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50 things trail
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.
Top ten secret walk
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 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.
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