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Outdoor activities at Lanhydrock

Family cycle trail
There are various cycling trails to suit different abilities | © NTI/James Dobson

The Lanhydrock estate in Cornwall offers a range of outdoor activities for you to take part in during your visit. Whether you love cycling, horse riding, fishing or running, you'll find everything you need to know on this page.

Cycling

At Lanhydrock, the cycle centre is open for all your cycling needs, from bike and accessory hire to servicing and maintenance. Come for an adventure on Lanhydrock's purpose-built cycle trails. Whether you're looking for a gentle cycle or an exhilarating ride, there's something for everyone.

Cycle Centre

  • Open Friday to Tuesday, 9.30am-5pm until 29 October

  • Open daily during school holidays

If you are planning on hiring bikes, it's best to book in advance to ensure you get your chosen bikes. Though there may be availability on the day, your first choice of equipment may not be available.

Booking

To book your bikes, please email us at lanhydrockcyclehire@nationaltrust.org.uk stating:

  • The preferred date and time of your ride
  • A contact telephone number
  • Approximate height of each rider
  • The age of each rider and, if they are 10 and younger, also state whether you need a trailer, tag-along or child seat

Bikes must be returned 15 minutes before the Cycle Centre closes.

Hire fees

Adult bike – £22

Child bike – £15

Family (two adults and two under-16s) – £62

Balance bike – £8

Adult bike and attachment (child seat, tag-along or trailer) – £30

Attachment (fitted to your own bike, restrictions apply) – £19

Recumbent Trike (16 and over) - £18

Hire Fleet

Cycle Trails

It's free to use the cycle trails at Lanhydrock, but normal car parking charges apply (£1.50 for an hour, £6 all day or free for National Trust members).

Maps are available at the Cycle Centre or download one here: Lanhydrock's cycle trails..

Bikes only

Walkers and dogs are not allowed on the cycle trails, as they are designed for riding at speed.

Family cycle trail
Family cycle trail Lanhydrock | © NTI/James Dobson

Skills area and balance bike track

The skills area is the perfect place to start your off-road adventure at Lanhydrock. Practise your skills over rollers and jumps, banked corners and drops. These features have been designed to accurately portray the obstacles you’ll encounter on our Blue and Red trails. Designed for those riding on smaller wheels, the balance bike track is a small loop with gentle bumps and corners – ideal for getting little ones used to riding on uneven terrain.

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Bike Repairs and Maintenance

Our Cycle Centre team are qualified mechanics. We have a fully stocked workshop and can fix virtually anything. Pop your bike in for a free assessment and we can give you a quote for the repair while you wait. Alternatively, give us a call on 01208 265975 or email lanhydrockcyclehire@nationaltrust.org.uk to get your bike booked in. Sometimes unavailable during peak season.

Mountain Bike Coaching

Want to improve your mountain biking skills?

At the Cycle Centre, we can boost your confidence and skills on the bike, meaning you will be able to ride safer, quicker and more comfortably.

Sessions are three hours in length and start at £80 for one rider, with each additonal riders being an extra £20 each. Maximum eight riders per session and we can coach any skill or technique that you would like to learn. Please allow one week's notice for bookings.

Email lanhydrockcyclehire@nationaltrust.org.uk to book, or if you have any questions. Sometimes unavailable during peak season.

A fisherman fly fishing in the East Lyn river at Watersmeet, Devon
A permit is required to fish at Lanhydrock | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

Fishing

Salmon, sea trout and brown trout can all be found in the River Fowey that runs through the estate. Permits are required to fish here: annual, weekly and daily permits can be purchased from the Lanhydrock Angling Association website.

For more information about fishing here, contact lanhydrockaa@gmail.com.

Please note that if you're an annual permit holder parking at Respryn, you'll need to display your pass in the windscreen.

Horse riding

Horse riders are welcome to enjoy the countryside around Lanhydrock. You'll need a permit, which are issued annually and are valid from 1 April – 31 March. The fee is £25 per year for adults or £35 for an adult/child combined licence.

Applicants must provide evidence of public liability insurance. For an application form, please email the Lanhydrock property office at lanhydrock@nationaltrust.org.uk.

Lanhydrock Parkrun

A free 5km event for runners of all standards, Lanhydrock Parkrun takes place every Saturday at 9am. It's not a race against other runners but a timed run, and can be whatever you want it to be, whether that's a fun pastime or part of a training plan.

Taking part is easy: register before your first-ever Parkrun, then just set your alarm for Saturday morning and get yourself there.

The course

The run is entirely on trail paths, and begins in front of the house, down the driveway from the main entrance. You can see a map of the route and find out more here.

Tramper hire

Countryside trampers can be hired for use around the Lanhydrock estate. Countryside Mobility membership fees apply. For more details, visit the Countryside Mobility website.

You can find the recommended tramper routes here.

A visitor horse riding through a wooded glade at Killerton, Devon
Horse riding is one of the activities available on the Lanhydrock estate | © National Trust Images/James Dobson
Family visitors walking in the garden at Lanhydrock, Cornwall

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