Lanhydrock Walks and Cycle Trails
This walk takes you to the beautiful Lanhydrock estate from Bodmin Parkway Train Station. You can catch a train from Truro or St Austell to Bodmin Parkway and then follow footpaths to Lanhydrock. It's a nice two mile walk along the River Fowey and through woodland to the National Trust owned Victorian country house. The estate is very special with wonderful architecture and beautiful gardens. There are 1000 acres of woodland, parkland and gardens to explore on a network of good footpaths. Highlights include the magnolia arch by the thatched cottage and beautiful herbaceous borders. You can also visit the magnificent house and explore the kitchen area, servants' quarters and museum.
Although the whole of this route is designed for walkers cyclists can also enjoy a number of trails in the estate. There are easy, moderate and difficult trails to try. Click here to see a trail map or look at the Open Street Map link below which shows the trails marked in blue just to the north of the car park. You can also hire bikes within the estate.
To continue your walking in the area head a couple of miles south and you can pick up the Saints Way long distance trail. You can then visit Helman Tor and the Breney Common Nature Reserve where you can enjoy fine views over Bodmin Moor and look out for wildlife including Ponies and the rare Orange Top butterfly.
In nearby Bodmin you can pick up the Camel Trail cycling and walking route which will take you along the River Camel on a splendid traffic free path.
The Cornish Way cycle route also passes close to the estate.
PostcodePL30 4AB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Please click here for more information
Lanhydrock Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Lanhydrock Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Lanhydrock OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Lanhydrock Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The parkland and woodland are ideal for dog walking so you will see plenty of other owners on your visit. Please keep them on leads in the parkland when you see livestock grazing there. Only assistance dogs are permitted in the garden though.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The circular Lostwithiel Walk starts from the nearby town and visits the house. It's a nice way of visiting the site if you plan to come by public transport as there is a train station in Lostwithiel. The town is well worth exploring with a notable range of antique shops and a fine museum. The route also visits the wonderful viewpoint at Helman Tor and the historic ruins of Restormel Castle just north of the town. The English Heritage run castle is now a photogenic ruin set in beautiful Cornish countryside next to the River Fowey. It's located just south of the estate and makes a fine addition to your outing.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Bodmin Moor Walks and the Cornwall Walks pages.