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The Coast & Clay Trail

Age group: 8+

Location: WEST Cornwall


Contact: Truro to Bodmin (via St Austell)

TEL: 0300 1234202


Hens An Morrep Ha´n Pow Pry. This trail heads south out of Truro and onto quiet roads, past the National Trust gardens at Trelissick. From here, it crosses the upper reaches of the River Fal by the King Harry Ferry onto the picturesque Roseland Peninsula, following quiet lanes through some of the Roseland's finest scenery.


As it nears the coast, the route drops down into the fishing village of Portloe and again at Porthluney Cove, the entrance point to Caerhays Castle. The trail then continues inland before reaching the coast once more at the fishing village of Mevagissey. The route out of Mevagissey passes the award winning Lost Gardens of Heligan and enters St Austell along a largely traffic-free route.


From St Austell the trail heads north, following quiet lanes which offer stunning views across china clay country. There is also a link to the Eden Project. From Eden, the trail continues to the National Trust property of Lanhydrock House along minor roads.


There is a new off-road route between Lanhydrock, Bodmin Parkway railway station and the historic town of Bodmin, utilising a new, purpose built 'millennial' bridge over the A30 trunk road.




Note: A Cornwall Council Ranger is responsible for the day to day management and can be contacted via the Environment Service on 0300 1234 202 or