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Tresavean Trail

Where: Mineral Tramways

Distance: 1.1 miles (1.8km)

Overview: Generally level and off -road. The Tresavean Trail follows the Tresavean branch of the Hayle railway from the top of Buller Hill. With easy circular detours on footpaths into the village centre and back again or join the Redruth and Chasewater Railway Trail and link in to the extended network of trails It offers an abundance of wildlife and great views as far as the clay tips at St Austell.

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Tresavean Trail is about 1.8kn long and offers a flat off-road trail which can be accessed from the village of Lanner.   The trail is named after the famous Tresavean copper mine and follows the Tresavean branch of the Hayle Railway from the Redruth and Chasewater Railway Trail. This section of The Hayle railway was entirely horsedrawn and served the Tresavean copper mine.  It was used to haul copper ore and Welsh coal to and from the top of Buller Hill. The line was closed in 1936.   The trail passes through an area of plentiful wildlife and offers views across the valley to Carn Marth and the clay pits in St Austell.  The trail links into the Redruth and Chasewater Railway Trail and the wider network of mining trails.

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