Places to go with your dog

There are many dog friendly places local to Helsbury Park, a lot of them are identified and recommended by us and our visitors, we regularly update this list as new places come to our attention.

1. Daymer Bay

This lovely beach is often mentioned by our visitors as their favourite place on the north coast. It has great facilities and is totally dog friendly. the walks on the coastal path in either direction are spectacular. Easy parking, dog bins, a number of walks, cafe and lots of beach at high or low tide. Daymer is about a 30 minute drive from Helsbury Park, just the other side of Wadebridge between Rock and Polzeath.

2. Trevone and North of Padstow

On the other side of the Camel estuary Trevone is a nice small beach and the start of a stunning walk up to Stepper Point, mind the blow hole though! Nice little beach with dog bins and easy access. Trevone is the other side of Padstow on a stunning bit of coast line towards Newquay, about a 45 minute drive from Helsbury Park.

3. Camel Trail

The trail is noted by many visitors to Cornwall, the upper reaches are lovely for dog walking, the start of the trail at Wenford bridge is less than a mile from Helsbury Park. Lots of dog bins, easy walking, tons of trees and of course the river to play in and drink from too!

4. Pencarrow

This stunning stately home has lots of marked dog walking trails in the woods and grounds around the house. It lies a few miles from Helsbury Park on the road towards Bodmin. Very quiet with lots of interesting paths, trees and water.

5. Cardinham Woods

Well marked and easy walking in lush woodland, good facilities including toilets, cafe, parking and picnic area. Loads of trees to wee on and lots of dog bins. Cardinham is off the road between Bodmin and Liskeard, about a 40 minute drive from Helsbury Park.

6. Roughtor

A spectacular walk on Bodmin Moor up and around Roughtor, with views of both coasts on a clear day. A long walk with lots of interesting climbs. Sometimes sheep so may need to stay on the lead. Roughtor is best accessed via Camelford, its about a 20 minute drive from Helsbury Park.

7. Delphy

A lovely spot near St Breward on the moor, only known to a few locals and regular visitors, it is a little oasis on the De Lank River. Great for young kids and a spot of kite flying. No dog facilities and the road is close but lovely cool water and grass to run on. This is only about a 10 minute drive from Helsbury Park, but if you are keen you could walk to it, stopping at the Old Inn in St Breward.

8. Trebarwith Strand

A lovely beach at low tide, with secluded spots amongst the rocks and sandy bays, great pub (Port William) that serves wonderful food on the terrace overlooking the beach, good parking facilities. One dog bin and only a short beach, parking is a walk away, lots of rocks to climb and pools to play in. This is the nearest beach to Helsbury Park, about a 20 minute drive.

9. Helsbury Park itself…

The walks on the land at Helsbury Park are as dog friendly as you can get, with 50 acres of pasture and 50 acres of woodland, 1 mile of river frontage and the pond – it just doesn’t get any better than that. No need for a lead most of the time and thousands of places to explore!

10. Lanhydrock Parkland

Suggested by Maureen Fleming, there are a variety of walks, including the parkland and river frontage. Apparently there are plenty of dog bins and poo bags available too. Sounds great – Thanks Maureen. Lanhydrock is just the other side of Bodmin to Helsbury, about a 25 minute drive, its a stunning National trust property.

The pool, sauna and gym

This beautiful new building houses a large swimming pool, sauna, gym, toilets and wet rooms. The building has a totally sustainable approach to it’s construction and the impact it has on the environment. It sits in the lee of the hill and blends in to the landscape ensuring that it complements the beauty of the Helsbury site.

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The back garden, over 100 acres

Here at Helsbury we’re very much aware of the almost embarrassing amount of natural beauty surrounding us and feel it is our duty to work with the landscape and wildlife to preserve it and encourage it to flourish. There are nearly 100 acres on site for you to explore with your dog, you can devise a different walk for every day.

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