The best winter woodland walks in Cornwall
The Greenbank team are all fond of this season, as it means lots of lovely wintery walks in Cornwall. And with the vast variety of places to visit, it’s no wonder we all love this time of year. Just make sure you wrap up warm and make Cornwall your port of call for the best winter walks…
The historic parkland of Trelissick is the first on our list for a leisurely stroll this winter. Travel along the oak fringed creek side, stroll over a timber framed bridge and see historic sights such as the promontory fort and 18th century quay at Roundwood. With dreamy views, wildlife galore and stunning historic landscapes, explore Trelissick with this two hour walk – perfect for a crisp winter morning.
This picturesque woodland walk is great for winter. Wander through the wooded pathways and be amazed as you stumble upon open glades and a water-filled quarry. Kennall Vale also has some fascinating history, as it was used as a gunpowder factory back in 1900. With many of the desolated buildings becoming one with nature, it has become a great reserve for wildlife.
With over nine miles of paths and 250 acres of wooded areas, Tehidy Woods offers a peaceful oasis to explore lakes, leafy glades and wilder areas on the estate. Together with the cafe and picnic area, this is the perfect winter walk for all the family. Immersed in flora and fauna, escape to this enchanting woodland this season.
Recharge and relax in the peaceful ground of Cardinham Woods with its diverse woodland full of secret glades, stream-side paths and stunning viewpoints. Allow yourself to take a step back from the hustle and bustle of life into a haven of natural beauty. Or if you’re a thrill seeker, join in on one of the cycling trails, which is sure to get the adrenaline pumping!
Don’t let the winter weather put you off a visit to the Lanhydrock estate. This parkland walk offers an array of flora, fauna and wildlife and is great for all the family. Offering fantastic scenery along the River Fowey, travel through the ancient woodland and immerse yourself in nature. Finally, enjoy a cuppa in front of the cafe’s log burner – bliss!