The Cornish Way

The Cornish Way

An Forth Kernewek

Multi-use trail

Tel: (0300) 1234 202

Over 200 miles of inter-linking trails connecting Bude to Land's End,
Excellent cycle ways for daily travel, leisure and health.

Enjoy just a few hours on a trail, or explore all of The Cornish Way, including the Camel Trail. Plan your day or be spontaneous. Whatever you choose to do there is so much to be enjoyed...distinctive landscapes, historic towns and villages, sandy beaches, local festivals, art galleries and museums and a host of other visitor attractions including pubs and cafes.

With mainly minor and rural road and traffic-free, off-road routes there are opportunities for new or novice cyclists as well as some challenging routes for the more experienced. Even if you don't have your own bike, you can hire one for the day.

The route splits at Truro - one braid going via Padstow, the other via St. Austell. They join again at Bodmin.

Land's End to Truro starts with a traffic free section before heading inland on, quiet country roads. The route takes you past St. Buryan, Mousehole with its stunning harbour and along the coast to Newlyn. From here the route takes you onto the popular tourist destination of Penzance. The route hugs the coast until Marazion, with views of St. Michael's Mount before heading inland towards the Hayle Estuary and Camborne. You continue past Heartlands and onto Redruth, passing the fantastic Bissoe Valley Nature Reserve before arriving in Truro.

The Cornish Way splits here:

Option 1: National Route 3 forms the coastal option taking in Mevagissey, St. Austell, The Eden Project and Bodmin where the route options rejoin.

Option 2: National Route 32 takes you north from Truro. and follows minor roads inland to Newquay, Cornwall's most popular holiday destination. From here it travels to the old market town of St. Columb Major and then onto the beautiful coastal village of Padstow. Padstow to Bodmin via Wadebridge is known as the Camel Trail and is one of the most popular recreational routes in the country. The trail passes through the wooded countryside of the upper Camel Valley and alongside the picturesque Camel Estuary - a paradise for birdwatchers.

From Bodmin the route travels to Blisland and St. Breward, eventually wending its way to Camelford. Just before Warbstow the route divides and you can either take the coastal route via Widemouth Bay or travel inland through the pretty village of Marhamchurch to Bude.

The Mineral Tramways Trails (Portreath - Redruth - Devoran)

The Camel Trail (Wadebridge - Padstow - Bodmin) 18 miles

The Coast and Clay Trail (Truro - Mevagissey - St. Austell - Bodmin) 45 miles

The Coast to Coast Trail (Portreath - Devoran) 11 miles

The Engine House Trail (Hayle - Camborne - Redruth - Truro) 24 miles

The First and Last Trail (Land's End - Mousehole - Newlyn - Penzance - Hayle) 25 miles

The Great Flat Lode Trail (Carn Brea) 7.5 miles

The North Cornwall Trail (Wadebridge - Camelford - Bude) 40 miles

The St. Piran Trail (Truro - Newquay - Padstow) 34 miles

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