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Bridleways and Ridden Paths                                     

The availability of bridleways and off road riding varies tremendously over the county.

Ordnance Survey Maps show all definitive bridleways and byways (and footpaths).However there are also many other ridden tracks and paths shown. However for many there is nothing to show there legal status. Many of these are ridden and there may be unrecorded bridleway rights on many of these including some definite footpaths.

Our new Online Interactive Riding Maps now show all the paths in Cornwall we believe are ridden as well as the definitive bridleways.

The maps are shown on Ordnance Survey 1:50000 maps. The Ordnance Survey Explorer series of maps. Scale 1: 25000 are clearer, but not at present available online here. For OS Map of any place or area in the Country click OS Map

You may also report problems directly from the riding maps! Our riding maps give path information and photos where available. Also see our Bridleway Reports Pages that list all bridleways in each parish. These tell you and now show you where your 'official' local bridleways are. In some parishes bridleways are non existent! 

Trails - Cornwall is well endowed with 'multiuse' trails. These are essentially 'posh' bridleways aimed at cyclists as well as riders and walkers:-

Ordnance Survey Maps showing all of the Trails are may be viewed online on this site. Click Trail Maps

See below for more Information leaflets etc.

The Camel Trail - 17 mile 

The Camel Trail which follows the River Camel from Wenford Bridge to Padstow. This is now fully open to Horse Riders. Bodmin to Padstow section is better for riding at quieter times. It is lovely trail and a very useful through route.

Leaflet/Map (visitcornwall.com)
Oliver's Cornwall -The Camel Trail

OS Map of Trail


Mineral Tramways Trails This extensive trail network has been developed by Cornwall County Council ovger the last 7 years. The final trail sections will be completed later this year.

Mineral Tramways - Cornwall Online
Trail Map
The Mineral Tramways Project and Trails (Map/Guide) [4.8Mb]

Great Flat Lode Trail - 7 miles - This trail is a circular Trail, South of Camborne and Redruth, around the extensive mine workings of the old 'Great Flat Lode'.

Coast to Coast Trail - 11 miles - This Trails runs from Devoran on the South Coast to Portreath on the North Coast.

Coast to Coast Trail 
for more details and pictures

New Trails opened 2009:-

The Portreath Branchline Trail - Portreath to Illogan and Great Flat Lode

The Redruth and Chasewater Railway Trail - Coast to Coast at Twelve Heads to the Great Flat Lode

The Tehidy Trail - Portreath through Tehidy to Red River

The Tolgus Trail - Portreath to Tolgus Tin/Gold Centre - Implementation not proceded with at this time.


The Clay Trails - 12 miles

The Clay Trails are an extensive trail network over the old China Clay workings north of St Austell and around the Eden Project.
For full information and map visit: www.claytrails.co.uk Download Leaflet/Map

Although a Sustrans (cyclists) Project, the trails are open to all including horse riders.

Goss Moor Trail - Goss Moor Trailer Leaflet/Map

There is new equine trail along part of the route of the old A30. There is also be circular route around Goss Moor to the South. Planned trail under old iron bridge has run into problems. Also click Goss Moor Further Details

- Kernow Horse Trail - Although only at planning stage much can be currently ridden. Kernow Horse Trail