Truro

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

Progress towards triple-checked route options for Truro’s seven Slow Ways: 50%

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 5/7
verified: 2/7
and surveyed: 0/7

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Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

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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 Pioneer me 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 Verify me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 248m Descent 178m
Truro—St Mawes
Trustm one

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

Collective progress

48% of Truro’s routes are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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drawn

7/11

reviewed

1/11

surveyed

2/11

verified

11 people have contributed to Truro’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

1 people have surveyed a route in Truro

115km out of 202km have been walked and reviewed

269km of reviews have been shared in Truro

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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. Despite the issue with the busy lane at the end of the walk, it is still a good option for entering Truro in a direct way that avoids "main" roads...

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, Mon 30 January

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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

Facilities

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

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket

Restaurant

Accommodation

Accommodation < £50

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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