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Tolgus Trail

Where: Mineral Tramways

Distance: 0.8 miles (1.2km)

Overview: The trail is level and off road, with one road crossing. It is easy to access from the Coast to Coast Trail. The Tolgus Trail connects the Treasure Park with the Coast to Coast Trail to the west of Cambrose. Immediately North of the Treasure Park the trail skirts the former Tolgus streams site an English Nature Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Here you can see how tin ore was won from the river running through the valley

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The Tolgus Trail is about 1.2km long and follows the floor of the Portreath Valley. The trail is level and off road.  It can be accessed from Portreath and links with the Coast to Coast trail, west of Cambrose.   The trail skirts around the old Tolgus Tin Streaming Site (an English Nature Site of Special Scientific Interest ,“SSSI”). The Tolgus Tin Streaming Works, lay between Portreath and Redruth, and was primarily renowned for  reclaiming tin ore from the sandy river running through the valley.  It crosses the main road to Portreath and then connects with the Coast to Coast Trail.   

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