The Newham Trail


Newham Trail is the disused railway line that runs across the Calenick valley on the edge of Truro.

This popular trail is well used by runners, dog-walkers, walkers and cycling commuters who work at Treliske Hospital.
Accessible year-round, this is a peaceful spot with sweeping valley views, overhanging trees and which finishes up with magnificent views of Truro River.

History and highlights

The route follows the old Newham railway line from Gas Hill, Newham to Old County Hall.

The railway line was used to carry goods such as timber from Newham to Falmouth, and is steeped in history.

You will discover sweeping views of Truro estuary as you walk or cycle this path.

Plan your route

Walk or cycle past Tesco and continue to Newham to start at Gas Hill. Or to start at New County Hall, follow the waymarker signs at the path opposite Aldi.

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  • 1.6 miles of off-road walking
  • This route is easy and safe
  • The trail includes one road crossing