Saints Trails Project

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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

Progress on the design and construction remains positive

Location Design Construction

Perranporth to Cocks Village

Detailed design being finalised. Public inquiry took place on 05/04/22 and order was confirmed.

Due to start in Summer 2022 (dependent on land deals/CPO)

Cocks Village to Goonhavern

Detailed design complete

Construction in progress (until Autumn 2022)

St Agnes to Sevenmilestone

Detailed design complete

Construction in progress (until Winter 2022)

Sevenmilestone to Chiverton

Concept design complete and Detailed design about to start

Due to start in Summer 2022

Crossing of A30

Currently out for tender for design and build of bridge. This will inform a decision on whether the bridge is taken forward. Construction needs to be complete by December 2023.

To be confirmed upon receipt of tenders

Chiverton to West Langarth

Surveys of A390 currently in progress to inform concept design.

Due to start in Autumn 2022 but dependent on survey findings


Trail Construction Cocks Village To Goonhavern

Trail Construction Cocks Village To Goonhavern

Trail Construction St Agnes

Trail Construction St Agnes

Piling For Rose Reen Bridge

Piling For Reen Rose Bridge

Reen Rose Fabrication

Reen Rose Bridge Fabrication

Route plans and design

The route plans and design route for each trail are 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

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 Cornwall Council match 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 & 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 March 2023
    • Construction Phase 2

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