Posted: 11 months ago

This route is made up of a series of short cycling, walking and horse riding routes, which join together to make The Clay and Coast Trail. Largely traffic free, they’re a great way of winding your way through Mid-Cornwall, taking in some great scenery and countryside.

 

The total length of the trail is 45 miles, beginning in Truro and making its way through to Bodmin.

 

You can pick the trail up at Portloe on the National Cycle Network Route 3. Following the network signs, the route takes you through Caerhays and Goran Churchtown. As you head towards Portmellon and Mevagissey, you’ll find yourself on an urban road, before getting back off-road towards the Lost Gardens of Heligan and then towards St Austell town, remaining on the off-road Route 3 route.

 

Once you reach the more built up areas, the routes go back nto roads right the way through to the Eden Project and beyond.

 

This route is a great way of exploring the area and is sure to give you viewpoints you’ve not yet discovered. Seasoned cyclists may want to do the route in one day, but for everyone else, there’s nothing stopping you cutting the route up into chunks and getting out there weekend after weekend!

 

The trail offers a variety of flat and smooth surfaces, to steeper, uneven ground, but are suitable for cyclists (as well as walkers, horse riders and wheelchair users). Quad bikes, motorbikes and pony and traps are not allowed on this route.

 

For a map of the full route and more information click here. (LINK TO: https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/environment-and-planning/countryside/cycle-routes-and-trails/the-coast-and-clay-trail/)

 

Things to Do - Cycle Routes & Trails - The Clay and Coast Trail

Wednesday

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Partly cloudy. Low 6C.

Wednesday Night

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

Thursday

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

Thursday Night

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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.

Friday

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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

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

Saturday

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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.

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

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