Deerpark Forest Cornwall
Herodsfoot is a village in southeast Cornwall, situated approximately four miles southwest of Liskard and five miles north of Looe. Since medieval times a village has existed here, with villagers earning a living from Herodsfoot and DeerPark forest and from local orchards. When silver and lead was discovered mines were dug into the steep valley walls and the population began to grow and expand and the area became more affluent.
Walking in Deerpark Forest Cornwall
The wooded valley around Deerpark forest shows the historical traces of tin and silver mining and gunpowder mills. There have been Victorian artifacts unearthed too, which are on display at Forest Holiday Ranger base camp. A Forest Ranger, will take you on guided walks and point out sites of historical interest and natural landscaping.
Deerpark is surrounded by beautiful Cornish countryside, also steeped in history.
Take a walk to the Duloe circle, a 4,500 year old stone circle, the walk follows forest tracks, passing by forgotten mines and the village of Herodsfoot.
You can enjoy an easy day with this walk. It will allow you to find your bearings and give you a real sense of the history of this beautiful area.
Take advantage of the peace and tranquility that can be found in forests and woodland. Immerse yourself in nature, in a way that humans have for thousands of years.
Reconnecting with your surroundings, with trees, with wildlife, gives you an emotive and profound sense of quiet calm. Your shoulders drop the weight of busy and often stressful lives, and your soul lifts in joyful exuberance.
Children love to be outdoors, forests, trees, woodland creatures and wildlife will absolutely fascinate them. They will enjoy exploring and discovering their own strengths and abilities.
Cycling in Deerpark Forest
If you enjoy exploring on two wheels then head out for a beautiful cycle ride on the various graded cycle trails around the forests of Herodsfoot and Deerpark.
The woodlands offer shared access trails for visitors to cycle on.
These trails are for everyone so please show courtesy to your fellow cyclists and other visitors.
Care for the forest
Biosecurity is the set of precautions Forestry England takes to prevent the spread of diseases and pests in our forests.
Tree pests and diseases can be harmful for our landscape and wildlife. Please help stop their spread with these simple steps:
If you are visiting any woodlands by car, ensure that you drive and park on hard standing surfaces where possible.
This makes it harder for any pests that might be living in your tyres or on your car to come in to contact with the forest floor.
Clean your dirty kit, boots, bikes, and buggies, before you leave.
This also prevent pests from moving from one place to another.
If you travel to other countries, please do not be tempted to bring any plant or tree materials or products, including seeds, back with you, as these may be carrying harmful non-native tree pests or diseases.
Click here for further information and advice from Forest England regarding biosecurity.
For a fantastic garden to visit whilst you’re in the area, you can’t go far wrong with the Eden Project. Half and hour or so from Deerpark Forest.
The Eden Project is an educational charity, it teaches us how we can relate to our natural world by exploring ways to work towards achieving better future for our planet Earth.
The massive Biomes house the largest rain forest in captivity, stunning plants. There is also a Mediterranean garden, Western Australia gardens, outdoor gardens as well as the Biomes and Wild Cornwall garden. For the brave and adventurous, England’s largest Zip Wire is on site too.
The Eden Project hosts many exhibitions and educational projects for children and adults alike.
There is so much to see and do at the Eden Project, you will be delighted, educated, inspired and happily tired after your visit here.
Holidays at Deerpark Forest Cornwall
Forest holidays at Deerpark offer a tranquil getaway, literally quiet as a millpond. Whether you want a short break or a week or a longer stay.
Beautifully appointed log cabins are perfectly situated deep in the forest so that you can truly immerse yourself in the woodlands charms. They offer seclusion and privacy… Relax, rewind and most of all enjoy.
These luxurious cabins perched on the edge of the forest millpond include:
- Under-floor heating
- Log burners
- Unforgettable views
- Your own outdoor hot tub.
- Wheelchair access
- Pet Friendly
Cosy, one bedroom hideaways for that romantic escape for two or spacious tree houses that can sleep up to ten people. How exciting is that, a tree house!
Deerpark Forest holiday site offers a choice of 45 luxury, log cabins to suit your holiday plans.
The cabins provide access to a variety of forest trails and activities, so you can make your holiday as busy or relaxing as you want. The site is dog friendly so, if you’re searching for dog friendly holidays in Cornwall these forest cabins are ideal for all the family, including your loyal four legged friends.
With the help of Forest rangers you can plan your own personal programme of unique experiences to discover the beauty and history of the forest.
If you’re looking for a fantastic forest location with great accommodation and numerous activities to tailor your own action packed holiday, or you’re searching for a quiet retreat steeped in solitude and natural surroundings then look no further, Deerpark is the place for you.
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