Tehidy offers a wide range of activities, from wildlife spotting to sporting events and cultural walks. The paths around the lake and along the pink trail are easily accessible by wheelchairs and pushchairs.
A number of facilities in the park can be booked, including a barbecue area and the Camping/Education Field. Maps for the orienteering course are available from the Rangers Office or Visitor’s Centre/Cafe.
Tehidy is the largest area of woodland in West Cornwall. Now managed as a Country Park, Tehidy has over 9 miles (14.5km) of paths and 250 acres of peaceful woods and lakes to explore, together with a café and a picnic area. There are 5 main access points including North Cliff car park, and South Drive car park.
The Basset family has been linked to Tehidy since the 11th century. You can still see evidence of the Bassets in the prominent 90 foot monument built in memory of Sir Francis Basset in 1836 on top of Carn Brea.
Tehidy is home to a wide variety of plants and animals which can be seen throughout the seasons.
Come in the springtime and you will see an amazing display of bluebells and hear a chorus of nesting birds. Summer brings an abundance of fl owers and plants. Swans and ducks can be seen nesting around the lake and this is also the best place to see bats hunting at night. Autumn sees the ground and trees covered in fungi of all sorts of shapes and colours as well as the beauty of autumnal leaves. Winter is a quiet time when the woods are light and bright and the shapes of trees can be admired. Management always endeavours to enhance the environment for wildlife and create habitats for important species.
The park is crisscrossed by paths and trails that lead you into the woods, around the lake and along the stream. The formal gardens of the Basset Estate have faded into the past. Now a country park, Tehidy is open to everyone to enjoy and explore.
As you discover Tehidy you will notice a wide range of different trees, from stunted, wind blown specimens on the North Cliff s to majestic beeches near Otter Bridge.
Around the Rose Garden you can see a wide variety of exotic tree species including a monkey puzzle tree and
some beautiful Japanese maples. Elsewhere in the park, where trees are being planted, Cornwall Council takes care to only use native tree species.
The car parks for Tehidy are free and located at North Cliffs, East Drive and South Drive. They are shown on the Tehidy Country Park Map.
The Visitor Centre and Cafe is located at South Drive serving light snacks and drinks.
Open every day except Mondays
Spring / Summer – 10am until 4.30pm
Autumn – 10am until 3.30pm
Address: Tehidy Country Park