moorswater trail

Launch of the Moorswater Trail

On April 12th 2023 The ‘Moor to Sea’ project will be launching a trail that it has researched and tested with over 40 people back in January.

Project Manager Stephen Horscroft said: ‘The launch of the Moorswater trail is about one of the hidden gems of the Liskeard to Looe Valley and a chance to explore an understand the industrial heritage of the area supported by extensive material researched by Iain Rowe and Brian Oldham. We are grateful to Liskeard Old Cornwall Society for their support.”

The Moorswater Trail Official Launch will be conducted by The Mayor of Liskeard and the President of Liskeard Old Cornwall Society at 1pm, at Liskeard Railway Station, Platform 3 Heritage Centre.  A Family Fun Walk, hosted by local poet and writer Caleb Barron, will then leave at 1.30pm from Liskeard Railway Station Platform 3 Heritage Centre and ending at Coombe Junction.

If you’d like to attend, please book directly with Caleb (see below) and you will then be able to travel back to Platform 3 from one of the less used stops on the rail network (with purchase of a single Coombe to Liskeard ticket (£3.10) either online or before joining the walk (train departs 3.41pm). If you are in receipt of Universal Credit assistance may be available to support your journey with a refund on receipt of ticket. Alternatively, we can and will walk attendees up from Coombe Junction to Liskeard Railway Station for around a finish at around 4pm.

There is the opportunity to become a volunteer guide for this route. Materials and full training and support will be given and it is just one of the opportunities for volunteering that is available through the ‘Moor to Sea’ project. Volunteering is not only a great way to support your community but also can give you skills to help when it comes to work.

For more information and to book, please contact: Caleb Barron at, or book at

The trail takes people from the old Moorswater village – now of course an industrial estate – into Liskeard and can be combined with a train ride to Looe. On April 12th (during the school holidays) a Family Friendly Heritage Walk will be hosted under the expert guidance of local historian Iain Rowe.  This walk will leave at 10.30am from Three Lanes (foot of Old Road Hill) SX 23730 64402 .  Please note that there is no parking at this location, but plenty of free parking on the industrial estate.