May 2020 – Newquay to Perranporth, Cornwall

The former Newquay to Chacewater railway between Newquay and Perranporth is due for a new lease of life as a rail trail thanks to a Cornwall Council project to create four new walking and cycling routes under the name ‘The Saints Trails’.   Outline details and a high quality map can be found at the first link below. Surprisingly, most of the funding will come from Highways England. (Peter Murnaghan)  Update: According to Cornwall Council’s website (see second link below), work on the Newquay Perrranporth trail started in January 2020 in the Goonhavern area.   The route was due to be completed by March 2021, but obviously this date will be missed by several months due to the pandemic.  (Jeff Vinter)

  1. Newquay-Perranporth Map: www.cornwall.gov.uk/media/39572748/10-intro-route.pdf
  2. Saints Trails Latest News: www.cornwall.gov.uk/transport-and-streets/sustainable-transport/active-travel-walking-and-cycling/saints-trails/latest-news/