St Austell to The Eden Project along National Cycle Route No3

St Austell to The Eden Project on the National Cycle Route No3

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A 4 mile  cycle route  Taking you from the centre of St Austell along National Cycle Route
No3 which takes you along a road route up out of town and then through the local countryside to the world famous Eden Project. St Austell has been the capital of the Cornish china clay industry since the late 18th century. The route is hilly in places but nothing too difficult.
Cycle hire is available in St Austell from Pentewan Valley Cycles, West End, St. Austell. The turning points are marked on the map with the letters in brackets below.

 

Starting from St Austell Railway Station (A) cycle up High Cross Street and after about 100 yards bear left along Carlyon Road following the signs for National Cycle Route No3. For the rest of the cycle ride you can follow the signs for Route No3 which takes you near
to The Eden Project.
Cycle along Carlyon Road for a quarter of a mile where you come to a roundabout. At the roundabout GO STRAIGHT AHEAD along Polkyth Road (B).

After 300 yards at the end of the road TURN RIGHT and THEN IMMEDIATE LEFT up Sandy Hill (C). Continue along Sandy Hill through the suburbs of St Austell for 1 mile and at the end of the road you come to a roundabout. At the roundabout GO STRAIGHT AHEAD up Trenowah Road (D).

After 300 yards you come to a small cross road junction GO STRAIGHT ACROSS THE JUNCTION keeping to National Cycle Route No3 heading towards St Blazey. Continue up the road for approximately 1 mile where you come to a small cross roads. At the Junction TURN LEFT up Bodelva Road (E).

Cycle up Bodelva Road for half a mile where you TURN LEFT along a country lane (F)which takes you up to The Eden Project (G). The end of your cycle ride.
The Eden Project has the world’s largest greenhouse Inside the artificial biomes are plants that are collected from all around the world. The project is located in a reclaimed, Kaolinite pit. The complex is dominated by two huge enclosures consisting of adjoining domes that house plants from around the world. The project took 2½ years to construct and opened to the public on 17 March 2001.

Entrance to The Eden Project for cyclists – If you arrive by cycle you can skip the queues by going through the fast track system. There is ample cycle storage by the main entrance and when you arrive by cycle you also get a £4 discount off the entrance fee.

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