Trelissick after hours

Walking the dog in Trelissick's countryside

When the house closes the shutters, the last scone is sold in the cafe and the hustle and bustle of the day is done, it's the perfect time to explore the countryside. You'll probably have it all to yourself!

The days are long, the evenings are pleasant and spring brought the countryside to life. Here are a few ideas for when to visit the parkland and woodland walks which are always open at Trelissick.

The school run around

If the kids are still full of beans after school, a race around the parkland and down to the beach should set them up for their tea! 

Let them and their imaginations run wild in this fantastic natural playground. 

Evening sun in the parkland
Visitors and cows enjoy the evening sun at Trelissick, Cornwall
Evening sun in the parkland

Turn rush hour into lush hour

Have you ever clocked off work and needed a peaceful space to clear your head? Having a quick stroll in the parkland or a ramble around the woodland walks is the perfect way to end your day. 

As a two minute detour from the busy commuter route of the A38 why not ditch the rat race and unwind in the outdoors before heading home in a more relaxed state.

On the A38 when you reach the Shell garage at the Playing Place roundabouts follow the signs to Trelissick and you’ll be there in moments.

An evening stroll on the woodland walks
An evening stroll on the woodland walks at Trelissick, Cornwall
An evening stroll on the woodland walks

After eights

Dinner’s been gobbled up and the temptation is to slump on the sofa and half-watch the telly. But there’s still hours of glorious daylight left so it’s the perfect chance to pop to Trelissick for a leisurely evening stroll. 

There’s nothing quite like watching the sky’s evening colours dance across the water from the parkland. 

Sunset over Trelissick and the River Fal
The sun sets at Trelissick, Cornwall
Sunset over Trelissick and the River Fal

The car park at Trelissick is open 24/7 and is free to National Trust members. After 4pm the charge for non-members is £3; this money helps us look after the countryside that you will be visiting. Aside from this charge entrance to the countryside is free.

Please note that when visiting 'after hours' the amenities such as the cafe, shop and gallery are closed, as is the house and garden. Facilities and staff present will also be limited.