- Family/Trailer routes in Cornwall.
Taking the bikes and little Miss _mw’s trailer on holiday to Cornwall next week and looking for some ideas for rides.Posted 5 years ago
Staying just South of St Austell and it looks like we’ll have at least one off road trail on our doorstep (the Pentewan trail, NCR3) and am looking for any other ideas. Like the look of the Camel trail a bit further North and also I reckon we can ride to the Eden project, although this appears to be on road through St Austell – any one have an idea how busy that is? I’ve never taken the trailer on a road yet, and really don’t want to be playing with heavy traffic.
Cardinham woods seem pretty close too, but I can’t really work out what is there. Any suggestions much appreciated. Ta very much.twiglet_monsterMember
I’d avoid the run to the Eden project on road via St Austell – yes its busy! there are a bunch of sustrans trails intending to link up the Eden project (and you get money off and fast track entry by arriving by bike – hurrah) but I don’t know if the St Austell part has opened yet. Tourist info should know.
Lots of lovely lanes to explore and plenty of good destinations other than the Eden Project to ride to. It can get steep in places as you plunge to the sea and winch back up!
Fab descent into Mevagissey off road from the Lost Gardens of Heligan – challenging road climb back out too!
TMPosted 5 years ago
Thanks for all the info.
Fab descent into Mevagissey off road from the Lost Gardens of Heligan
Is that on the Sustrans trail, or a Bridleway?
Cardinham – is that just a case of exploring, or are there routes to follow? FC website doesn’t help much!
Have also found reference to the Fal River Ride, but only on the website of the ferry company, anyone have any more info on that?Posted 5 years agospacemonkeyMember
I’ve never taken the trailer on a road yet, and really don’t want to be playing with heavy traffic.
I felt the same when picking up our trailer a few weeks ago. But soon realised that you’re not gonna travel very far in these parts (Surrey Hills) unless you 1) use the roads/pavements or 2) buy that top end German £1100 trailer with better suspension for harder off-road use.
No issues with pavements so far – only drop down to using the roads where “absolutely necessary”. Won’t touch really busy stretches of any A roads though.Posted 5 years agotrbMember
cardinham is a lovely spot
Clay trails are on your doorstep
Mineral tramways are down west and very nice (good cafe / bike shop)
Goss moor trail is very low key but also very flat, traffic free and it goes close to the world renowned “Gnome world”
Camel trail is busy down the padstow end so I’d start at wadebridge and head up to Bodmin and on up onto the moor. Drop into the Camel valley Vineyard up near bodmin.Posted 5 years ago
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