Posted: 11 months ago

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.




Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. Turning cooler. High 14C. Winds W at 15 to 25 km/h. Chance of rain 50%.

Sunday Night


A few passing clouds. Low 8C. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 km/h.



Cloudy. High 14C. Winds WSW at 15 to 30 km/h.

Monday Night


Cloudy. Low near 10C. Winds SW at 15 to 25 km/h.



Cloudy with showers. High 13C. Winds WSW at 15 to 30 km/h. Chance of rain 50%.

Tuesday Night


Showers in the evening, then partly cloudy overnight. Low 8C. Winds W at 15 to 25 km/h. Chance of rain 60%.



Light rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers and windy conditions developing in the afternoon. High 12C. Winds W at 25 to 40 km/h. Chance of rain 60%.

Wednesday Night


Partly cloudy skies. Low 7C. Winds WNW at 25 to 40 km/h.

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