Stunning scenery, a beautiful coastline and inspiring nature – St Austell and the surrounding areas have it all and with miles and miles of walking trails, paths and routes, the possibilities to explore them are endless.

Whether you fancy a challenging coastal walk, an easier stroll through towns and villages or a woodland adventure, you can find it all in St Austell – a walker’s paradise.

There’s never a bad time to get walking and make the most of our beautiful home. To get you started, here you’ll find a selection of our favourite walks. With new walks added regularly, don’t forget to come back and check out the latest addition.

Looking for more walking inspiration? Check out our South West Coast Path feature.

Duporth Beach | Discover St Austell

Charlestown to Porthpean Beach

This coastal walk offers beautiful views of St Austell Bay and gives the perfect opportunity to enjoy the atmosphere, shops and food outlets of Charlestown at the start or finish of your walk, as well as the sandy beach of Porthpean.

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.

The Goss Moor Trail | Things To Do St Austell

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.

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

The Clay & Coast Trail

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.

Coombe Farm To St Catherine's Castle | Things To Do St Austell

Coombe Farm to St Catherine’s Castle

This short, but hilly walk will show you Fowey in a new light. Make your way through green fields and woodland to enjoy spectacular coastal views and discover a historic castle perched on the edge of a cliff.

Pentewan Valley Trail | Walks St Austell

Pentewan Valley Trail

Hugging the banks of the St Austell River, follow the site of an old railway bed from the Kings Wood to the cosy seaside village and gold sands of Pentewan...

Luxulyan Valley | Discover St Austell

Luxulyan Valley

Tranquility and natural beauty, Luxuylan Valley is perhaps one of St Austell's best kept secrets...

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