The Coast to Coast Trail – cycle across the country in a few hours!
The Coast to Coast Trail, starting from Elm Farm in Cornwall, is the easiest and most popular ride for young and old alike.
The Coast to Coast Trail closely follows the line of two transport routes. The early horse-worked Portreath tramroad opened in 1812. This was the first surface tramroad in Cornwall. It gave the copper mines around Scorrier and St Day a transport route to the sea at Portreath. The other was the Redruth & Chasewater Railway. This was built from 1825 and linked the town of Redruth and mines around Gwennap, then the richest copper producing area in the world, to the port of Devoran on the south coast.
Read what the reporter from The Independent thought about doing the Coast to Coast Trail from Elm Farm...
“…the Coast to Coast Trail, which starts at the north coast village of Portreath and weaves its way down to the south coast hamlet of Devoran… all bar half-a-mile or so of the route is on wide cycle paths running through glorious, rolling hills. We pass cows grazing in the sunshine, white-washed stone walls bordering idyllic cottages, and two old men leaning on a gate – a scene so perfect that I suspected the gentlemen in question of being employed by the Cornish tourist board. It’s virtually impossible to get lost; waymarkers guard every tricky junction, relaying where you are, which trail you’re on, and which direction you should be heading.”