Tehidy Country Park
Last updated: 19/11/2012
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Tehidy is the largest area of woodland in West Cornwall. Now
owned and managed by Cornwall Council 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.
Tehidy was formerly the estate of the Bassets, one of the four
most powerful families in Cornwall with extensive lands and mineral
rights in this western part of the county. Inland at Carn Brea, the
prominent hill near Redruth, you can see the Basset memorial, built
in 1836 to honour Sir Francis Basset (1757-1835).
Visitors may stroll around the lake, explore leafy glades or
wilder areas of woodland or be immersed in the rich flora and
fauna. With a different type of beauty for every season, Tehidy is
an enchanting place to visit all year round.
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Tehidy has a circular walk which follows a mainly level
unbound surface around the historical estate. There are also
other walks for the more adventurous user with steeper hills and
Please observe the
Countryside Code of Practice when using any recreational
Pets are welcome but please ensure that they are kept under
proper control and restrained from annoying other users of the park
and disturbing wildlife. Dogs are excluded from the wildlife
areas around the lakes.