Trelissick countryside

Views of the parkland at Trelissick over the Cariick Roads

The wider estate at Trelissick has over 300 acres of diverse countryside – you can take in the maritime views, stroll through panoramic parkland or venture out into secluded oak woodlands.

With the estate surrounded on three sides by the River Fal, it commands an impressive position looking down Carrick Roads to Falmouth.  Wherever you choose to explore, the culture and wildlife of the river is never far away.

The rangers know this space intimately and write regular blog posts about their conservation work across the countryside. To get clued up visit the blog page.

Please keep your dog on a lead when around the car park, main property and in the parkland. Dogs need to be kept under effective control on the beach and woodland walks.


The parkland is the gateway to Trelissick's countryside with far reaching views down the Fal River. During the winter areas of grass may be roped off at times to limit damage and allow for the ground to recover during this wetter period.

Trelissick beach

At high tide this is the perfect spot to take in the incredible surroundings. Looking downriver the water at your feet stretches miles to the town of Falmouth past picturesque harbours and wooded banks. With our countryside managed to reduce soil and nutrient run off, the local wildlife enjoys a high level of water quality. 

Woodland walks

Trelissick is known as much for its wildlife as it is for its history and natural beauty.  In the woodland, dead trees stand amongst the living and are home to a number of insects, animals and birds living in and around the estate.

Two picturesque paths (north and south woodland walks) thread their way through the trees and both are suitable for families, ramblers, joggers and dogs. From these trails, glimpse the curves and contours of the river through the leaves of twisted oaks that grow right down to the water's edge.

Roundwood and Tregew

Follow the north woodland walk over the timber bridge, to Roundwood and Tregew, and travel back through thousands of years of Cornish history to the very impressive Iron Age promontory fort and eighteenth century quay. The fort is the only one of its kind in Europe and its well defined ditches and embankments are still clearly visible.

Tregew, like the rest of the farmed estate, is managed specifically for its wildlife. It is a haven for once common, but now rare species such as harvest mice, skylarks, barn owls and a huge number of grassland insects. These paths and fields overlook Cowlands Creek, traditionally associated with oyster fisherman and the lovely Kea plum orchards.

A sessile oak on Lamouth Creek at Trelissick, Cornwall
Walking trail

Take a secluded stroll 

This walk takes you through the diverse scenery and landscapes of Trelissick's countryside. You'll explore wooded creeks, archaeological sites and a newly planted orchard.

Fallen tree illustration by Sonia Hensler

Trelissick ranger blog 

Taking a closer look at Trelissick's incredible natural environment reveals many wonders and surprises. There is no one better acquainted or knowledgeable about these than the ranger team. Here they impart insight into conservation and the marvels of nature around Trelissick.

Walker on track through hedges of white hawthorn blossom