On the first sunny day of the year, I jumped at the opportunity to show Ryan around one of our new favourite places, Trelissick Garden. I first ventured here before Christmas after hearing so many great reviews and of course this National Trust site didn’t disappoint! Nestled between Feock and Truro it’s tucked away quite nicely, one of Cornwall’s many secret gems!
Winter has been incredibly wet in Cornwall so far and as a result there is so much mud. Our daily walks are fast becoming skates, as the oversaturated ground struggles to recover. Fortunately the Woodland Walk at Trelissick Garden is along an even gravel path, saving our boots and paws from the mud!
The Woodland Walk itself is incredibly dog friendly, set among the banks of the Fal River. The majority of the walk is far away from the roads, apart from at the King Harry Ferry crossing. We put Woody on the lead while we crossed the road and set him free again soon after.
I’d only ever explored the circular Woodland Walk at Trelissick before, however today we were feeling adventurous. As we arrived at the little waterfall, we took the righthand path towards Roundwood Quay. It took us a while to find the Iron Age fort, which is hidden in the woodland.
The walk itself took us a couple of hours to complete, not counting the rest breaks we had on the way. Towards the end of our walk we began to falter but being out in the beautiful winter sun ensured our spirits remained high. Top tip: bring plenty of snacks!
Trelissick Garden is a bounty of wildlife, from ancient tress to beautiful birds – it’s hard not to resist! With its National Trust carpark (free for members!) and amenities close by, it’s the perfect place for a weekend stroll. A cup of tea and piece of cake make the perfect treat after a morning on the Woodland Walk!
Have you visited Trelissick Garden before? I’d love to hear what you think!
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