Trelissick Woodland Walk

Trelissick Garden is on the River Fal between Truro and Falmouth. It is a popular place for visitors and locals as there are substantial walks through the surrounding woodland estate and open countryside for dog walkers.  Last Saturday, on hearing that it would be the best day for a while, we decided to pop over and have a wander along the woodland walk which follows the edge of the river and then into the gardens to enjoy the spring flowers. Although there  was hazy sunshine there was also a bitterly cold wind blowing as we walked down to the ‘beach’ on the Channal’s Creek  with views of the sparkling waters of ‘Carrick Roads’ towards Falmouth.

Carrick Roads View

[The Carrick Roads take the form of a classic drowned river valley and are dominated by a deep, meandering channel, navigable all the way from Falmouth to Truro with many picturesque creeks and rivers ]

Woodland trailIt seemed everyone else in Cornwall had the same idea as the parking was pretty packed, but of course it is the Easter holidays so numbers increase now and as in most NT gardens there was an Easter egg hunt for the little ones. Saying that it wasn’t in the least bit crowded.

Messing about on the river

The trail is fairly flat once you have risen above the River Fal and fairly sheltered by all the trees. At this time of the year you can still have glimpses of the water below which became a beautiful blue as the sun appeared.

Bluebells and gorse, the last remains of blackthorn and the beginnings of cow parsley amongst ivy, holly and many deciduous trees line the way creating magical shadows in the sunshine.

Eventually we arrived at the ferry pontoon where you can opt to enter the gardens, continue across the road to a longer woodland walk, cross the Fal on the King Harry chain ferry to the Roseland peninsula or even catch a ferry to St Mawes, Falmouth or Truro when they are running. One day we might do this.

Tomorrow I will take you into the gardens where you are in for a wonderful treat.

Jo’s Monday Walk


  1. restlessjo says:

    D’you know, I went ‘oh, a woodland walk!’ when I saw the title, but it was enchanting! 🙂 🙂 Never judge a book… Your photos and the sparkle on water are magical, Jude. I love glimpses through the trees. Go on- you know you’ll have to cross over for me some day! 🙂 And bluebells- already! Happy Easter, darlin!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Well this is just the warm up to the garden which you will love ❤ the bluebells are early!

      1. restlessjo says:

        I gathered! It’s a funny old year, isn’t it? 🙂 🙂

        1. Heyjude says:

          Very much up and down!

  2. Suzanne says:

    Oh bluebells would bring a smile and cheer to a cold spring walk 🌸

    1. Heyjude says:

      It wasn’t too bad in the sun, but as soon as that disappears the temperature plummets.

      1. Suzanne says:

        It’s the same all over the world.

  3. The colour of that water!!! And spring! Oh to be in …! Lovely woodland paths too.

    1. Sue says:

      Oh to be in England now that April’s there, indeed, Meg!!

    2. Heyjude says:

      The water down here never fails to astound me. Hope all is well over there Meg. I think I owe you an E.

  4. Oh I know that walk 😊 a beautiful stroll it is. You described it so well & of course your photos are stunning x

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Sam 🙂

  5. Sue says:

    Oh, fab! Thanks for my virtual visit…memories of my younger self going on similar walks!

    1. Heyjude says:

      I’m not a huge woodland fan, but this makes a nice extended walk to the garden and seeing the river is lovely.

  6. Looks like you got a good day for it.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Compared to Sunday and Monday it was extremely good! Been like winter again!

      1. Yes, looks inviting outside here but freezing when you go out. Then when you get to the end of my street sea breeze hits and chills further.

  7. Pit says:

    Oh those ever so gorgeous Cornish gardens! 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      They do provide me (and many others) with a lot of pleasure.

  8. beetleypete says:

    Change of theme, or am I just confused?
    That’s a great Cornish name for a place, and a lovely walk indeed, Jude. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      Same theme Pete – it has two ways of formatting the post – header at the top or to the left side. I like to ring the changes 😉

  9. Lynn says:

    Taking notes as we will be in that area for a few days! Stunning!

  10. Simply glorious! I wish we’d known about this garden when we were in that area. Yet another reason to return for a longer time.

    1. Heyjude says:

      So many Cornish gardens Carol, even I have trouble seeing them all and I live here!

      1. The good news is you can see as many as possible! Lucky you!

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