St Piran Trail

'Heading north from Truro, the trail follows minor roads through the village of St Newlyn East before reaching Newquay, Cornwall's most popular holiday destination. From Newquay the route heads inland to the old market town of St. Columb Major and then travels north across Denzell Downs and on towards the thriving coastal village of Padstow. The trail emerges on the banks of the Camel estuary, where it joins The Camel Trail which leads eastwards into the old county town of Bodmin, where it rejoins the main spine route ...

'Saint Piran or Perran (traditionally in Cornwall, saints are simply named, without this title) (Cornish: Peran) was an early 6th-century Cornish abbot and saint, supposedly of Irish origin. He is the patron saint of tin-miners, and is also generally regarded as the patron saint of Cornwall, although Saint Michael and Saint Petroc also have some claim to this title. Saint Piran's Flag, a white cross on a black background, is used as a symbol of Cornwall. Saint Piran's Day falls on 5 March. [Wikipedia 17 October 2013]

Distance (miles)
Longer distance range
Starting from
Truro, South West England, West Cornwall

'Hens Sen Peran (Truro to Bodmin via Newquay)'

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