Two Carns from the Farm

A challenging circular Cornwall cycle trail with spectacular views

of both coasts from the top of Carn Brae

A circular Cornwall cycle trail – visit to the Francis Basset monument from Elm Farm

This brilliant 30 mile circular cycle route incorporates parts of 4 trails; The Coast to Coast, The Redruth & Chacewater Trail, The Great Flat Lode and The Portreath Branch Line. Amazing views that encompass both North & South coasts of Cornwall can be gained from the top of Carn Marth and Carn Brea.

Francis Bassett

You may know him from Poldark. He was one of the largest mine and landowners in Cornish history with an amazing story.

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carn brea south

View from one carn to the other

Approaching Carn Brea from the South East offers a view that will not have changed much since the mines were working.

2 carns cycle route map

Map of the route

You can, of course, do this route in either direction but we think this is the most rewarding method. Ask for advice in Elm Farm Bike Barn.

view from the top of carn brea

View from Carn Brea

The effort of getting there is well rewarded, on a clear day, by views of both the North and South coasts.

poldice valley

Poldice Valley

Don’t just ride through explore the dirt jumps and downhill tracks that abound in this former arsenic works.