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Pentewan Trail

Mevagissey: Photo from Cross DuckRoute Details

  • From - to: St Austell to Mevagissey
  • Distance: 8 miles. 
  • Type: Disused railway path
  • Surface: Mostly crushed stone paths
  • Access: St Austell railway station
  • National Cycle Network: Route 3

Route Description

This traffic-free section of the Cornish Way starts only a mile from St Austell station and leads to the bustling fishing village of Mevagissey. It includes a link to the famous Lost Gardens of Heligan.

Enjoy wild flowers, wooded countryside and fine views on this route which takes you along a flat, former railway line to the beach and harbour at Pentewan. For Heligan, turn right after 3 miles over a wooden bridge and follow an old carriage drive uphill to the lovingly restored Lost Gardens.

From Heligan, you can follow the Route 3 signs along the traffic-free trail steeply down into the bustling fishing village of Mevagissey, which has a long tradition of fishing and smuggling.

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Route Info Window: 

Enjoy wild flowers, wooded countryside and fine views on this route which takes you along a flat, former railway line to the beach and harbour at Pentewan.

Latitude: 
50.298479272366436
Longitude: 
-4.694881065722716
Zoom level: 
12

Region:

Enjoy wild flowers, wooded countryside and fine views on this route which takes you along a flat, former railway line to the beach and harbour at Pentewan.

Length: 
8 miles