Walking & Cycling around Eden’s Yard Backpackers

The hostel is situated to the west of Eden, on Route 2 of the National Cycle Network – Eden’s Visitor Centre is just 500 m to the east, as the crow flies!

Walking and cycling routes in the St Austell Bay area enjoy some beautiful countryside. The intersection of cycle routes 2 & 3 is just 250 m north of the hostel and  also the nearest point on the Clay Trails. The Trails were built in conjunction with Sustrans and are suitable for both walking and cycling with much of the network off road. The explorer may follow them inland over the high ground or to the coast at Carlyon Bay or Par, just 3 km to the south and 4 km to the south east, respectively.

The Saints Way is an ancient pilgrimage route from Padstow to Fowey and the nearest point is 2 km to the east, on the other side of the Eden Project.

Maps of all these routes are available on the Internet or alternatively, we have map leaflets at the hostel. Cycle hire is also available locally. Check online for up to date services and availability.