Redruth and Chasewater Railway Trail

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The Redruth and Chasewater Railway Trail is 12.4km 7.7 miles in length, a mostly off road trail which is reasonably flat and which extends from Redruth church town to Twelveheads near Bissoe

A multi-use trail suitable for walking, cycling and horse riding.
Walkers, cyclists and equestrians note that although the trail is for the most part off road, there are a few major roads to cross at certain points.

The trail follows the route of the former Redruth and Chasewater (Chacewater) Railway from Twelveheads to Redruth via Carharrack and Lanner. The Redruth and Chasewater railway was the first in Cornwall to use wrought iron rails. It was started around 1818 and building was completed in 1825. Initially, the wagons were horse drawn but in 1854 the line was upgraded for use by locomotives. The line closed in 1915 when there was no longer a need for transporting ore from the mines for shipping from Devoran.

The Redruth and Chasewater Railway Trail will link in with the Great Flat Lode Trail near Breamarth Farm between Carnkie and the outskirts of Redruth , the Tresavean Trail near the covered reservoir on the outskirts of Lanner and the Coast to Coast Trail at Twelveheads.

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