Discover Newquay Trail

Newquay Town Trail disc by the River Gannel Newquay, photo by Keith Riley
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Newquay Town Trail disc by the River Gannel Newquay, photo by Keith Riley

The Newquay Discovery Trail, written by David Faulkner, charts the growth, struggles and endeavours of one of the world’s premier seaside resorts.

From its origins as an ancient port to a haven for the gathering tribes of surfers visiting from all over the world today, Newquay’s history is a colourful tapestry of fact and fiction.

There are two trails – the ‘Hetty Trail’ and the ‘Ada Trail’ which are outlined in the following text. If you walk these trails you will find, along the way, beautiful Cornish slate discs created by local sculptor Peter Martin with words containing clues to Newquay’s rich heritage.

Before walking these trails take a few moments to read and discover the secrets behind these discs and the stories of Newquay’s past…