Tehidy Woods

Date Posted: 12 Jan 2021

Enjoy the variety that Cornwall has to offer. For a fabulous outdoorsy place to visit as a change from the beach, why not try a trip to Tehidy Woods?

The country park at Tehidy, near Illogan, the largest area of woodland in the whole of Cornwall, is perfect for cycling, walking on fairly flat terrain – which makes it suitable for all age groups and ability levels – or simply being at one with nature.

Tehidy was once the Basset Estate, owned by one of the four most powerful families in Cornwall. A memorial dedicated to the family is sited at Care Brea. Now it is under the remit of Cornwall Council.

It is perfect in spring at bluebell and daffodil time, or kick up those russet leaves in autumn, an especially beautiful time of year.

At this outstanding country park, which has over 9 miles (14.5 km) of pathways and 250 acres of woods and lakes, adults and children alike will be delighted by the very tame squirrels, in a natural world of butterflies and birds, such as enchanting swans, ducks and Canada geese.

Enjoy leafy glades, woodland, flora and fauna. Take your wellies though, as there are many streams which can make the ground a little muddy in places. Or try this circular walk from Tehidy Woods to Deadman’s Cove.

During school holidays, bear in mind that the north side is less busy than the south side.

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