|Mawnan Smith, near Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5JZ|
|Pushchair friendly route available without steps - however, it does include steep slopes due to geography of the site. Assistance dogs only in the garden, but they are welcome across the surrounding countryside. Grounds are uneven and loose gravel paths, cobbled in sections, some steep slopes and steps. Mobility parking in main car park. An electric all-terrain Tramper is available to hire.|
Stroll down through the peaceful, exotic and playful valley to a sheltered beach at the bottom. There are three valleys of Glendurgan to lose yourself in – full of fun, informality, natural beauty and amazing plants.
Wandering through the garden leads down to the unspoilt hamlet of Durgan on the Helford River: a place to watch birds and boats, skim stones and build sand-castles.
Walking back up from Durgan you can find a boat-seat, a gigantic tulip-tree and ponds teeming with wildlife. You can also learn about the Fox family who created this ‘small peace of heaven on earth.’
The maze has been foxing people for over 180 years. Who will be first to reach the middle of this living puzzle?
Glendurgan Tea-House is a cosy venue offering hot and cold drinks, light lunches, a range of homemade cakes and Callestick ice creams. Enjoy a cream tea with proper Cornish clotted cream and a dollop of jam.
Glendurgan closes throughout the winter months. Check their website for reopening dates.
During the main season, Glendurgan is open from Tuesday to Sunday (last entry 4pm), and there is no longer a booking system in place. Open on Mondays throughout August and Bank Holidays.