Truro might be Cornwall’s only city, but you’re never far from green spaces and leafy trails. Within a short drive, you can access riverside strolls, coastal ambles and woodland wanders. Our nature-loving team has put together a list of the five best walks close to Truro.
1. Idless Woods
10 minutes from The Alverton
Only two miles outside of Truro is a perfect leafy oasis to while away an afternoon at any time of year.
Idless Woods is a beautiful place for a walk, with a range of paths that cater to all levels of ability. The woodland is home to an abundance of wildlife and offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
Just outside of Truro, the charming village of Malpas sits on the banks of the Tresillian River.
Starting at Malpas (via car or ferry from Truro), you can follow the path out of Malpas alongside the river. Pass through the picturesque village of St Clement and follow the river all the way to the village of Tresillian. You can then turn around and make your way back to Malpas and stop for a refreshing pint at The Heron Inn, or continue a couple of miles to Truro.
If you’ve got a little more time, why not finish off the walk by visiting Truro’s best kept secret, Sunny Corner?
3. Trelissick Garden
12 minutes from The Alverton
This National Trust treasure offers a range of trails that weave through woodland and parkland, with far reaching views of the Fal River. The gardens of this 16th century house are open year-round and are particularly beautiful in the spring when the flowers are in bloom.
Post-walk, enjoy a coffee in the onsite cafe, or browse the gift shop and second-hand book shop.