Pentewan Trail

Enjoy wild flowers, wooded countryside and fine views on this route which takes you along a flat, former river valley from St Austell to the beach and harbour at Pentewan. From here, you can continue on to the unspoilt fishing village of Mevagissey.

This traffic-free section of the Cornish Way starts a mile from St Austell station, and ends in the bustling fishing village of Mevagissey.

Before you start your journey, you could pay a visit to the St Austell Brewery Visitor Centre or The Shipwreck and Heritage Centre.

The route includes a link to the famous Lost Gardens of Heligan. To make this link, turn right after three miles, over the wooden bridge, and follow an old carriage drive uphill to the lovingly restored gardens.

From Heligan, follow signs for Route 3 along the traffic-free trail.

After a steep downhill stretch, you will arrive in the bustling fishing village of Mevagissey. With a long tradition of fishing and smuggling here, the Mevagissey Museum is worth a visit to find out more.


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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.

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