Walks around Lanhydrock

The Lanhydrock Gardens walk is ideal to combine with a visit to the house and formal gardens. The route includes the Great Wood, the pretty riverside path along the River Fowey, Respryn Bridge, the gatehouse and the vista through the park to the house.

For a longer walk, Lanhydrock to Restormel castle starts from Respryn car park and passes Restormel Manor as well as the entrance to the castle and returns via the Duchy Nursery.

3.3 miles/5.3 km - Easy-moderate

Lanhydrock Gardens

A fairly short and easy circular walk through Lanhydrock gardens (note that you will need to pay an entry fee unless you are NT member) with plenty of picnic spots along the River Fowey that you can combine with a visit to the house.

3.8 miles/6.1 km - Easy-moderate

Lanhydrock to Respryn

A circular walk through the mature broadleaf woodland in the less well-known areas of the Lanhydrock estate, through bluebell woods and along the River Fowey, past the mediaeval bridge at Respryn, built after numerous prayers for safe passage in the ford-side chapel, had not resulted in the desired outcome.

5.3 miles/8.5 km - Moderate

Lanhydrock to Restormel

A circular walk from the mediaeval bridge at Respryn along the River Fowey through the bluebell woodland of the Lanhydrock Estate to the circular Norman castle at Restormel which had a pressurised piped water system 700 years ahead of its time.