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Tehidy Country Park

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.

Toilets: are located at South Drive by the Cafe.

Car parks

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.

Directions to the car parks can be found on the how to get to Tehidy Country Park page.

Visitor Centre and Cafe

The Visitor Centre and Cafe is located at South Drive and is open all year round serving light snacks and drinks.

Open everyday except Mondays

  • Spring / Summer -  10am until 4:30pm
  • Autumn - 10am until 3:30pm
  • Winter - opening times may vary

Camping / Education field

Tehidy offers a Education field / Campsite for group hire.

Find out more and how to book on the Tehidy Campsite, Education field and toilets booking page.

Map grid reference for the park: SW 65082 43279

Whether you are visiting on your own or with a group, walking the dog or orienteering, we hope you will enjoy the tranquil setting and variety of wildlife at Tehidy.  With a different type of beauty for every season, Tehidy is an enchanting place to visit all year round.

Download a Pocket Guide to the park and Tehidy Country Park Map

The paths around the lake and the North Cliffs circular walk, also known as the pink trail are mainly on a level surface and easily accessible by wheelchairs and pushchairs. There are also other walks for the more adventurous with steeper hills and rougher surfaces.