The Caradon Trail

The Caradon Trail

Explore on foot, horseback or bike


Enjoy the traditional Cornish lanes and hedgerows, the abundance of wildlife and the sweeping views across moorland and river villages, while retracing the rich heritage of this area from Neolithic megaliths to 19th century industrial mining landscapes.

The signed on-road trail is approx. 17 miles comprising a smaller loop around Liskeard of 5 to 6 miles with a short connection to St. Cleer for the larger loop around Caradon Hill approx. 10 to 11 miles which crosses part of the Cornish mining World Heritage Site. Cyclists will need to be reasonable experienced with riding in country lanes and also as this area of Cornwall has several deep river valleys, parts of the route have challenging climbs and descents. There are generally good underfoot conditions for walkers, and the trail can be divided into various stages.

Places of interest on and around the trail include; Liskeard Museum and Stuart House, remains of the old Liskeard and Caradon railway with its canal and rail links from Moorswater to Looe, St. Cleer Church and Holy Well, Trethevy Quoit, Long Tom standing stone, mining engine houses and the Minions Heritage Centre, the Hurlers stone circles, Daniel Gumb's cave and the Cheesewring. King Donierts stone, Golitha Falls and nature reserve, Siblyback lake and further afield to Dozmary Pool, Jamaica Inn, St. Neot, Kit Hill and the Tamar Valley trails as well as Looe to the South.

Caradon Trail

Bodmin Moor       Liskeard       Minions       St. Cleer       St. Neot       The Copper Trail

Liskeard Museum       Stuart House       Siblyback Lake Country Park       Minions Heritage Centre

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