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The Cornish Guide - Cornwall / Kernow

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The Basset family obtained the "Manor of Tehidy", in the middle of the 12th century and much of what we see there today is the result of their activities.


Tehidy, near Camborne, is actually the largest area of woodland in west Cornwall. There are over 9 miles (14.5km) of paths as well as 250 acres of woods to explore. There is also a café and a picnic area on site. Click here for a map of Tehidy Woods.


Today, the woodland at Tehidy is composed of distinct vegetation layers. Trees such as Ash, Alder, Oak, Beech, Sycamore, Birch, Japanese Maple, Conifers and Chestnut are the tallest and most dominating trees at Tehidy, followed by lower growing shrubs including varieties such as Holly and Hazel.


Typical woodland plants such as Bluebells, the pungent Wild Garlic , an array of Daffodils and a range of native ferns inhabit the park, as well as many different varieties of Rhododendron. The park is home to plenty of wildlife too including; swans, geese, rooks, jackdaws, coots, moor hens, grey squirrels, badgers and even otters.


There is plenty to explore here, plus the stunning west Cornwall coastal path is close by, as is Portreath with its sandy beach.


There are 5 main access points into Tehidy including North Cliff car park, and South Drive car park (parking is free). The Visitor Centre and Cafe is located at South Drive. It is open all year round and serves light snacks and drinks (Opening times for cafe: Summer - open daily from 10am until 5pm / Winter - open every day (except Mondays) from 10am until 4pm).

Tehidy Country Park

Age group: 6+

Location: WEST Cornwall


Contact: nr Camborne, TR14

TEL: n/a


Portreath 3 miles, Camborne 3 miles, Gwithian 6 miles