This country park in Cornwall covers 400 acres with miles of good footpaths to try.
The park was given to the people of Cornwall in 1985 by Prince Charles to mark the birth of his son Prince William.
You can climb to the
334 m (1,096 ft) Kit Hill summit and enjoy wonderful views over the Tamar Valley AONB, Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor. At the top of the hill you'll find an artificial fort and a folly built built in the style of a low-walled Saxon castle. There's also a number of viewing tables which highlight features of the surrounding countryside you can see from the summit.
The area is great for wildlife with buzzards, sparrowhawks, deer and various butterflies to look out for. Attractive vegetation includes heathers, gorses, grasses and bilberry. There's also an interesting mining history with the 19th century Summit Stack a well known landmark.
The park is located just to the north of Callington and has a car park on the eastern side near Monkscross.
To continue your walking in the area you could try the Tamar Valley Discovery Trail and enjoy a waterside walk along the River Tamar. If you head a couple of miles east to Chilsworthy you can pick up the trail there. Also nearby is the splendid Cotehele House. The Tudor house has nice footpaths taking you around the extensive grounds.
PostcodePL17 8HR - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Kit Hill Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Kit Hill Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Kit Hill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Kit Hill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Louis Tea Rooms are in an ideal spot on the southern slopes of the hill. You can enjoy a delicious cream tea with fine views over the Tamar Valley and Dartmoor from the outdoor area. The cafe is located to the south east of the hill at postcode PL17 8AX for your sat navs.
The woodland and parkland are ideal for dog walking so you'll probably see other owners on your visit. The tea rooms mentioned above are also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head a few miles east of the park and you could visit the pretty village of Gunnislake. There's some nice river trails, a rushing weir, an interesting old bridge and a fine 17th century pub to visit here.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cornwall Walks page.