The Goss Moor trail

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 rugged 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 Arthur.

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.

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