Saints Trails

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The Routes

The project aims to create new trails to enable safe journeys for commuters, families and visitors. The trails will provide approximately 13km of off-road and on-road trails. This will be across public and private land. This involves many landowners and working within strict ecological parameters.

Map of the route

Latest News

September 2023

The first sections of the Saints Trails are now open. Further details on their location and onward connections can be found on the drawings below.

Route plans and design

Further details on their location and onward connections can be found on the drawings below. Some of these files may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. If you require a document in an accessible format please email

Perranporth to Goonhavern

St Agnes to Threemilestone

Progress on the design and construction of the rest of the scheme can be summarised below.




Perranporth to Goonhavern

Detailed design complete


St Agnes (Penwinnick Cottage to Park Kres)

Detailed design complete

Due to start September 2023.

Temporary access provided for summer until construction starts

St Agnes (Penwinnick Cottage) to Sevenmilestone

Detailed design complete


Sevenmilestone to Chiverton

Detailed design complete


Crossing of A30.

 Chiverton Bridge

Detailed design Complete


In Progress

Chiverton to West Langarth

Detailed design complete

In progress


Chiverton Bridge nearing completion of the fabrication.

What Chiverton Bridge will look like once complete and installed.

Route of the Saints Trails with link across the new A30 layout.

The project is funded as follows –

  • Perranporth to Goonhavern Trail - Entire route funded by National Highways and Cornwall Council
  • St Agnes to West Langarth Trail - St Agnes to Sevenmilestone, Chiverton Bridge and Chiverton Bridge to West Langarth sections are funded by ERDF.
  • The Sevenmilestone to Chiverton Bridge - National Highways.
  • West Langarth to Threemilestone section will be delivered by adjacent Northern Access Road scheme

The funding is split as follows:

  • The National Highways funding is £11.9M
  • The ERDF funding is £5.158M plus Local Transport Plan funding of £1.289M
  • The Cornwall Council funding is £2M

The St Agnes to Threemilestone Saints Trail project is receiving up to £5,158,456 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

This is part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. 

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities is the Managing Authority for the ERDF.

Established by the EU, the ERDF helps local areas stimulate their economic development. They invest in projects which will support businesses and create jobs.

England 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Fund



  • February 2019 to August 2019
    • Preliminary design and public consultation
  • February 2019 to December 2022
    • Land negotiations and acquisition
  • November 2019 
    • National Highways funding agreement signed
  • November 2019 to June 2022 
    • Design development
  • January 2020 to June 2020
    • National Highways construction Phase 1
  • July 2020 to September 2021
    • Stamp Duty Holiday
  • March 2020 to April 2021
    • Pandemic National Lockdowns 1 to 3
  • March 2021
  • April 2021 to May 2021
    • CPO (AT) notices published
  • August 2021 to September 2021 
    • CPO (PN) notices published
  • September 2021 to December 2023
    • Construction Phase 2 
    • Construction Phase 3 (Chiverton Bridge construction)

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