Take a short stroll from The Residence at Gwel an Mor, and be amazed at the bounty of breathtaking nature, picturesque surroundings and wide range of exhilarating activities available nearby for you and your family.
Tehidy Country Park
First off is Tehidy Country Park. Occupying 260 idyllic acres, this enchanting woodland is the perfect place to enjoy walking or cycling tours. We can supply you with a range of route guides whether you’re looking for a short and peaceful journey with the kids where you’ll find bluebells, foxgloves, picnics and plenty of clotted cream en route; or a more challenging adventure through wild forest, whipped heather and along steep coastal cliffs to hidden streams, beaches, coves and mining villages.
Mineral Tramways Project
With the world heritage Mineral Tramways Project running through it, Tehidy Park links Cornwall together through a network of paths for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Originally built in the early 1800s, the Mineral Tramways are an important part of Cornwall’s rich mining history.
Next, it’s time to hit the beach. Gwel an Mor is Cornish for ‘view of the sea.’ As such The Residence is an idyllic ten-minute walk through sun-dappled greenery and along winding pathways to the cobbled stone houses, soft sands and turquoise ocean of Portreath beach. Ideal, whether you’re into surfing or simply lounging on your beach towel slurping real Cornish ice cream.
With quintessentially British eateries bordering the beach you can laze on golden sands while tucking into deliciously salty fish and chips, or a freshly-baked Cornish pasty. To work off those extra pounds there are plenty of beach-based activities available. Try kayaking and coast-steering, or surf the renowned waves and swells of this beautiful part of the north Cornish coast.
From Portreath beach enthusiastic explorers can continue to walk or cycle along the breathtaking coastal path. Head west towards St Ives, or up the coast to St. Agnes.