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Reaching Lostwithiel by road
Driving directions from outside Cornwall
To reach Cornwall, take the M5 south from Bristol to Exeter. From Exeter there are two routes to Lostwithiel which are both about 70 miles - via the A38 or the A30 - but journey times can vary due to weather conditions and traffic. In particular, the A30 can have queues at the height of summer. Check before you travel for the best option.
A38 via Plymouth
Take the A38 west towards Liskeard then the A390, signposted to St Austell. Within 6 miles you will enter Lostwithiel from the east.
A30 via Okehampton
Take the A30 west towards Okehampton, then the exit signposted to Bodmin, Lostwithiel and the A38. Follow signs to the A38 to Plymouth which will take you over the A30. At the next roundabout take the third exit, signposted to Lanhydrock. Carry straight on until the next mini-roundabout, then turn left. Follow this road through Trebyan, Maudlin and Sweetshouse until you reach a T-junction. Turn left and you will enter Lostwithiel from the west.
Driving directions from within Cornwall
Lostwithiel is on the A390, between St Austell and Liskeard, and 5 miles south of the A30 at Bodmin
There is ample free parking in the main car park next to the Community Centre: turn off the A390 at the brown tourist information sign, opposite the road signposted to Restormel Castle.
There is further free parking along the quay next to the river Fowey: from the A390, turn down Fore Street then turn right when you reach the Co-operative supermarket.
Continuing along Quay street into Coulson Park, there is a car park at the far end of the park which gives easy walking access to Shirehall Moor.