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Wooded country around Cornwall's largest natural lake. Penrose features woodland tracks, stretches of coastline and open parkland, the perfect backdrop for a day out.

Penrose, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 0RD

Visitors walking a path through trees at Penrose

Planning your visit

Two visitors with a dog enjoy a coffee at a picnic bench in the courtyard of The Stables at Penrose

Eating & shopping at Penrose 

Find out where you can enjoy a hot drink or tasty treat while exploring at Penrose, whether you’re looking to grab a coffee on the go, take in a light lunch or find a bargain from the second-hand bookshop.

Family enjoying a picnic

Family-friendly things to do at Penrose 

Discover everything you need to know about visiting with a family, including the best spot to picnic and activities you can get involved with such as a self-led free I-Spy Easter spotter sheet and 50 things to do before you’re 11¾.

A visitors in wellies with a grey top and scarf, walks on the waters edge on the beach, with a small dog on a lead. Another dog stands in the foreground of the picture.

Visiting Penrose with your dog 

Discover dog-friendly walks through the meandering Penrose estate, taking in ancient woodland, parkland, creek side pathways and the exposed beach of Loe Bar on the South West Coast Path.

National Trust walk leaders with a group of walkers overlooking Loe Pool at Penrose

Social walks at Penrose 

Enjoy a social stroll at Penrose as part of our social walk series, led by a friendly volunteer walk leader. These walks are free of charge & offer the opportunity to enjoy some fresh air, time in nature and the chance to chat to some new people. The starting point & time varies with each walk so we can include as many people as possible. Everyone is welcome regardless of walking experience or ability. All walks starting at free Fairground car park in Helston are fully accessible.


Penrose map 

A map of all footpaths, multi-use trails and accessible routes at Penrose to help you plan your visit.

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