GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Godolphin Estate

2 miles (2.5 km)

Enjoy a short walk around the estate surrounding this Grade 1 listedTudor/Stuart mansion near Helston in Cornwall.
The estate has nice public footpaths running from the house to the nearby Godolphin Hill. You can climb the hill and enjoy super views of the surrounding Cornish countryside. On a clear day you can also see the coast and St Michael's Mount.
On top of the hill you will find gorse, wildflowers and possibly grazing ponies in the summer.
The house also has a number of pretty gardens to explore including a sixteenth century walled privy garden and an orchard.
To continue your walking in the area head a mile to the south and you could enjoy a climb to Tregonning Hill for more great views over the area.


TR13 9RE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Godolphin Estate OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Godolphin Estate Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


There's a nice on site tea room where you can enjoy refreshments after your walk.

Dog Walking

The woodland trails and the climb to Godolphin hill are great for dogs.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The site is located close to the coast at Penzance where you can pick up the Penzance to Mousehole Walk and the Penzance to St Ives Walk.
A few miles to the north west there's another excellent climb to Carn Brea where you'll find an Iron Age Hillfort, a castle and a distinctive monument.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cornwall Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Walls at Godolphin House Geograph-4044596-by-David-Hawgood

Walls at Godolphin House

Path up Godolphin Hill - - 224748

Path up Godolphin Hill. On the path from Godolphin House, with the National Trust signpost on the right. The Godolphin Estate is owned by the National Trust, but Godolphin House is privately owned, although open to the public. The estate was formerly the seat of the Duke of Leeds.

Summit of Godolphin Hill and the view east - - 224750

Summit of Godolphin Hill and the view east. Godolphin House is among the trees in the near distance.

Leeds Shaft, Great Work Mine - - 224752

Leeds Shaft, Great Work Mine. This engine house is the only remnant of the buildings of the Great Work Mine on the Godolphin Estate. The engine house, built 1829, was named after the Duke of Leeds, who lived nearby at Godolphin House. The shaft, in the foreground covered by metal gratings, is 1000 feet deep.

Shetland ponies on Godolphin Hill - - 184043

Shetland ponies on Godolphin Hill. The National Trust have brought in the ponies to graze the land.

Godolphin House - - 1580842

Godolphin House


GPS Files

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Memory Map Route

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