The St Austell Tree Trail is a nice little walk designed for those times when you feel like ditching the car for a couple of hours and just strolling an area on foot. The older area of the town is flanked by wooded valleys to its north and south, making it a leafy spot for a walk.
This walk should take around an hour, and as it mostly sticks to surfaces roads and pathways it’s an even route that should be quite easy for all abilities. The walk starts and finishes at Holy Trinity Church in the centre of St Austell . Walkers should set off along Fore Street and head downhill to Truro Road. Cross over the road at the traffic lights and turn left into River Walk.
This walk passes fine old English oaks, beech and lime trees, sycamores, ash trees, pines and cedars, so aside from being a handy walk that won’t exhaust children it’s also a great opportunity to see some of the historic trees that make St Austell’s landscape. The walk includes Poltair Park along the way too, so families can stop off and enjoy the area while the children let off steam before continuing.