Where to Walk/Cycle

These are places we like to walk with Sam:

  • Lizard Point
  • Penrose Estate, Helston
  • Great Flat Lode – mining trails near Redruth
  • Tehidy Woods
  • Helford Estuary
  • St Michaels Way (Marazion to St Ives)

We have OS maps for you to borrow and a supply of Ramblers Walk booklets available covering routes in these areas.  There are also many walks just from your door at Tregathenan and we have laminated these routes for you to use.

Cycling and Cycle Hire

Bicycles can be hired from Porthleven Cycle Hire, Helston (01326 561101) and if you bring your own bikes, these can be stored in our own Bike Shed for free – just give us 24 hours notice so Liz can tidy it up!

Local Cycle Routes include:

  • Penrose Estate, Helston
  • Great Flat Lode, near Redruth – a circular trail mostly off-road around Carn Brea hill. Approx (12 km; 7.5 miles)
  • Mineral Tramway – from Devoran on the south coast to Portreath on the north coast.

These and other trails can be viewed here link

South West Coast Path

Pick up and Drop off service – contact us for details of our pick-up and drop-off service for those walking the South West Coast Path for points between St Ives and Falmouth.

Website for the South West Coast Path Association link


Away from it all; in the middle of it all

Tregathenan House and Cottages - beautifully presented, well-appointed self-catering accommodation with a wealth of character and charm, set in peaceful Cornish countryside near Helston.