Trelissick countryside

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50 things trail

Get your wellies on and go for a splash

Put an adventurous spin on your woodland walk by ticking off some 50 things activities at the same time, including skimming stones, looking inside trees and den building.

Collect a trail from the garden entrance or the car parker's hut.

Run with a view

Running at Trelissick

Our trails at Trelissick are the perfect terrain for a run and have a much better view than the gym. There are some flat bits, some up and down hills, leafy woodland and parkland with views of the Fal.

Canoeing and archery

Canoe Cornwall will be providing us with archery and canoe trips up the River Fal throughout the spring/summer at Trelissick. Visit Canoe Cornwall's website to find out more.

Top ten secret walk

One of the secret spots we want to share with you © National Trust

One of the secret spots we want to share with you

Trelissick has been selected by the National Trust as having one of the top ten secret walks in Britain. Our secret walk will take you back in time as you walk through historic parkland, along an oak fringed creek and over a hand crafted timber framed bridge to the promontory fort and 18th-century quay at Roundwood. There are amazing views, a historic landscape and wildlife galore. Don't forget to watch our video preview of the walk.

Trelissick to Roundwood Quay

Trelissick estate is situated on its very own peninsular © National Trust

Trelissick estate is situated on its very own peninsular

Trelissick sits on its own peninsula with water on three sides. This walk follows the River Fal and offers views to narrow creeks and wide expanses of water. It also goes inland to woodlands and grazed farmland. Walking around Roundwood Quay you'll be able to see echoes of its defensive and industrial past in the earthworks and ruins remaining today.

Woodland activities

Try your hand at wood working

Join us in the copse every Saturday for Bodgers Club. Try turning candle sticks or spindles, carve a bowl or make a sculpture. Ring the property office on 01872 862090 to check availability.

Our rangers

Keep up to date with wildlife, activities, conservation and more with our new rangers blog. Find out what and who they have been looking after.

Did you know...

  • The Fal river is host to one of largest natural oyster and mussel beds in the world
  • Behind the current Roundwood quay is a promontory fort from the Iron Age, now hiding within the woodland. The quay itself was once busy with vessels coming and going. Copper and tin were smelted nearby, with lime kilns constructed later
  • Turnaware point launched the American and Canadian armed forces for D Day landings