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Wheal Martyn is located in the village of Carthew, between St. Austell and Bugle on the B3274, 2 miles north of St. Austell and 6 miles from the Innis Downs junction on the A30 dual carriageway.

Travelling from the west on the A390 from the Truro direction As you approach St. Austell, turn left signposted Town Centre/brown sign for China Clay Country Park. At the traffic lights go straight across onto the B3274 (Truro Road). At the next traffic lights go straight across and follow the road around a tight left hand bend. Continue on the B3274 (Bodmin Road) past a car park on your right for 2 miles through Trethowel and Ruddlemoor. The Country Park will be on your left in the village of Carthew.

Travelling from the east on the A390 from the Plymouth direction At the traffic lights, turn right signposted Bodmin A391 (A30). Take the second exit at each of the four roundabouts on this 1.9 mile climb. After 0.6 miles, at the double mini roundabout (Carluddon) take the first exit signposted Bodmin A391 (A30). After 1 mile, at the roundabout (Singlerose) take the first exit signposted Carthew B3274. After 1 mile, the Country Park is on the right.

Travelling on the A3058 from the Newquay direction At the traffic lights turn left onto the B3274 (Truro Road). At the next traffic lights go straight across and follow the road around a tight left hand bend. Continue on the B3274 (Bodmin Road) past a car park on your right for 2 miles through Trethowel and Ruddlemoor. The Country Park will be on your left in the village of Carthew.

Travelling on the B3273 from the Pentewan/Mevagissey direction Turn left at the large roundabout signposted Truro A390. Turn right at the junction onto the A3058. At the traffic lights turn right onto the B3274 (Truro Road). At the next traffic lights go straight across and follow the road around a tight left hand bend. Continue on the B3274 (Bodmin Road) past a car park on your right for 2 miles through Trethowel and Ruddlemoor. The Country Park will be on your left in the village of Carthew.

Travelling from the north or south on the A30 Turn off at the Victoria junction, following signs for Roche. At the mini roundabout in Roche, take the first exit onto the B3274. Go straight across the next mini roundabout and continue for 2.3 miles. At the next roundabout, take the third exit signposted Carthew B3274. After 1 mile, the Country Park is on the right.

The Clay Trails are a new collection of multi-use trails for cycling, walking, horse-riding and wheelchair use, taking you straight to the Country Park and beyond. You can also use the trails to discover the surrounding ‘clay country’ with its unique industrial landscape and wonderful flora and fauna. These short, easy and mainly traffic-free signed trails connect the Country Park with Bugle, the Eden Project and St Austell, as well as local train and bus stations. You can also travel from St. Austell and Bodmin to the China Clay Country Park, and beyond, by following National Route 3, part of the National Cycle Network.
For further information visit www.claytrails.co.uk and www.sustrans.org.uk