This circular route is great if you’re looking for a less challenging walk and good walking surfaces. Not only are you surrounded by nature throughout this walk, you're treated to some excellent countryside views.
Distance 1.8 miles
Difficulty Easy. The route is all off road and mostly on good surfaces, some of which are paved.
Parking Ample parking at the Eden Project
Great for Countryside views
Parking in the Eden Project’s upper car parks - Melon, Cherry, Lemon or Mango - is the best way to start this walk. Go to the hard surfaced path and walk towards Eden’s North gate.
Keep an eye out for the giant carved pineapple, once you’ve passed it and gone over a cattle grid, turn left at the Clay Trail Bugle sign. Continue forward on the sand footpath – instead of turning right signposted Bugle.
This path is well defined and easy to walk along. Follow the route as it progresses, climbing slight inclines and dropping back down. You’ll find yourself surrounded by greenery, making for a delightful walk. You will reach an open area of sand, walk across this area and then take a left at the small boulder and bench, If you carry straight on, you’ll reach Trethurgy.
Follow this path through the woods and a gate, before reaching a tarmac surfaced path that crosses a field. Look to your right as you progress along this stretch and enjoy rolling countryside views. On a clear, summer’s day, you’ll also see St Austell Bay shimmering in the sunshine.
The path will soon veer right and then left, across a lane. From here, follow the blue Route 2 signs and then the black granite boulder arrows. Don’t go through the next gate, but branch right as indicated by the black arrows.
You will soon reach the edge of the Eden site and will come to a bridleway T junction. Turn left here and follow the Eden signs, this will bring you onto a paved path once more and down to the Eden access road. Turn left when you reach the road and follow the route back to your chosen car park.
If you want to visit the Eden Project during your walk, simply carry on forward and cross over when you reach the access road.