Countryside

Woods, views, fields and streams

Try one of our downloadable walks to explore our countryside all year round

Try one of our downloadable walks to explore our countryside all year round

Our 1,300-acre estate includes woodland and fields, flora, fauna, industrial ruins and working farm buildings. Pack your rucksack, pull on your boots and explore miles of paths on one of our walks.

Download one of our dog-friendly walks

The Prospect Tower

The Prospect Tower at Cotehele Cornwall

Climb up this three-sided folly in Tower Field behind the house for views of the Calstock Viaduct, Kit Hill and Plymouth Sound.

Chapel-in-the-Wood

Drop by the Chapel in the Wood and learn the tale of Richard Edgumbe I

Visit the Chapel-in-the-Wood to learn about Richard Edgcumbe I's narrow escape from King Richard III's men in 1483.

Managing our estate

140430 planks made from Cotehele trees, Cornwall © James Robbins

We use planks made from our Cotehele-grown oak and chestnut trees for benches and other projects around the estate.

Managing our estate

140430 Kelvyn building stone wall Cotehele, Cornwall © 140430 Kelvyn building stone wall Cotehele, Cornwall

Our volunteer Kelvyn built this stone wall with other countryside volunteers in Tower Field near Lady's Walk above the Danescombe Valley.

Managing our estate

Clearing the reed beds on Cotehele Quay, Cornwall © Roger Ellard

In March the South Devon National Trust Volunteers clear reeds on the quay to allow for new growth. Work is completed before any birds start to nest.

Events in the countryside

From barefoot walks to trails in the woods, we run a variety of outdoor events throughout the year. Find all the details on our events page and get ready for some refreshing outdoor fun.

Serious Outdoor Skills

Develop survival, bushcraft and wilderness skills here on Cotehele estate with our friend Jack Hendry. His courses are professional, informative and fun.

Little Oaks Forest School

Jackie Eley Little Oaks Forest School, Cotehele

Our friend Jackie Eley’s forest school is nestled on our estate in a shady thicket high above the River Tamar. She runs a toddler group and other sessions. Ring her for details on 01579 350648 or email her here.

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