Lanhydrock Great Wood & Avenue Walk

Walking trail

This gentle walk is a great introduction to the mature, mixed woodland and historic parkland of the Lanhydrock estate.

A beautiful estate with ancient woodlands and tranquil riverside paths

Explore part of the 900 acres (364ha) of land surround Lanhydrock House and discover parkland full of traditional grassland flowers, bluebell woods, ancient trees, amazing fungi, wildlife and a magnificent beech-lined avenue.

A colourful view of the autumnal trees in Lanhydrock's parkland

Map

Map route for Lanhydrock Great Wood and the Avenue walk

Start:

Lanhydrock main visitor reception, grid ref: SX088636

1

Leave the main car park and follow the signs for Lanhydrock House. Cross the road and enter the parkland via the octagonal reception building.

2

Follow the path down the hill towards Lanhydrock House. Continue past the 17th century gatehouse. The parkland that surrounds you is managed for nature conservation helping to increase wildlife and species diversity.

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View of the Lanhydrock gatehouse from the formal garden

3

Go through the wide, unpainted gate next to the cattle grid, and turn left. This path along the edge of Great Wood is known as Lady's Walk. To the left of Lady's Walk you can see the 1823 ha-ha, a vertical wall alongside a stream. The ha-ha prevented the grazing stock from getting into the woodland, without interrupting the view from the house.

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Bluebells covering the woodland floor at Lanhydrock

4

Follow Lady's Walk down the edge of Great Wood until you reach a red gate onto Newton Lane. Turn left here and continue past the privately-owned cottages.

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Three veteran oak trees near the Ranger's Yard at Lanhydrock

5

Turn left through the gates by Newton Lodge onto Beech Avenue. This impressive gateway, marked with the initials of John and Lucy Robartes, is dated 1657.

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Red painted gates with granite posts at Newton Lodge, Lanhydrock

6

At the top of Beech Avenue, turn right and follow the drive back up through the parkland to the main car park.

End:

Lanhydrock main visitor reception, grid ref: SX088636

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Lanhydrock Great Wood & Avenue Walk

Terrain

Lady's Walk is a little bumpy in places but is approached in a downhill direction. Short, steep incline as you enter the Avenue. There are many other routes at Lanhydrock for you to explore, including walks alongside Lanhydrocks 2 mile (3.2km) stretch of the River Fowey.

Dogs on leads are welcome on the estate, but livestock graze in the park. No dogs in the formal garden, thank you.

Lanhydrock Great Wood & Avenue Walk

Contact us

Lanhydrock Great Wood & Avenue Walk

How to get here

Address
Bodmin, Cornwall, PL30 5AD
By train

Bodmin Parkway, 1.75 miles (2.8km) via original carriage-drive, 3 miles (4.8km) by road.

By road

2.5 miles (4km) south-east of Bodmin. Follow signposts from either A30 or A38 Bodmin to Liskeard, or take B3268 off A390 at Lostwithiel. Parking in main car park or at Respryn car park (both free for NT members).

By bicycle

National Cycle Network Route 3 passes the estate boundary.

Lanhydrock Great Wood & Avenue Walk

Facilities and access

  • Free parking (National Trust) at Lanhydrock
  • Dogs welcome on leads in park and wood but assistance dogs only in formal garden