Walking There are endless possibilities for outstanding walks. From our garden gate there are miles of footpaths, bridleways, and green lanes to explore, from a gentle stroll to the closest beach, to the Hall Walk around the Pont Pill estuary, or the south west coast path from Polruan to Polperro known as the rollercoaster due to the steeply undulating landscape. This area is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Area of Conservation, the flora and fauna on land and sea is spectacular. Bodmin Moor is a short drive away, with breathtaking views across the remote granite moorland grazed by ponies. The Cheesewring at Minions is an extraordinary windswept rock formation with ancient stone circles below; andGolitha Falls wooded glades and craggy gorge are steeped in Cornish history.
Gardens Cornwall is one of the warmest places in Britain with a mild maritime climate and excellent growing conditions. The Duchy of Cornwall Nursery is just outside Lostwithiel, 20 minutes away from Trethake, with glass house, bumble bee garden, and restaurant in a picturesque setting next to Restormel Castle. Also close to Lostwithiel is the great house and extensive gardens of the Lanhydrock estate, owned by the National Trust. Near St Austell is The Eden Project, with botanical garden and huge geodesic biome domes housing thousands of plant species. The Lost Gardens of Heligan is just outside Mevagissey, 200 acres of restored historic gardens and a national collection of camellias and rhododendrons.