Austell Active – Our aim is to promote and showcase the range of diverse sports and leisure activities that St Austell is home to, from; local community walking groups, wild swimming, paddle boarding, cycling through the clay trails, to the Eden Marathon. Local theatre groups and dancing companies entertain and educate through dance and a combination of multimedia platforms.

There is much to shout about already with Par Athletics Track – home to a competition-grade running track, café, micro library, skatepark, green trail, football and rugby pitches, children’s wooden play park, community gym, track cycling, fitness classes, Junior Park run.

Discover St Austell’s hidden secrets and heritage with the discovery app as it weaves it way through the streets of St Austell, offering treasure hunts, history trails and points of interest along the way.

An array of local clubs and groups are well established in the community such as; St Austell Tennis Club, Hockey club and 3 golf courses all within easy reach. Not forgetting the Sustrans Cycle Network Route – no.3, running right through the heart of St Austell town via the spectacular network of clay trails and on through to the Pentewan Trail – connecting the great gardens along the way.

With a wealth of social prescribing – directory of service activities which are key to the health and well being of our local community and linking people.

Across the region there is a wealth of outdoor environments set within the existing landscape and attractions to engage and inspire us to work and play whilst keeping us fit and active.

Click the images below to find out what’s on offer when you’re out and about in St Austell.

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Par athletics track

A community green space in Par to kick a ball about, run free, ride hard and run by the community.

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Clay Trails

Nine mostly off-road Clay Trails in spectacular rural scenery near St Austell and ideal for walking, cycling or horse-riding.

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The Pump Track

A place for kids of all ages with wheels of all sizes who love urban sports.

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Social Prescribing

A new way of linking primary care patients to sources of appropriate, non-clinical support.

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Kneehigh theatre

A band of brave storytellers that made theatre and took risks. Artist-led it took the conditions of creativity seriously.


Kneehigh Walk With Me App

Discover St Austell and the Eden Project in a new way with walks created by Cornish writers alongside the local community.

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Spindrift Dance

Celebrating real stories, memories, places and relationships that matter to the South West.