Posted: 11 months ago

One of the great things about the Pentewan Valley Trail is its flexibility. There are various places to pick up and start the trail. You can park in Pentewan and follow the route towards St Austell or park in one the various small car parks along the road towards Pentewan and at King’s Wood.


At around 3.5 miles in its entirety, the route is flat and mostly of a hard surface, making it perfect for easy cycling. This is also a safe place to cycle, making it a great option for all ages and abilities.


You can expect the route to be lined with trees, wild flowers and wildlife and as it forms part of Route 3 of the National Cycle Network, you can extend your ride towards the town centre and Eden Project if you wish.


Hugging the banks of the St Austell River, you’ll meander your way to Pentewan (or Kings Wood depending on which direction you’re travelling). Impress your children with your historical knowledge and tell them that the river they’re cycling next to is also known as the White River, which dates back to when waste water from the China Clay industry was emptied into the river, turning it a white colour.


Also of interest is that the trail runs along the former Pentewan Railway, which was originally built in 1829 as a horse drawn tramway. It was later re-laid in 1874 to a narrow gauge railway, running until 1918.


If you’re cycling in the direction of Pentewan, don’t pass on the opportunity to reward yourself with an ice cream from one of the various vendors in the small village!


Things to Do - Cycle Routes & Trails - Pentewan Valley Trail



Partly cloudy. Low 6C.

Wednesday Night


Some clouds. Low 6C. Winds W at 25 to 40 km/h.



Cloudy with occasional rain showers. High 11C. Winds W at 15 to 30 km/h. Chance of rain 40%.

Thursday Night


Cloudy with periods of rain. Low 7C. Winds SSE at 15 to 30 km/h. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near 25mm. Locally heavier rainfall possible.



A steady rain in the morning. Showers continuing in the afternoon. High around 10C. Winds NNE at 25 to 40 km/h. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall around 6mm.

Friday Night


Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later at night. Low around 5C. Winds NNW at 15 to 30 km/h.



A mix of clouds and sun early, then becoming cloudy later in the day. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 11C. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 km/h.

Saturday Night


Mainly cloudy. Slight chance of a rain shower. Low near 5C. Winds N at 10 to 15 km/h.

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