A short hop from major attractions, a short stroll from the beach and a literal stone’s throw from the woodland wonderland that is Tehidy Woods.
Many of the Gwel an Mor team were lucky enough be born and raised in Cornwall and the woods have been part of many lives for as long as they can remember. Many happy days have been wasted in the leafy cover of Tehidy, from days away at camp with primary school to day trips on BMX bikes (in the days when kids still did those things).
Over the years Tehidy has undergone many transformations – the latest is into family friendly and accessible country park and in this incarnation it is flourishing.
With over nine miles of paths, crisscrossing 250 acres of woods and lakes, it is no wonder why families flock to the site on those lazy, hazy crazy days of summer. Although that being said the wood is enchanting all year round.
One of the biggest draws for the wood, other than toilets and a lovely little cafe, is its abundance of wildlife. The very lucky see otters, the lucky see bats and owls and EVERYONE see the squirrels, ducks and swans. They won’t let you pass without some sort of toll.
It’s not just bread you bring to Tehidy, it’s handy to have a pocket of nuts as well as the squirrels are bolder than Tuffy (or Squirrel Nutkin if you’re that little bit younger).
Find your own hidden glen for a picnic, or use the designated spots – there’s a lot of choice. With five main access points including North Cliff car park, and South Drive car park your visit can be different each time, keeping you coming back again and again.
Keep your eye out for local theatre company Rogue who put on magical productions at various times throughout the year. Soon they will transform Tehidy into an enchanting wonderland for the Winter Wood – meet fairies, spirits and spites in a storytelling extravaganza.
And of course, Tehidy Woods are just a hop, skip and a jump from our luxury lodges at Gwel an Mor!
For more information see www.roguetheatre.co.uk or for more on Tehidy Woods see http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/environment-and-planning/parks-and-open-spaces/tehidy-country-park/