Clay Trails

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.

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Clay & Coast Trail (Bodelva to Caerhays) | Things To Do St Austell

Clay Trails Network

The Clay Trails - Choose from a range of short routes for cyclists, walkers and horse riders along the Clay Trails

Caerloggas Downs | Things To Do St Austell

Caerloggas Downs

A tale of two halves, one part of the walk serves up the sights and sounds of industry, whilst the other is pure tranquility.

Eden Project to Wheal Martyn Clay Trail | Discover St Austell

Eden Project To Wheal Martyn

This five-mile trail crosses woodland, heathland and passes by working mines and clay pits.

Carclaze Loop | Discover St Austell

Carclaze Pit Loop

Get up above the town and look out across the beautiful blue water to the day marker at Gribbin Head and maybe you'll even catch a glimpse of Fowey harbour over the headland...

Wheal Martyn to St Austell Clay Trail | Discover St Austell

Wheal Martyn To St Austell

Join the trail at the bottom of wheal martyn car park. After a few metres you’ll pass a metal chimney sculpture, created as part of a collection of art to celebrate the rich mining history of the area.

Eden Project to Par Clay Trail | Discover St Austell

Par Beach To Eden Project

Expect a relatively easy start to this four mile trail, however there is a steep final ascent to the Eden Project. This route offers varied scenery, from the coastline through the clay villages and on to the Eden Project.

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