Get Outdoors and Active in Truro

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Discover the great outdoors in and around Our Great Little City

Here in Truro we are proud of our green spaces. We boast over 80 acres of land, including native wildflower meadows, woodland spaces, natural rivers, and parks and gardens. 

Truro’s central location and public transport links also gives you the freedom to explore further afield. Just a stone’s throw from the city is Loe Beach. Here you can hire kayaks, boats and other water sports equipment, and explore the Carrick Roads.

Walks within 10 miles of Truro

Our Great Little City sits in the heart of Cornwall which is fantastic for lovers of the outdoors – you have some of Cornwall’s most beautiful scenic spots within easy reach.  Just a skip, hop and a jump from the centre of Truro you can reach beautiful beaches to stroll, gorgeous rolling hills to stomp and woodland to explore. Discover some of our favourites here

Cycling in and around Truro

On two wheels is one of the very best ways to explore in and around our lovely little slice of Cornwall.  With easy, accessible rides suitable for the whole family as well as something a little off the beaten track for the more adventurous riders.  Find some fantastic rides here. 

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!

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Victoria Gardens is a hidden gem in Truro city centre. It is laid out on a steep south facing slope and is typical of late 19th century style of trees and shrubs interrelated with paths and flower beds.
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!
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.
Start Point: Trelissick Garden – National Trust
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.
Penrose Water Gardens was established 45 years ago within a woodland valley on the outskirts of Truro in Cornwall.
Join a guided walk of Truro with a local Blue Badge Guide
Participate in a River Garden Tour led by our seasoned guides, exploring the breathtaking tea plantations along the River Fal. Delve into the world of tea expertise through a Tregothnan tea masterclass or discover the art of beekeeping with insights from our expert apiarist.
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.
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.
A mammoth but magnificent 7 ½ mile hike along the exhilarating cliff-top pathways from Godrevy to Portreath.
If you want to get out and about and blow away the cob webs then why not follow one of the Wildings Walks that we featured on our Facebook page in Autumn. Or you could discover a Truro Park and watch nature come back to life.
Why not try axe throwing here in Our Great Little City?…
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.
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.
The enchanted trail is a beautiful hidden treasure on the edge of our great little city, popular with families and dog walkers alike.
Trewithen Gardens and House has been the home of the Hawkins Family since 1715.
Truro Squash & Racketball Club is run by its members on a non-profit making, volunteer basis and does not employ any full-time staff.
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.
Situated just behind Victoria Gardens is Hendra play area for children to play and enjoy the outdoors.
River cruises along the Fal River between Falmouth, St Mawes and National Trust, Trelissick.
Boscawen Park is located alongside the Truro river.
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