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190330 | Mount's Bay Maritime Park Bay to Bay multi-use trail

Mount's Bay Maritime Park Bay to Bay multi-use trail:

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This 30km trail could link towns and villages across west Cornwall with a route which is looking to follow in the footsteps of the popular Camel Trail.

Cornwall Council says the multi-use trail would be a “high quality walking and cycling link acting as a spine, connecting communities, attracting visitors and creating economic and cultural opportunities for West Cornwall:

"The Bay to Bay multi-use trail builds on the proven success of the Camel Trail and the convenience of public bike hire schemes to create a 30km trail with bike hire hubs at a number of key locations connecting Penzance, Marazion, Hayle and St Ives and several small settlements".

Cornwall Council

The council estimates that the Bay to Bay trail could be used by as many as 300,000 people a year. The Camel Trail attracts 424,000 visitors a year.

Under the plans there would be a Bay Bikes hire scheme which would use docking stations for people to hire bikes to use on the trail.

The project has been split into four phases, with the first running from Marazion to Mousehole. The second covers Marazion to St Erth, the third connects to Hayle and the last phase would connect to St Ives.

Cornwall Council is set to provide £1.6m funding for the first phase and is asking for £1.4m from the government.

see also Hayle Town Wide Cycling and Walking Network (from Cornwall Delivery Plans, Hayle -