Clay Trails

The Clay Trails are a perfect way of getting out on your bike whilst exploring parts of St Austell that may have previously passed you by. Winding their way through the area’s unique landscape, you’ll be given an insight into how the China Clay industry physically shaped our landscape. From this selection of trails expect turquoise dams, towering clay tips and historical listed buildings such as drying chimneys. Check out the posts below for some great cycle route ideas.

The Lowdown - Clay Trails

The Clay Trails are a perfect way of getting out on your bike whilst exploring parts of St Austell that may have previously passed you by.

Winding their way through the area’s unique landscape, you’ll be given an insight into how the China Clay industry physically shaped our landscape.

From this selection of trails expect turquoise dams, towering clay tips and historical listed buildings such as drying chimneys. Check out the posts below for some great cycle route ideas.

Clay Trails around St Austell

St Austell | Pentewan Valley Trail

Pentewan Valley Trail

One of the great things about the Pentewan Valley trail is its flexibility. There are various places to pick up and start the trail.
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St Austell | Eden Project To Wheal Martyn

Eden Project To Wheal Martyn

This five-mile trail crosses woodland, heathland and passes by working mines and clay pits. Car parking is available at the Eden Project and Wheal Martyn, where visitors are invited to make a small donation towards the museum’s charitable work. There is also an informal car park to the side of the A391 at Scredda. Access […]
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St Austell | Carclaze Pit Loop

Carclaze Pit Loop

Carclaze pit loop will take you above the town looking out to the beautiful blue water to Gribbin Head and towards Fowey harbour over the headland.
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St Austell | Par Beach to Eden Project

Par Beach to Eden Project

Easy start, par beach to eden project trail, finishes with a steep final ascent to the eden project. Varied scenery, from coastline to clay villages.
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St Austell | Wheal Martyn to St Austell

Wheal Martyn to St Austell

Wheal Martyn to St Austell trail runs for half a mile along wooded paths and through the village of Ruddlemoor. The trail runs alongside the river.
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St Austell | Caerloggas Downs

Caerloggas Downs

This walk takes you around a restored clay spoil heap and offers panoramic views of the area’s clay tips, surrounding countryside and St Austell bay. Distance: 1.7 Miles Difficulty: Moderate. Not Suitable For Wheelchairs Or Pushchairs Due To Uneven Ground And Steep Hills Parking: Two Small Car Park. Great for Dog walking and getting panoramic […]
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St Austell | Clay Trails Network

Clay Trails Network

The clay trails are a network of short walking, cycling and horse riding trails through mid-Cornwall’s China Clay Country. Winding their way through the unique landscape of the china clay mining area, offering an insight into both the past and present of an industry which has shaped St Austell and surrounding areas.
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St Austell | Life in St Austell

Life in St Austell

The list of why we love being here is long, but it’s easy to forget just how lucky we are. And while economically speaking we traditionally trail cities anywhere north of the Tamar, we are definitely richer in plenty of other ways. It may be an obvious place to begin, but for good reason. No […]
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St Austell | Happy Wanderers – Dementia Walking Group

Happy Wanderers – Dementia Walking Group

Happy Wanderers dementia walking group takes place on a Wednesday morning through out the St Austell area. Hosted by the Sensory Trust Creative Spaces project. Visit their website for full details. Example of walks in the photo below……..
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