Eden Project to Bugle
Directions and points of interest
Starting from Eden Project’s Banana Car Park, follow the signs to Bugle/Clay Trails. This takes you past Strawberry Car Park towards the exit. The first portion of the trail runs mostly parallel to the cars’ exit route out of Eden.
At the end of this path, turn left, cross the road and then cross over the second road at the roundabout. Look out for the granite boulder carved with ‘Bugle’ and join the path that runs parallel to the right of the road. This path leads you through a woodland area and then continues slightly downhill until you reach an opening.
Turn left and continue along the road for ¼ mile passing Innis Inn on your right. Turn right and re-join the trail where indicated by the blue Clay Trails sign. Follow the path, keeping the lake to your right. After ¼ mile you’ll pass Lake View, a platform offering a stunning vista of the lake.
Continue on the path for another ½ mile until you reach a metal gate. Pass through the gate and then turn left onto the road following signs to Bugle. Continue along this road for ½ mile, then at the T junction turn right following the signs for Bugle.
After ¼ mile turn left off the road back onto the path, choosing the path that goes off to the left. Follow the trail as it inclines and winds around the edge of Rocks Tip. Continue along this path until you reach a sculpture of a horse, which marks the trail exit/entrance and the adjacent car park on Rosevear Road.
The sculpture depicts a Shire horse; a reminder of the extensive role of working horses within the China Clay industry, especially along the mineral tramways.
Extending the route
If you are cycling and you would like to extend this route you could so by including a loop to the village of Luxulyan by turning right at the roundabout at the Eden Project exit. On arrival at Luxulyan a left turn by the Kings Arms will lead you on to a road which will return you to Bowling Green via Treskillen and to the Car Park in Bugle. Luxulyan Valley is a World Heritage Site and is a beautiful area to be explored.
Facilities and attractions
- The owners of this B&B actively welcome walkers and cyclists. They have an arrangement with Pave Velo the local bike hire shop and can arrange to have bikes delivered to the B&B.
- Public house and campsite
- Public house serving food situated just down the road from the end of the trail.
- Cafe and shop available outside pay perimeter. Also available: bike racks, lockers, accessible toilets with baby changing facilities.
- Knightor Winery, serving food, drinks and offering wine tours, can be accessed from this trail. It is clearly signposted and can be accessed by turning right (heading towards Eden) at the Imerys Trebal Clay works.
- Horse riding
3.5 miles (5.6km)