Tehidy Country Park - 'Time for Tehidy'

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Tehidy Country Park, which once formed the core of the Basset family's Tehidy Estate, is today managed by Cornwall Council for public good. It includes the largest area of woodland in west Cornwall (approx. 250 acres) and hosts over 9 miles of paths offering an engaging setting for a variety of uses.

This diverse site, contains a wealth of archaeology and heritage interest as well a multiple habitats, stretching from the urban fringe of the Camborne, Pool, Illogan conurbation, through historic plantations scattered with impressive specimen trees, to the coast at the dramatic North Cliffs, where the site has become renowned for hosting magical tails produced by Rogue Theatre.

In the south, there is a landscaped lake and picturesque cascades, over which the Tehidy Stream flows through oak woods carpeted in bluebells each Spring. Accessible paths beside the lake turn into more rambling trails as you move deeper into the woods, where you'll find the historic Otter Trap, and if you look closely enough, make out mediaeval field boundaries, hosting delicate ecologies.

Roaming the paths you can find the tucked away Rose Garden, climb over Romano-British Rounds, and experience the rich biodiversity now sprawling over medieval field boundaries. All amongst other hidden gems.

Access is from carparks at South Drive, East Drive and North Cliffs, or on foot via the trail from Coombe in the west.

Site facilities include a cafe and toilets near the lake and carpark at South Drive as well as ample space and resting areas for picnics throughout the site.

A site map including details of the carparks and trails is available here: Tehidy Country Park Map

Tehidy has so much to offer people and nature as we strive to use our landscape to enrich our quality of life, providing our our needs and those of the wildlife with which we must learn to co-exist.

Tehidy is a gateway from the Camborne, Pool, Illogan and Redruth (CPIR) urban area, Cornwall’s largest conurbation with over 60,00 residents, to the countryside and the coast beyond. As well as this, it was taken on by Cornwall Council as a public good to provide benefit to the people of Cornwall, one and all.

Our green spaces are so important for everyone’s wellbeing. Hence we are taking the time to evaluate the role that Tehidy plays in your lives and the potential to enhance the multi-functional offer provided by this fascinating and spacial place.


Tehidy Creative Community and Wellness Resource Initiative

(Shared Prosperity Funding, January 2024 - March 2025)

Tehidy Creative Community and Wellness Resource Initiative that has secured funding from Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Shared Prosperity Fund to support the delivery of a suite of building rehabilitation works and activities to create a creative Community and wellness Hub focused around two former estate workers cottages at Kennels Hill, Tehidy Country Park. Elements of the initiative include:

  • Rehabilitation of Kennels Cottage: to be utilised as the venue for the Tehidy Creative Residency Programme, with Creative Kernow
  • Rehabilitation of Keepers Cottage: To be used as a Cultural and Wellness Resource Centre
  • Poetry Privy Artist Commission, awarded to Megan Chapman
  • Associated Community Engagement Programme of Events and Activities
  • Programme of Therapeutic Activities delivered by Remembering Our Roots CIC

Funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. Cornwall Council has been chosen by Government as a Lead Authority for the fund and is responsible for monitoring the progress of projects funded through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Tehidy Country Park, which once formed the core of the Basset family's Tehidy Estate, is today managed by Cornwall Council for public good. It includes the largest area of woodland in west Cornwall (approx. 250 acres) and hosts over 9 miles of paths offering an engaging setting for a variety of uses.

This diverse site, contains a wealth of archaeology and heritage interest as well a multiple habitats, stretching from the urban fringe of the Camborne, Pool, Illogan conurbation, through historic plantations scattered with impressive specimen trees, to the coast at the dramatic North Cliffs, where the site has become renowned for hosting magical tails produced by Rogue Theatre.

In the south, there is a landscaped lake and picturesque cascades, over which the Tehidy Stream flows through oak woods carpeted in bluebells each Spring. Accessible paths beside the lake turn into more rambling trails as you move deeper into the woods, where you'll find the historic Otter Trap, and if you look closely enough, make out mediaeval field boundaries, hosting delicate ecologies.

Roaming the paths you can find the tucked away Rose Garden, climb over Romano-British Rounds, and experience the rich biodiversity now sprawling over medieval field boundaries. All amongst other hidden gems.

Access is from carparks at South Drive, East Drive and North Cliffs, or on foot via the trail from Coombe in the west.

Site facilities include a cafe and toilets near the lake and carpark at South Drive as well as ample space and resting areas for picnics throughout the site.

A site map including details of the carparks and trails is available here: Tehidy Country Park Map

Tehidy has so much to offer people and nature as we strive to use our landscape to enrich our quality of life, providing our our needs and those of the wildlife with which we must learn to co-exist.

Tehidy is a gateway from the Camborne, Pool, Illogan and Redruth (CPIR) urban area, Cornwall’s largest conurbation with over 60,00 residents, to the countryside and the coast beyond. As well as this, it was taken on by Cornwall Council as a public good to provide benefit to the people of Cornwall, one and all.

Our green spaces are so important for everyone’s wellbeing. Hence we are taking the time to evaluate the role that Tehidy plays in your lives and the potential to enhance the multi-functional offer provided by this fascinating and spacial place.


Tehidy Creative Community and Wellness Resource Initiative

(Shared Prosperity Funding, January 2024 - March 2025)

Tehidy Creative Community and Wellness Resource Initiative that has secured funding from Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Shared Prosperity Fund to support the delivery of a suite of building rehabilitation works and activities to create a creative Community and wellness Hub focused around two former estate workers cottages at Kennels Hill, Tehidy Country Park. Elements of the initiative include:

  • Rehabilitation of Kennels Cottage: to be utilised as the venue for the Tehidy Creative Residency Programme, with Creative Kernow
  • Rehabilitation of Keepers Cottage: To be used as a Cultural and Wellness Resource Centre
  • Poetry Privy Artist Commission, awarded to Megan Chapman
  • Associated Community Engagement Programme of Events and Activities
  • Programme of Therapeutic Activities delivered by Remembering Our Roots CIC

Funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. Cornwall Council has been chosen by Government as a Lead Authority for the fund and is responsible for monitoring the progress of projects funded through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Tehidy Country Park Guestbook

Tehidy Country Park has a long and colourful history, many of the gems left behind by past owners and those that traversed the area are hidden in the present day landscape - one that offers so much to explore and tell us about how to overcome the challenges facing us as society, communities and individuals today. 

We are interested in understanding who uses Tehidy now, what you do and what it means to you. 

Please sign our guestbook indicating where you have come from and providing your feedback about your time at the Park.

The information you provide will give ideas to others for their visit to Tehidy and will help  us to manage our facilities to suit everyone's needs.

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Page last updated: 03 Jul 2024, 05:48 PM