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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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.
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.
Heading over to my childhood playground for todays Where’s Wilding Walking. A breath-taking 4 ½ mile double-loop wander around Carne and Nare Head, immersed in history from the Second World War going all the way back to the Bronze Ages.
Named after the popular Cornish biscuit company which once ran its factory in Truro overlooking this green area.
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.
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.
Penrose Water Gardens was established 45 years ago within a woodland valley on the outskirts of Truro in Cornwall.
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