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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 show all the paths in Cornwall we believe are ridden as well as the definitive bridleways.

You may also report problems directly from the riding maps! Our riding maps give path information and photos where available.

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

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.

Trail Map

Mineral Tramways Trails This extensive bridleway trail network has been developed by Cornwall County Council.

Trail Map

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. See Coast to Coast Trail for more details and pictures

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

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

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

Goss Moor Trail

This trail was made possible by the relatively new A30 bypass, it utilises part of the old A30 and a new bridleway bridge over the new A30.

Goss Moor Further Details

Kernow Horse Trail - This is an informal route for horses from Horsebridge on the Devon border to Landsend. See Kernow Horse Trail