Welcome to Discover St Austell

Discover St Austell is a fun website to help St Austell’s residents and visitors a chance to explore St Austell’s hidden secrets, unravel the history of St Austell via the St Austell Discovery Trails, highlight the stunning St Austell Bay and its Cornish coastline, St Austell beauty spots and Cornish wildlife while at the same time teaching you all about the Cornish environment and how to protect it.

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From sustainable tourism and recycling to saving energy tips – the Discover St Austell Map Website has it all.

You can discover the history of St Austell by walking one of the three town trails. New for 2013 is the Heart of St Austell Town Trail, which gives a fascinating insight into the history behind many of St Austell’s important buildings.

Our Things to do without the car section gives lots of information about how to enjoy St Austell Bay without the car. Downloadable PDF’s are available for walks around St Austell Bay. The Cycle trails, Clay Trails, Tree Trails, Nature Trails and the South West Coastal path all provide off road opportunities for walking, cycling and horse riding.

View across the Trenance Valley,St Austell
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View across the Trenance Valley,St Austell

If you prefer more leisurely pursuits there is information for St Austell shopping, St Austell entertainment and St Austell parks and Gardens. We have downloadable information on the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Eden Project, Poltair Park and Pinetum Park to name but a few of the wonderful places to visit in and around St Austell. St Austell is well served by public transport links by rail and bus and there is information to help you travel to or from your destination using public transport if required.

The Red Bank, St Austell, designed by Silvanus Trevail
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The Red Bank, St Austell, designed by Silvanus Trevail

If you want to air your views visit our Facebook page or subscribe to our Twitter feed. The Discover St Austell Map is also a wonderful teaching resource and educational tool.

Discover the heritage of St Austell, the history of St Austell’s mining industry and use the two trails; Clemo’s Way and White River Way to explore both the nature and history that is part of this Cornish mining and market town.

We would like to thank our sponsors listed below
who have helped to turn an idea into reality!

Cornwall Council Sustainability Department National Trust Cornwall Council Transport Department
White River Place The Eden Project Cornish Market World
Cornish Riviera TIC St Austell Market House St Austell Old Cornwall Society
Lost Gardens of Heligan Cornwall Heritage Trust Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Western Greyhound South West Water Duchy of Cornwall
Pinetum Park Four Way Print Ltd St Austell Voice
CoaST The Co-operative Group Imerys
Simon The Scribe Francis Anthony St Austell Chamber of Commerce
China Clay History Society Radio St Austell Bay St Austell Brewery
Paul Scott – The Magician Cornwall Wildlife Trust SRStudio Design