride.

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