Breathe in the view from Trengwainton's Terrace

Enjoy the wide open spaces on the Terrace and take in the fabulous view © National Trust/Marina Rule

Enjoy the wide open spaces on the Terrace and take in the fabulous view

Looking for a cardiovascular workout in beautiful surroundings? A brisk walk up the half a mile incline to the very top of Trengwainton Garden provides just what you need. 

Your reward for this is a stunning view across Mount’s Bay as you step out onto the Terrace.  On a clear day you can see the full 25 miles across turquoise waters to The Lizard Peninsula. With seats for contemplating the view and a large grassy expanse, the Terrace is a great place to bring a picnic and stay a while. 

Find your bearings
A slate toposcope, or direction finder, in the centre of the lawn lets you see where Trengwainton sits in relation to surrounding villages and landmarks.  The carvings were created by local artist Joe Hemming and represent the traditional industry, wildlife and legends of this area.

Watch out - the lawn is separated from the fields by a deep trench known as a Ha-ha.  Please take care, especially if accompanied by younger visitors.

The future
The Terrace, and its surrounding shelter of trees, takes the brunt of the prevailing south-westerly winds and is crucial for the protection of the rest of the garden.  Exciting plans are afoot to redesign the back border, so watch this space for more information later in the year.