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Tehidy Country Park

Site Description:

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.


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).

Owner: Cornwall Council

Managed by: Cormac Solutions Ltd

  • Toilets at South Drive
  • Car parks at: North Cliff, East Drive and South Drive
  • Visitor Centre and Cafe (Summer time 10-5 daily, winter 10-4 closed Mondays)
  • BBQ Hire
  • Education field and campsite for educational groups

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.

Download a Pocket Guide and Tehidy Country Park Map

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 rougher surfaces.

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Countryside Team

0300 1234 202