Biking the Cornish Way

 

The Cornish Way

The Cornish Way is a 180mile (289.6km) cycle route made up of 6 trails that link together to span the length of Cornwall. Most of the route follows quiet country lanes or cycle paths and it passes through some of Cornwall’s finest scenery.

The Cornish Way Cycle Route

The Cornish Way Cycle Route

The details below provide the key information for each section of the Cornish Way together with links to download an information leaflet for each trail.

Where does the Cornish Way Start and Finish

Start – Bude

Nearest Post Code for the Parking in Bude: EX23 8LE
Grid Reference for the Parking in Bude: SS 208 061
There’s a Pay & Display car park and the various facilities of Bude available.

Finish – Land’s End

Nearest Post Code for the Parking at Land’s End: TR19 7AA
Grid Reference for the Parking at Land’s End: SW 349 249
There’s parking, toilets, and the various delights of the Land’s End tourist attraction.

The Cornish Way Cycle Route Options

If you’re planning to do all, or part of, the Cornish Way you have lots of different route options. The document below provides a visual overview of the different trail sections. Clicking on the image below will provide you with a version of the Cornish Way Trail Leaflet that you can zoom in on and either download or print. Once you’ve had a gander at this you can then start to decide what route you fancy.

The Cornish Way Cycle Route

The Cornish Way Cycle Route

Outlined below are two route options for cycling from Bude through to Land’s End or vice versa. Each section has a trail download which provides details about that particular trail together with a map. Navigation is generally straight forward but the details of the relevant Ordnance Survey maps are also provided below.

Option A (Via Newquay)

North Cornwall Trail
Bude to Wenfordbridge
40.5m; 64.6km
Challenging
Download the North Cornwall Trail Leaflet
Click to view and buy the OS Landranger Maps – Newquay & Bodmin (200) & Bude & Clovelly (190)

Then Part of the Camel Trail
Wenfordbridge to Bodmin
Approx 5m; 8km
Easy/Moderate
Download the Camel Trail Leaflet
Click to view and buy the OS Landranger Map – Newquay & Bodmin (200)

Followed by the Coast and Clay Trail
Bodmin to Truro
45m; 71.5km
Challenging
Click to view and buy the OS Landranger Maps - Newquay & Bodmin (200) & Truro & Flamouth (204)
Download the Coast and Clay Trail Leaflet

Then the Engine House Trail
Truro to Hayle
24m; 38.7km
Easy/Moderate
Click to view and buy the OS Landranger Maps – Truro & Flamouth (204) & Land’s End & Isles of Scilly (203)
Download the Engine House Trail Leaflet

And Finally the First and Last Trail
Hayle to Land’s End
25m; 39.6km
Moderate
Click to view and buy the OS Landranger Map –  Land’s End & Isles of Scilly (203)
Download the First and Last Trail Leaflet

Option B (Via St Austell)

The North Cornwall Trail
Bude to Wenfordbridge
40.5m; 64.6km
Challenging
Download the North Cornwall Trail Leaflet
Click to view and buy the OS Landranger Maps – Newquay & Bodmin (200) & Bude & Clovelly (190)

Then the Camel Trail
Wenfordbridge to Padstow
18m; 28km
Easy/Moderate
Download the Camel Trail Leaflet
Click to view and buy the OS Landranger Map – Newquay & Bodmin (200)

Then the St Piran Trail
Padstow to Truro
34.5m; 55km
Challenging
Click to view and buy the OS Landranger Maps - Bude & Clovelly (190) & Newquay & Bodmin (200)
Download the St Piran Trail Leaflet

Followed by the Engine House Trail
Truro to Hayle
24m; 38.7km
Easy/Moderate
Click to view and buy the OS Landranger Maps - Truro & Flamouth (204) & Land’s End & Isles of Scilly (203)
Download the Engine House Trail Leaflet

And Finally the First and Last Trail
Hayle to Land’s End
25m; 39.6km
Moderate
Click to view and buy the OS Landranger Map Land’s End & Isles of Scilly (203)
Download the First and Last Trail Leaflet

The Complete Collection of Cornish Way Trail Maps

Option A: North Cornwall Trail | Part of the Camel Trail | St Piran Trail | Engine House Trail | First and Last Trail
Option B: North Cornwall Trail | Part of the Camel Trail |  Coast and Clay Trail | Engine House Trail | First and Last Trail

Choose your route then either click on each of the blue links above or select the trail maps that you need from the selection below. Clicking on the images will open a document that you can either save or print.

The North Cornwall Trail Leaflet

The North Cornwall Trail Leaflet

The Camel Trail Leaflet

The Camel Trail Leaflet

St Piran's Trail Leaflet

St Piran’s Trail Leaflet

The Coast and Clay Trail Leaflet

The Coast and Clay Trail Leaflet

The Engine House Trail Leaflet

The Engine House Trail Leaflet

The First and Last Trail Leaflet

The First and Last Trail Leaflet

Weather Forecasts for the North Cornwall Trail


The Bude weather forecast is relevant to both route options

The St Austell weather forecast is relevant to Route Option A

The Newquay weather forecast is relevant to Route Option B

The Land’s End weather forecast is relevant to both route options

The Weather Widgets above are provided by the Met Office. If they haven’t displayed for you then try refreshing your page – that normally does the trick.

Photos of the Cornish Way

Have you cycled all, or part of, the Cornish Way? Did you take any photos on your journey? If you did we would love to see them. Not only do we enjoy seeing snapshots of your adventures but it is also really handy for people who are yet to go to the adventure locations to get an idea of what a place is like. So if you would be happy to share your snaps then please send them in to us using the upload buttons below. Please remember to give the location and any other key details for each photo in the ‘Description’ box. The location is vital so that we can be sure to place your photos in the right gallery. Adding your name in the ‘Description’ box as well is also handy as it means we can give you a holler to say thanks.

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