Pathway to Hibernation trail to Cotehele Mill

Walk through the woods between the quay and Mill and look out for the six animals preparing to hibernate. As you go, collect twigs, rocks and leaves to add to our new bug hotel and habitat pile at Cotehele Mill.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

Some animals hibernate over the winter, this means that they go into a very deep, sleep-like state to preserve energy.

Follow the path through the woods to learn about all the different animals that hibernate and what they need to do to prepare.

As you go, collect twigs, sticks, rocks and leaves to add to our collection at the Mill. These will be used to fill up our brand new bug hotel and habitat pile.

The basics

Meeting point
The trail starts by the morden bridge at the beginning of the path to Cotehele Mill.
What to bring and wear
The path can get muddy so make sure you wear your wellies or walking boots!
Accessibility
This trail does not contain steps and is relatively flat, however it may be muddy and uneven in places.
Other
Avoid picking up natural piles of sticks or leaves as these may already be being used by wildlife.

Upcoming events

Autumn family art trail

Sun 24 Oct 2021
10:00-16:00
Pick up our autumn trail from visitor reception which is bursting with artist inspiration and challenges to complete all around the estate.

Cheeky piskies and Cornish tales - Halloween trail at Cotehele

Sun 24 Oct 2021
10:00-16:00
From Saturday 23 - Sunday 31 October, see if you can find our resident piskies hidden in the garden and discover stories from local folklore.

Pathway to Hibernation trail to Cotehele Mill

Sun 24 Oct 2021
11:00-15:00
Walk through the woods between the quay and Mill and look out for the six animals preparing to hibernate. As you go, collect twigs, rocks and leaves to add to our new bug hotel and habitat pile at Cotehele Mill.

Wassail! at Cotehele

Sat 18 Dec 2021
11:30-12:30
Come and join us on Saturday 18 December from 11.30am for our annual Wassail as we scare away the evil spirits from the orchard to ensure a bumper crop next year.