The Truro Rivers
The Truro rivers are a major part of the natural beauty of Cornwall’s only city. The River Kenwyn is a small river flowing into the Truro River. And the Truro River is tidal and flows into the Carrick Roads estuary.
The rivers have played an important role in the history and development of Truro and the surrounding areas. Indeed, the Truro River has been used for transportation and commerce since ancient times. And in the Middle Ages, Truro was an important port town, and ships would sail up the river to unload their cargo. Together, this made Truro a hub for trade and commerce, and the city grew in importance as a result.
The River Kenwyn, which flows into the Truro River in the city center, was also an important source of power for the region. The river powered several watermills that were used to grind grain and process other goods. This river was also used for fishing and other agricultural activities.
In the 18th and 19th centuries, Truro underwent a major transformation as mining and industry took hold in the region. The rivers played an important role, as they were used to transport coal, minerals, and other goods to and from the city.
The Truro River was also used for shipbuilding and other maritime activities, and the riverfront became a bustling center of commerce and industry.
Today, the rivers continue to be an important part of the city’s identity and are popular for recreational activities such as boating, fishing, and kayaking. The Truro River is also an important habitat for a variety of wildlife, including birds, fish, and other aquatic creatures.
And of course the rivers play an important role in our vision for making Truro more naturally connected. Truro Loops is known for our plans to connect the city with pathways, but there are many exciting developments planned for Truro, helped in some part by the investment by way of the Truro Town Deal. Our vision for a bridge to cross the river at Malpas remains very much a part of our future plans.