Local Outdoor Activities

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Discover the great outdoors in and around Our Great Little City

Whilst we may be a small city, we boast an abundance of outdoor space. Did you know that we have over 80 acres of land? This includes native wildflower meadows, woodland spaces, natural rivers, and parks and gardens.

Our outdoor spaces are a great place for all the family. Explore our woodland areas by foot or by bike and look out for various wildlife. The Enchanted Trail in Coosebean is also a must with the little ones. Watch them discover the magic of the great outdoors as they peek behind the fairy doors.

For sports, Boscawen Park is the place to be, with tennis courts, and football and cricket pitches available to hire all year round. There is also a natural play area for children.

Down at Hendra, we have one of the best skate parks in the South West, with an enviable range of jumps, pipes and steps.

Rainy days

Weather forecast not looking great?

Truro is not only a great place to head when the skies are blue and the sun is out, it’s also one of the most popular destinations for when it does occassionally rain!

Great Outdoor Options:

Getting fit, toning up, training for competition or just improving your general health?…
St. Mawes to St. Anthony’s Head and back, making the most of the Fal River Ferry services, this is a nice 3 mile (ish) walk, taking in some breath-taking views across our south coast.
Offering a haven to wildlife within minutes of the city centre, the land known as Daubuz Moors was given to the citizens of Truro in 1977 by the Reverend CRS Enys of the Enys Estate to celebrate the Queen’s Silver Jubilee and the Centenary of the City of Truro.
Tennis for Free is a community sports charity working in local parks around the UK removing the cost barrier to sport for all.
Porthcurno to Pedn Vounder to Porthgwarra, this 4 mile ‘there and back’ walk explores some of Cornwall’s most south-westerly coves and headlands and is steeped with heritage and history along the way.
Enys Gardens are considered to be the oldest gardens in Cornwall. Robert de Enys lived there during the reign of Edward I. In the 1709 edition of Camden’s Magna Britannia Enys was noted for its fine gardens.
Boscawen Park is located alongside the Truro river.
Whether you are meeting in your friends to enjoy the sunshine or on you lunch break, Truro’s picnic scene is definitely worth checking out.
Situated just behind Victoria Gardens is Hendra play area for children to play and enjoy the outdoors.
The enchanted trail is a beautiful hidden treasure on the edge of our great little city, popular with families and dog walkers alike.
Named after the popular Cornish biscuit company which once ran its factory in Truro overlooking this green area.
Whether you want to learn to sail, hire a kayak, windsurf or hire a motor boat we can help at Loe Beach… A watersports haven!
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Start Point: Trelissick Garden – National Trust
Whether you are just looking from some reading material to escape with or you want to recap for your own wander, take a look at the links below and start exploring our Wildings Wild Walks.
Kernow Adventure Park is Cornwall’s hidden outdoor activity centre. Located in Kessel Quarry, once a successful granite quarry, now Kessel is flooded with spring water and flanked by steep walls of granite.
Join a guided walk of Truro with a local Blue Badge Guide
Trewithen Gardens and House has been the home of the Hawkins Family since 1715.
The north coast of Cornwall, St. Agnes Head to Perranporth along the South West Coast Path for roughly 6.5 miles, visiting many lovely coves along the way.
River cruises along the Fal River between Falmouth, St Mawes and National Trust, Trelissick.
Join Bert Biscoe on one of his popular walking tours and find out more about Our Great Little City.
Why not try axe throwing here in Our Great Little City?…
Located just outside the city centre and part of Truro & Penwith College, Truro leisure centre offers fitness facilities and leisure activities to keep you active and fit.