Clay Trails to Eden Project

These scenic clay trails first opened in March 2005. They enable visitors to enjoy a unique area of Cornwall that was created by the China Clay industry.

The Clay Trails are mainly gravel, easy for walking and cycling and most are suitable for horse riding too.

Some trails and pathways are also available to those using electric mobility scooters.

The Par Beach to St Blazey trail passes through the local nature reserve, St Andrew's Park, the railway station and the old river estuary marshes.

A footpath links St Blazey to Eden; cyclists can use nearby Cornhill Lane, which is quiet but hilly.

Bugle to Eden is a relatively easy trail. It has one moderate climb, which passes woodland and a picnic shelter overlooking fishing lakes.

Wheal Martyn to Eden is slightly more difficult. It has some steep slopes but offers spectacular 360-degree panoramic views of St Austell Bay and the clay mines.

The Eden Project offers discounts and fast-track queuing to people arriving on foot or by bike.

This popular visitor attraction is also a research facility and education resource, aiming for carbon-neutrality.


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Please note

We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness.

However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes.

Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces.

Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.

Please help us protect this route

Clay Trails to Eden Project is part of the National Cycle Network, cared for by Sustrans. Your donation today will help keep the Network safe and open for everyone to enjoy

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