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.

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Tehidy Country Park

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Whether you are visiting on your own or with a group, walking the dog or orienteering, we hope you will enjoy the tranquil setting and variety of wildlife at Tehidy.  With a different types of beauty for every season, Tehidy is an enchanting place to visit all year round.

The paths around the lake and the North Cliffs circular walk, also known as the pink trail are mainly on a level surface and easily accessible by wheelchairs and pushchairs. There are also other walks for the more adventurous with steeper hills and rougher surfaces.

We know that there's too much at Tehidy to see in just one visit, from the smallest insect to the wide reaching landscape vistas - use this map to drop photos from your visit, to share the joy and let others know . We can't wait to find out what to look out next!

Map grid reference for the Park: SW 65082 43279

A map and pocket guide can be downloaded from the documents bar. 

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