The newest section of the Perranporth Saints Trail went live earlier this month (April 2023), with Perranporth now being connected to Cocks village using the old dismantled railway.
The Cocks village to Goonhavern section of the trail was completed in November 2022.
That now means cyclists and walkers can take advantage of the new route, although it will take a while before the official OS maps catch up.
You can view the full Perranporth to Goonhavern Saints Trail route on the Cornwall Council website.
Is There A Good Circular Walk On The Saints Trail?
Great question, and the answer, unfortunately, is no.
The B roads around Goonhavern can become very busy – especially in the Summer, and there’s no loop which connects back to another part of Perranporth, which would be handy to complete a circular walk.
I have plotted a circular route, although you’ll have to walk the Perranporth to Cocks section twice (it does go past the Black Flag Brewery though, which is a bonus!). See below:
Some of the map above goes ‘off grid’ as some of the Perranporth to Bolingey section isn’t currently mapped. But be assured, the route is open, and the maps will catch up 🙂
I hope to get down there in September and walk the route for myself, so will update this post with images later in the year.
If you are looking for a good circular route that goes inland from Perranporth, I did a fantastic circular loop last September, which includes some great inland scenery as well as some of the South West Coast Path. Have a look at the route here.