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Truro

Cornwall


Slow Ways linking Truro and Indian Queens, Newquay, Penryn, Perranporth, Probus, Redruth, St Mawes

England / Cornwall / Truro

Truro’s seven Slow Ways are 57% checked

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 5/7
verified: 4/7
and surveyed: 0/7

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Walk to Truro from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Newquay—Truro
Newtru one Pioneer me Distance 29km/18mi Ascent 654m Descent 627m
Penryn—Truro
Pentru one Pioneer me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 374m Descent 390m
Penryn—Truro
Pentru two Survey me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 522m Descent 540m
Perranporth—Truro
Pertru one

Double check Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 265m Descent 262m
Perranporth—Truro
Pertru two

Double check Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 262m Descent 260m
Redruth—Truro
Redtru one

Review me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 295m Descent 408m
Redruth—Truro
Redtru two Survey me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 417m Descent 298m
Truro—Indian Queens
Truind one Pioneer me Distance 25km/15mi Ascent 480m Descent 343m
Truro—Probus
Trupro one

Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 248m Descent 178m
Truro—Probus
Trupro two Verify me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Truro—Probus
Trupro three Survey me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent - Descent -
Truro—St Mawes
Trustm one

Review me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 444m Descent 442m
Truro—St Mawes
Trustm two Survey me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

54% of Truro’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

13/13

drawn

10/13

reviewed

1/13

surveyed

4/13

verified

13 people have contributed to Truro’s Slow Ways

3 people have pledged to walk and review a route

1 people have surveyed a route in Truro

152km out of 223km have been walked and reviewed

400km of reviews have been shared in Truro

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Penryn—Truro

segue2earthy pledged to walk Pentru one

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It mirrors the same section between Tresillian & Probus as the other two routes but for the Truro to Tresillian section it follows the pavement alongside the main road in the most part only detouring through the park & ride once again on pavement to avoid a short section where the main road pavement is missing for no reason that is apparent....

JTinsley

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Having now walked a combination of all three Trupro options I believe this route provides the best combination of practicality and enjoyment....

JTinsley

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I walked the Probus to Tresillian section of this walk on TruPro one, so some notes from my review of that Slow Way to start:. Probus is a charming village, and I soon found myself deep into the countryside, travelling through beautiful woodland west of Tregurno, before emerging in Tresillian, roughly half way through the slow way....

everydayduffy

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Probus is a charming village, and I soon found myself deep into the countryside, travelling through beautiful woodland west of Tregurno, before emerging in Tresillian, roughly half way through the slow way. Overall the Probus - Tresillian section is more peaceful and enjoyable, while the second part into Truro is practical but on pavement all the way...

everydayduffy

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Finally we had to halt the walk and turn around because the route was completely closed off due to the A30 being built....

Lara

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This route is a fair route which is off road and direct. Once out of the village I joined an off road path that had nice views over hills and was very quiet. After half a mile or so walking alongside the main road on pavements I crossed over the road and took a public footpath alongside the river for the next mile or so....

Lara

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Slow Ways Darren took this photo on Pertru two

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There was a lot of walking on country lanes, a very overgrown footpath that we had to beat through, a busy B road to walk along and then on top of that the A30 roadworks meant there was no way through....

Slow Ways Darren

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Penryn—Truro

Sarah Thomas pledged to walk Pentru one

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This is a great walk - we walked today from St Mawes to Truro....

panifex

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As has also been mentioned there is some road walking on the Roseland side of the King Harry Ferry, plus I found there were two points between St Mawes and St Just in Roseland where it was useful to have the GPS info to check direction....

Paul Haines

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Truro—Probus

JTinsley added Trupro three, a new walk from Truro to Probus

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Truro—Probus

JTinsley added Trupro two, a new walk from Truro to Probus

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This is very much a walk of two halves making it difficult to rate but unfortunately on balance I can’t recommend this route due to safety concerns about the first half which is a particular shame as the second half between Tresillian and Probus is excellent....

JTinsley

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The recommendation for this walk, which is probably my favourite slow-way so far, is caveated that about a quarter of it is on roads without pavements. They are, however, relatively quiet, particularly on the approach and exit from the ferry. It's also a lot of up and down, which I enjoyed a lot, but not everyone's cup of tea....

Clare

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There are some sections of paved road, which became more common nearer Truro, but these were all quiet enough. Later on the roads are generally a bit more enclosed by trees, so views are reduced, but the section coming across Carrine Common with Truro on the horizon was beautiful....

Ned

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Redruth and Truro both have plenty of ammenities and onward travel options so are good start and end points. Carharrack and Twelveheads serve as good places to stop on the route if required....

everydayduffy

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everydayduffy took this photo on Redtru two

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Truro—St Mawes

Slow Ways Darren added Trustm two, a new walk from Truro to St Mawes

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A 4 / 5 star route apart from the road walking section so I have marked it down....

Slow Ways Darren

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Edensyard took this photo on Trupro one

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Redtru2 has wide easy paths near Truro round the river fowey and on the Newham Trail....

Edensyard

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I walked this route from Probus, a handsome spacious village where I was welcomed at the Hawkins Arms with a full glass and the opportunity to charge my phone....

Edensyard

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There's a small diversion to gwenap pit which is worth it if that's your thing....

Jamie Woolcock

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Jamie Woolcock took this photo on Redtru two

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There are a few sections which are on roads, particularly leaving Calenick and walking along the bypass between Playing Place and Carnon Downs which are the reasons for three stars. There were opportunities to get food from the petrol station by Playing Place and you go past the Norway Inn pub in Perranarworthal. I would walk this route again....

otinsley

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A couple of road sections without footpaths and with potential for fast travelling traffic require caution and combined with the general reliance on roads over footpaths this is why I ultimately have given it three stars. But overall route choice makes sense balancing directness with everything else and the majority is pleasant and enjoyable walking....

JTinsley

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It felt like the majority of the walk was alongside/on roads, but there is still a good chunk of off road route too. - There is an option to turn off the main road through Tresillian (A390) earilier than the route indicates, to take a public right of way across a reedbed and rejoin the road into Truro. - The road that takes you into Truro, after turning off the A390 is quite a dangerous walk....

everydayduffy

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everydayduffy took this photo on Trupro one

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Shortly after Twelveheads we saw signs for the National Cycle Route No 3 and followed that to Redruth as time was short and the footpath more challenging to follow....

Paul Haines

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There is a pub in Perranarworthal, shop and pub in Perranwell, pub in Devoran and shop in Playing Place on the route, so plenty of options for refreshments....

everydayduffy

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Penryn—Truro

everydayduffy added Pentru two, a new walk from Penryn to Truro

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The roads following the King Harry Ferry can get busy, so care is needed, but quite often the cars come in groups as they leave from the ferry....

Paul Haines

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An improvement to avoid B3289 west of King Harry would be to walk the wide footpath along the south bank of Lamouth Creek....

Delmonte

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Perranporth—Truro

David Bennett added Pertru two, a new walk from Perranporth to Truro

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2 cafes at the halfway point and lots of interesting things to see....

David Bennett

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David Bennett took this photo on Redtru one

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Redruth—Truro

David Bennett added Redtru two, a new walk from Redruth to Truro

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David Bennett surveyed Pertru one

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This route has some pleasant sections, but does include a lot of on-road sections, one of which is dangerous. There is a section of disused tip GR SW 783502 where the footpath is obscure due to overgrowth and there are hidden pits filled with water...

David Bennett

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David Bennett took this photo on Pertru one

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Truro

KevLes surveyed Truro

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Truro—Probus

Martin Hibbert added Trupro one, a new walk from Truro to Probus

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Newquay—Truro

Slow Ways added Newtru one, a new walk from Newquay to Truro

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Penryn—Truro

Slow Ways added Pentru one, a new walk from Penryn to Truro

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Perranporth—Truro

Slow Ways added Pertru one, a new walk from Perranporth to Truro

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Redruth—Truro

Slow Ways added Redtru one, a new walk from Redruth to Truro

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Truro—Indian Queens

Slow Ways added Truind one, a new walk from Truro to Indian Queens

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Truro—St Mawes

Slow Ways added Trustm one, a new walk from Truro to St Mawes

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everydayduffy took this photo on Pentru two

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Truro’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SW8278944727

Lat / Lon

50.26247° / -5.04903°

Easting / Northing

182,789E / 44,727N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Truro's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

Official ‘Walkers are Welcome’ town

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