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Coast to Coast

The Coast to Coast Trail (17.5km; 11 miles) links the historic mining harbours of Portreath in the North and Devoran in the South, both so important in the transportation of Cornish copper to Swansea for smelting, and Welsh coal, Scandinavian timber and many other supplies for use in Cornish mines. Mostly traffic free, the trail passes through ancient woodland, heathland important for wildlife and historic mining sites now transformed by nature. The best places to park with horse boxes is Bissoe Tramways Cycle Hire (grid reference SW76975 41500), or Twelveheads..

Up until recently the Coast to Coast Trail Portreath to Devoran did not reach the coast. It deposited you onto the exceptionally busy Truro to Falmouth Road, the A39 by Carnon Downs and Devoran.

A new bypass has now just been opened (September 2007) with a bridge over the coast to coast trail. So now there is a traffic free crossing right to the Devoran Estuary.

New distance post showing 10.25 miles Coast to Coast - a little longer for Horse Riders


Looking Towards Devoran and the Estuary.

Viaduct over Trail Below Bissoe





Poldice Valley

New trail onto old A39 now more or less traffic free.

By-pass bridge over newly constructed section of trail just before Devoran.