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Age group: 5+

Location: MID Cornwall


Contact: nr Roche

TEL: 0300 1234202


Goss Moor multi-use trail

This 7 mile (c. 12 km) circular trail winds its way around the little known expanse of Goss Moor, mid Cornwall - close to Roche, and it's the perfect trail to start with young riders. It is mostly flat and relatively easy - much of it off road in fact - allowing disabled and novice walkers and cyclists easy and safe access to the moor.  


The trail is surfaced to be suitable for walking, cycling, horse-riding and for wheelchair or mobility scooter users and buggies. There are also additional and linking routes on neighbouring Tregoss Moor. If you are using a wheelchair / mobility scooter you may need to have someone with you in some areas, as there are gates to open on parts of the trail.


Goss Moor is a 480 hectare National Nature Reserve (NNR), the largest surviving remnant of the Mid-Cornwall moors.


The name is believed to derive from the Celtic word "cors" meaning a boggy or marshy place.  The moor has a rich and interesting history.  It is a legendary hunting ground of King Arthur, and was later recorded in the 1086 Domesday Book as part of the manor of Tremodret. Tin was extracted here between the 11th and 19th centuries, and sand and gravel quarried between the 1930s and 1950s.


Notes: 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 Motorbikes are NOT permitted on this traffic-free trail. Horse riders - please proceed at a walk when passing other users, and at no more than a trot at any time to protect the trail surface.



Information leaflet on Goss Moor


St Austell 8 miles, Newquay 12 miles, Bodmin 13 miles