The Goss Moor Trail

Published on May 29, 2018 07:14 am


image

Just a stones throw from Roche, St Dennis and Nanpean is the fantastic Goss Moor Trail. Covering seven miles, this circular trail takes you around the expanse of Goss Moor.


The majority of the route is off-road and relatively flat, making it a great route for families with children to enjoy.


Although perfect for cycling, it is a multi-use trail, so you may also see some walkers, runners and horse riders making use of the route.


Goss Moor is a National Nature Reserve and its rich diversity means that the area is home to breeding birds including Reed Bunting, Linnet, Grasshopper Warbler, Bullfinch and Song Thrush. Interestingly, it is also one of the main breeding areas in England for the rare Marsh Fritillary Butterfly. Legend even has it that the area was the hunting ground of King Arhur.


The site is managed by Natural England, so users are asked to help look after the reserve by following the Countryside Code and keep dogs under control. Make sure you stick to the marked paths as there are dangerous pools and bogs around the trail.


There are various small car parks along the route, as stated on the map below and toilets and shops can be found in neighbouring villages.

Newsletter Sign-Up

Get the latest news, events and info straight to your inbox.

@
By signing-up to this newsletter you'll receive monthly updates regarding news, events and promotions specific for the St Austell area.
Your details will never be shared with, or sold to, any third-parties without your consent.
You'll have the option to unsubscribe at any time by following the link at the bottom of any correspondence with us or from your mailist preferences centre.

We use cookies to ensure you get the best possible experience whilst using our website. By continuing to visit you agree to our use of cookies. Learn More