Tehidy Country Park

Tehidy Woods Camborne Photo courtesy of Jacquie Wilkes Photography
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Tehidy Woods Camborne Photo courtesy of Jacquie Wilkes Photography

Tehidy Country Park once belonged to the Bassets, a leading mining family who created gardens, plantations and hunting grounds as part of their estate.

Cornwall Council purchased Tehidy in 1983 and it has been managed as a country park since then.

The park is criss cossed with paths and trails and 250 acres are wooded with a wide variety of different trees from the stunted wind blown specimens near the North Cliffs to the majestic beeches near Otter Bridge.

Fly Agaric Toadstool Photo courtesy of Jacquie Wilkes Photography
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Fly Agaric Toadstool in Tehidy Woods Photo courtesy of Jacquie Wilkes Photography

Tehidy is home to a wide variety of plants and animals. In the springtime you will see an amazing display of bluebells and hear a chorus of nesting birds.

Summer brings an abundance of flowers and plants. Swans and ducks can be seen nesting around the lake and this is also the best place to see bats hunting at night.

Autumn sees the ground and trees covered in fungi of all sorts of shapes and colours as well as the beauty of the autumnal leaves.

Winter is a quiet time when the woods are light and the shapes of the trees can be admired, There is a bus stop at East Lodge or take the Portreath Branch line Trail to reach the woods by foot or bicycle from Camborne.

The paths around the lake and along the pink trail are easily accessible by wheelchairs and pushchairs.

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