Elm Farm to Tehidy woods to see the bluebells

This is great cycle trail all year round but Tehidy Woods are at their most spectacular when the Bluebells are in full bloom (late April and throughout May)

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Tranquil cycling in Tehidy woods

Explore 250 acres of peaceful woods and lakes at Tehidy, near Portreath, in Cornwall. There are a number of easy walking and cycling paths running through the park. There is also an abundance of wildlife with swans, geese, rooks, jackdaws, coots, moor hens, grey squirrels, otters, and badgers.

Portreath Branchline Trail from Elm Farm

The Portreath Branchline Trail

In 1836 the Hayle Railway was constructed to link the engineering works and harbour quays at Hayle with the copper mines around Camborne and Redruth. It had two major branches, the one up to the Tresavean mine above Lanner and the other down to the port of Portreath. The line was standard gauge (4’ 8 ½”) and used steam locomotives from the start. The steam hauled section to Portreath terminated at the top of the hill and was connected to the port by a massive incline. The Portreath Incline was double tracked and wagons were raised and lowered from and to the harbour by a stationary steam engine mounted at the top. The Portreath branch continued as a successful freight line until its closure in 1936.