Lanhydrock summer walks

Lanhydrock Respryn bridge

There's plenty to see in Lanhydrock's garden, from beautiful plants and sentinel yews to a bright, bubbling stream, shaded woodland areas and even a croquet lawn. Join in a free tour to discover more. Go further afield on a guided estate tour or explore at your own pace on one of the three circular walks.

Garden tours

Our team of knowledgeable garden volunteers lead tours around the formal gardens twice a day on most weekdays, throughout the summer. You'll learn about the history and planting of the garden and the guides can answer any questions you have about the plants you see.

Where and when?

These free tours start from near the gatehouse Monday to Friday and occasional Saturdays at 11.15am and 2.15pm and last for about an hour. The tours are subject to availability, so please give us a ring on 01208 265950 to confirm a tour is running on the day of your visit.

Yew Trees in the Formal Garden, Lanhydrock
Yew Trees in the formal garden at Lanhydrock
Yew Trees in the Formal Garden, Lanhydrock

Estate walks

Explore further afield and learn the history and secrets of the Lanhydrock estate. Free walks run every Thursday and are led by our friendly volunteer estate guides.

Where and when?

Meet outside the reception building every Thursday afternoon. Tours run  2pm-3.30pm and are subject to availability so please call 01208 265950 to confirm a tour is running on the day of your visit.

Family enjoying a walk with the dog at Lanhydrock
Dog-friendly walking at Lanhydrock
Family enjoying a walk with the dog at Lanhydrock

Circular walks

Lanhydrock has a range of circular walks suitable for all age ranges and abilities. Whether it's a stroll along the shaded Lady's Walk or an adventure to discover the wildlife on the River Fowey, there is something to suit everyone.

Swimming Pool walk

2.5km, 1hr walk. This route takes in the Victorian swimming pool and the oldest tree on the estate. It is a great way to see some of Lanhydrock's best features and can be used as a route between the house and main car park.

Parkland walk

5kms, 1.5hr walk. See how much wildlife you can spot around the ancient cornish hedges. The circular parkland walk is a great introduction to the variety of land the estate has to offer.

Deer Wall walk

7km, 2.25hr walk. See the marks generations have left on the estate from the medieval deer wall to the more recent tin streaming remains and quarry. Walk alongside the River Fowey before gently climbing to admire the view over the valley.