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Just a short Drive
Don’t fancy a long car journey? Well you’re in luck, there are plenty of things to do in Cornwall just a short drive from Trengove Farm! From the wild and enchanting beauty of the North Cliffs to the pretty Trelissick Gardens, your biggest challenge will be deciding where to go first.
ON THE DOORSTEP
The Mineral Tramways
There are 37.5 miles of multi activity trails located near the farm, many of which closely follow the tramway and railway routes that were used to transport supplies and ore from the mines. Now, these trails offer a fabulous variety of walks, from countryside to coast. There are many to choose from so every fitness level and ability is catered to. The Portreath Branchline Trail even goes directly through the farm and links in with the Coast to Coast Trail, the Tehidy Trail and the Great Flat Lode Trail! If you don’t fancy walking, you can also take in the beauty of the trails by cycling!
ON THE DOORSTEP
An enchanting woodland that is the largest in West Cornwall, Tehidy is a firm favourite with walkers, creatives, dog owners and families alike. The woods stretch out over 250 acres and there are 9 miles of lakes and woods just waiting to be explored! The car parks for Tehidy are free and can be found at North Cliffs, East Drive and South Drive. There is also a café serving up refreshing drinks and light bites and toilets located at South Drive.
Boasting a spectacular and rugged coastline, this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a must see! With several walks in this area to choose from, you can wander the coastline, breathing in the fresh Cornish air and soaking up the magnificent views. If you head towards Godrevy, you’re also very likely to see plenty of seals who like to relax on the coves peppered along the coastline that people cannot access.
Described as a haven of tranquillity, this estate has been owned by members of the Enys family since the 13th century. Steeped in history, the gardens are even mentioned in ancient texts! The gardens are now split into linked but distinct areas which guests are free to roam and enjoy at their own pace. During the year they host events, such as their popular Bluebell Festival at the start of May where the woodland in Parc Lye becomes carpeted with beautiful English bluebells! There is also a café onsite where you can refuel with a hot drink and a generous slice of cake.
An elegant house and garden that is set within an estate that boasts stunning breathtaking maritime views and an array of lovely woodland walks, Trelissick Gardens promises to be a delightful day out for young and old. Explore the diverse landscape with its carefully crafted gardens, 18th century house, as well as one of the largest second-hand bookshops within the National Trust. When you’ve finished roaming the grounds, you can stop into Crofters Café for a yummy light lunch or tasty cream tea!
One of the most popular destinations in Cornwall, and for good reason, St Ives is a pretty seaside town with plenty to offer. Weave through the quaint cobbled streets where you’ll find a plethora of unique local shops, restaurants, bakeries, galleries and more! You will also find several golden beaches with sparkling turquoise waters, fabulous for kicking back and sunbathing with a good book. If relaxing with a book isn’t your cup of tea and you’re after a more energetic time, check out Porthmeor Beach which is popular with surfers and is home to an award-winning surf school!
St. Michaels Mount
One of the most iconic locations in Cornwall, St Michaels Mount with its dramatic location and incredible scenery has even been used as a filming location – most recently for the popular Game of Thrones series! Visit the legendary castle, take a wander along the historic harbour and enjoy the pretty gardens which thrive on the island’s unique microclimate. When you’re done exploring, there are a handful of cafes to enjoy, as well as the Island Shop, where you can pick up a special souvenir to remember your visit!