This cycle trail take you right through the old mining village of Carharrack.
Carharrack as a village didn’t materialise until after 1800 so in terms of existence it is a mere youngster. In the 1700s there were only 12 cottages making up the hamlet of Carharrack Gate. A similar number are shown on the Geological Map of 1819 and all the present roads existed at this time.
Due to the expansion of local mining the village developed from the 1820s through to the 1840s. Consolidated Mines employed over 3,000 people and local accommodation become highly sought after. Practically all the terraced housing in the village dates from this time.