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Trelissick secret walk


Walk through historic parkland, along an oak-fringed creek and over a timber framed bridge to the promontory fort and 18th-century quay at Roundwood. There are dreamy views, an historic landscape and wildlife galore.

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Map route for Trelissick top ten secret walk
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Trelissick car park, grid ref: SW835396


Walk out into the park from the car park. Follow the drive to the right, pass through the gate and into Lodge Plantation, following the woodland walk signs to the Old Lodge.

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Cross the road and follow the zig-zag path down through Namphillows Wood, replanted during the storm in 1990.


At the end of the path turn left and cross over the small stream below the ponds. Go right and over the timber bridge.


At this point you can make a detour into the beautiful flower- and wildlife-rich meadows at Tregew, or carry on to Roundwood Fort.


Follow the path through Lambsclose Plantation, and along the edge of Lamouth Creek. Look out for egrets, shelduck and kingfishers.


Pause to have a look around Roundwood Fort, a fabulous Iron Age promontory fort.

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Walk through the fort and down the steps onto Roundwood Quay.

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On the north end of the quay there is a track, originally for pack horses. Follow this for 300yd (275m) until you reach a gateway on the left marked by an old hollow sycamore tree and a single granite post.


Go into the meadow and turn left back down to the Lamouth Creek path, turn right and retrace your steps. For a longer walk, turn left after the wooden bridge and carry on along the creek side back to Trelissick along the south woodland walk.

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Trelissick car park, grid ref: SW835396

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The terrain is mostly on surfaced paths, with some steep sections, road crossing and small stream to cross.

Dogs are welcome but keep a close eye on them. There are dog bins in the car park.

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How to get here

Trelissick Garden, Feock, Truro, Cornwall, TR3 6QL
By train

Truro Train station 5 miles (9km); Perranwell station 4 miles (6.5km).

By road

Follow the A39 from Falmouth or Truro; then onto the B3289 at Playing Place and follow brown sign posts or signs to the King Harry Ferry.

Parking: Car parking on site £4 or free to members.

Sat-Nav: Put in our Trelissick postcode TR3 6QL.

By ferry

From Falmouth, Truro and St Mawes: visit Fal River for details of ferries and routes. Steep uphill walk from ferry pontoon.

By bus

Nnumber 493 from Truro, Lemon Quay to Feock via Trelissick Garden Travel Cornwall Bus Routes

By bicycle

Routes available at Sustrans

Trelissick secret walk

Facilities and access

  • Refreshments at kiosk in car park and restaurant in main visitor area
  • Toilets in car park
  • Cycle racks
  • Dogs are welcome under close control