Tehidy Country Park // Camborne

Tehidy woods are the largest woodland in West Cornwall covering over 250 acres. The country park here features over 9 miles of paths and trails, a lake and café with picnic area. Tehidy is a great family day out and dogs are welcome too.

Stretching almost to the cliffs of the north Cornish coast between Gwithian and Portreath, Tehidy Country Park is the largest remaining extent of woodland in the west of Cornwall. One of four country parks in Cornwall, it occupies an area of some 250 acres, and is crisscrossed with nine miles of well-signposted forest footpaths that take in the woodland, lakes and the streams that feed them.

Tehidy Country Park
Tehidy Country Park

A short drive from the town of Camborne, the park was once part of the Tehidy estate. This was owned by the Basset family, one of Cornwall's richest, who had made much of their money from the region's tin mines. The estate used to include a now-lost manor house, destroyed by fire a hundred years ago and replaced with a much smaller private structure.

Cycling in Tehidy
Cycling in Tehidy

The North Cliffs area of the park contains the remains of earthworks predating the manor house by centuries if not millennia, while those exploring Oak Wood are also able to see the field boundaries that were in place before the area was turned into woodland. During the spring, much of the forest floor is covered in native bluebells, while badgers are known to have dens in the woods and otters are often spotted in the lakes and streams.

Tehidy Woods
Tehidy Woods