Newham Trail & Truro Loops

Truro Loops

We will soon be carrying out work as part of the Newham Trails and Truro Loops improvement scheme. Cormac have been appointed as main contractor and we anticipate the overall completion will be January 2023.

The purpose is to improve public access and experience, whilst enhancing connectivity and sustainable access for the community, and increasing the wildlife habitat value of the area. Enhancements will include the resurfacing of the Newham Trail (using similar materials to those in place now), renovating the footbridge decks, sensitive removal of overgrown vegetation, planting new trees, stabilisation of a rock face and adding new rest areas and picnic benches. In the city centre bike storage areas will be added, together with dual use walkways and pedestrian crossings.

The documents below outline the phases of work in more detail; what you might expect to see, or might experience whilst the project is underway. We do appreciate that this may cause low level inconvenience to some who live in the close vicinity, or those who regularly use the trail, and thank everyone in advance for their patience and understanding. We will do our best to keep disruption to a minimum.

Update 19/05/2022

The first phase of the Truro Loops project works is under way along Newham Trail and in the City Centre. We would like to ask you some questions about the Truro Loops project to gauge current awareness of it and to help inform our future work.



Update 26/05/2022

A section of the Newham Trail  will be closed shortly to allow the refurbishment of a footbridge that passes over the road. Beginning at Penwethers Lane (behind New County Hall), to where the path joins Old Falmouth Road, the trail will be impassable from 6th June, for approximately one month. Work will include steelwork repairs, safety rails, and a complete deck replacement, safeguarding the bridge for the future.

The Penwethers Lane road, will also be closed for the same period, to facilitate the improvements. We appreciate that these measures do cause some inconvenience and are grateful to everyone for their patience.  

Update 05/04/2022

The trail currently remains open to users. Please check back here for any partial closures or significant changes, and we will keep you informed as the project progresses


Newham Trail and Truro Loops phases

Newham Trail and Truro Loops presentation

If you have any queries, or would like to speak to someone about this, please call 0300 1234 222 or email us at


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