Pentewan Trail

Enjoy wild flowers, wooded countryside and fine views on this route which takes you along a flat, former railway line from St Austell to the beach and harbour at Pentewan with the option of continuing to the unspoilt fishing village of Mevagissey.

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. Before you start, 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 (turn right after 3 miles, over a wooden bridge, and follow an old carriage drive uphill to the lovingly restored 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. Find out more at Mevagissey Museum.

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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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