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Copper Trail

97 km / 60 miles

A new 60-mile circular route around Bodmin Moor to encourage visitors to make the most of the moor’s historic sites and scenery. Bodmin Moor lies in the north-east of the county of Cornwall, and is famous for the copper mines which brought wealth to the county with Minions and Caradon Hill once the centre of a great copper mining boom. The landscape includes granite tors and wooded valleys, home to many species of birds and other wildlife as well as historical and archaeological features such as the Iron Age hillfort of Berry Castle, Trethevy Quoit – a tomb dating back to 4500 BC; and the villages of St. Neot and St. Cleer.


Path Type
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Challenging; Moorland; Heritage; Industrial History
Start and Finish
SX260711 - Minions, Cornwall
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Copper Trail: Once Around Bodmin Moor (Best of Bodmin Moor - 2005)


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Route Profile:

95.9 Km (59.6 miles)
2,161 m (7,090 ft) ascent
303 m (994 ft)  maximum height