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Ridiculous barriers to anyone except fit pedestrians on the way to the Mevagissey Model Railway

Sustrans 'milepost' on NCN route 3 entering Mevagissey

NCN route 3 crossing the A390 in Truro - no traffic lights, so good luck. There's a light-controlled crossing at Sainsbury's, not far to the west.

Lots of lycra leaving Land's End at 9am on a May Sunday morning.

Start of off-road section of NCN route 3 from Land's End to Sennen

Off-road section of NCN route 3, Sennen

Start of off-road section of NCN route 3 towards Sennen

NCN route 3 east from Land's End.

Start of NCN route 3 from Land's End (the wooden gate has been replaced, not much change since 2016 otherwise - see #81994)

Part of a small (free) exhibition at Land's End about the history of the Land's End to John O'Groats journey.

Part of a small (free) exhibition at Land's End about the history of the Land's End to John O'Groats journey.

Entry to a small (free) exhibition at Land's End about the history of the Land's End to John O'Groats journey.

No Cycling on this section of the Cornish coastal path owned by the National Trust

Not intended for cycling, but a short section of the Cornish coastal footpath has been improved by the National Trust for wheelchair use.

Shared-use section of NCN route 32 turning left at a roundabout on the edge of Newquay

NCN route 32 heading south from Newquay (route sign just out of sight to the right)

Start of bridleway onto the National Trust's Penrose Estate - first on a farm track, then alongside

Bridleway beside a farm track on the National Trust's Penrose Estate

Route signs (kilometres, not miles) at the end of the new bridleway onto the National Trust's Penrose Estate

End of the new bridleway onto the National Trust's Penrose Estate

New bridleway on the National Trust's Penrose Estate

Access to the new bridleway onto the National Trust's Penrose Estate

The new bridleway onto the National Trust's Penrose Estate

The only gate on the new bridleway onto the National Trust's Penrose Estate

Start of new bridleway onto the National Trust's Penrose Estate (not yet on any online mapping or satellite imagery)

Penzance Cycle Hub - covered parking for 30 bikes. Well, it's a start.

Start of pop-up lane closure following the closure of Market Jew St, Penzance, to private vehicles

Cycle parking, Penryn station

Cycle Solutions, Penryn

Stands for long bikes, Penryn

The West Kernow Way heads north from the A394.

Doing the West Kernow Way in reverse, you'd turn left here onto the A394 for about 300 metres.

The West Kernow Way turns left onto the A394 for about 300 metres.

The obvious coastal route into Falmouth - open for two-way motor traffic, although one-way with two-way cycling might be preferable.

Sign to bike shop, Liskeard

Cross the A394 here for a quiet route down into Helston

A slightly more direct back lane taking cyclists off the A394 for a couple of miles (signed as a dead-end to the right, though you could reach the A394 and Porthleven if you wanted)

A slightly more direct back lane taking cyclists off the A394 for a couple of miles

Cyclists give way to everyone - on the bridleway constructed by the National Trust between Porthleven and the Penrose Estate

Start of bridleway constructed by the National Trust as a cycle route between Porthleven and the Penrose Estate

Start of bridleway constructed by the National Trust as a cycle route between Porthleven and the Penrose Estate

The coast road has totally washed away, so there's only a footpath ahead - or turn left for the cycle route to Loe Bar

Modal filter, Porthleven (there is a slightly wider road to the left)

Bike hire, Porthleven

Start of two bridleways from the access road to Kynance Cove

Stepping stones on bridleway

Bridleway marker at crossing of tracks on Lizard Down

Bridleway marker at crossing of tracks on Lizard Down

Flooded track on Lizard Down

Bridleways crossing on Lizard Down

Bridleways crossing on Lizard Down

Flooded bridleway on Lizard Downs

Link to Cycling UK's new West Kernow Way forking left off the National Trust's access track to Kynance Cove

Cycling UK's new West Kernow Way forking right off the National Trust's access track to Kynance Cove

Cycling UK's new West Kernow Way leading south past the National Trust's Kynance Cove car park

Cycling UK's new West Kernow Way leading north from the National Trust's Kynance Cove car park

Cycle parking and toilets at the National Trust's Kynance Cove car park - with Cycling UK's new West Kernow Way in the background.

Bridleway closed by a gate - it only leads to footpaths anyway.

Excellent bridleway from Kynance Cove to the Lizard - part of Cycling UK's new West Kernow Way

This could be a useful link to Tesco and the north side of Helston.

This cut-through is the only route into Helston that doesn't require using the A394 bypass, and should have been built for cycling from the start.

Dropped kerb, but barriers too - this cut-through is the only route into Helston that doesn't require using the A394 bypass, and should have been built for cycling from the start.

New housing off the Helston bypass - car-dominated, of course, but with traffic-calming and the roads are relatively narrow and don't encourage fast driving.

Mobile bike-repair service based somewhere here - thebikefairy.co.uk.

Mobile bike-repair service based somewhere here - thebikefairy.co.uk.

A cut-through that's shown on online mapping as a dead-end (clear enough on an OS map though).

A cut-through that's shown on online mapping as a dead-end (clear enough on an OS map though).

A cut-through that's shown on online mapping as a dead-end (clear enough on an OS map though).

A cut-through that's not on online mapping - probably an historic route to/from Mawgan church.

A cut-through that's not on online mapping - probably an historic route to/from Mawgan church.

Steps on the link to the closed road past Penair School, Truro

Steps towards the closed road past Penair School, Truro

Useful cut-through towards central Truro

Dropped kerb needed on this useful cut-through

Useful cut-through towards central Truro

Roundabout and steps in the housing estate near Penair School, Truro

Junction of alleys, not shown on online mapping.

Junction of alleys, not shown on online mapping.

Pedestrian cut-through, not shown on online mapping.

One of many cut-throughs in this area of Truro

Private road, one of many cut-throughs in this area of Truro

One of many cut-throughs in this area of Truro

One of many cut-throughs in this area of Truro

Start of lane to Malpas and St Clement

Start of closed road past Penair School, Truro

It's bizarre to have a closed road past Penair School, Truro, but only stepped access to the school.

Steps from the closed road past Penair School, Truro

Link from the closed road past Penair School, Truro

Link from the closed road past Penair School, Truro

Modal filter, but without a dropped kerb, on a closed road past Penair School, Truro

Modal filter, but without a dropped kerb, on a closed road past Penair School, Truro

No dropped kerb, not signed as cycle access to Waitrose - the road access is a very long way around.

Not a cycle shelter, and not signed as cycle access to Waitrose - the road access is a very long way around.

Small cycle shelter at Waitrose, Truro

NCN route 3 arriving in Truro - cyclists can use the shared-use footway to cross the A390 just the left.

Bridleway towards Carnon Downs

Bridleway (marked as BLOCKED on OpenCycleMap - no idea if that's still true)

Route sign on NCN route 3

Start of Grenna Lane, with sign (barely visible) warning of cyclists on the Cornish Coast-to-Coast Trail

Start of bridleway west of Gweek

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