Things to see and do
Around Higher Trewithen
Higher Trewithen is home to an increasing number of rare and native breed farm animals which currently includes sheep, chickens, turkeys and geese. Many rare and native breed animals are now so few in number that they have been classified, by the Rare Breed Survival Trust (a charity that works to monitor, save and promote rare and native breeds in the UK), as a minority breed or are in danger of becoming extinct. Some rare breed animals, such as our North Ronaldsay sheep have a long history in the UK which can be traced back to the Neolithic period. All of the animals at Higher Trewithen can be found on the RBST Watchlist. During your stay at Higher Trewithen, you are welcome to visit our animals and even help us feed and care for them.
Wildflife at Higher Trewithen
During your time at Higher Trewithen you may be fortunate enough to spot a few of our more elusive residents. We are home to a family of stoats, who live beyond the wall of the car park and we have a number of badger sets within the more wooded areas of our fields. If you are visiting in the spring/summer months, you may spot swifts and swallows racing about above your head, catching their next meal on the wing. Every evening the local bats make an appearance around the property, along with a range of owls that you will definitely hear but will need a keen eye and patience to see.
Out and about
Being only 9 miles from either coast, Higher Trewithen is ideally situated for holiday makers wishing to explore all of Cornwall’s attractions including the fabulous beaches, coves, award-winning gardens and coastal walks! Bodmin Moor , The Eden Project, Land’s End and St. Michael’s Mount are all a short car trip away, or if you prefer a wander around the shops, Redruth, Falmouth, Helston and Truro are nearby.
We’ve listed a few other popular attractions and places of interest below. You can find out more about what’s going on locally and across the county by following us on Twitter. We regularly update our Facebook and Instagram pages with news from Higher Trewithen and the local area.
The Flika Foundation – www.flickafoundation.org.uk
Seven Stars Inn – www.sevenstarsstithians.net
Stithians Showground – www.stithiansshow.org.uk
Stithians Lake – www.outdoorandactive.uk.com/location/stithians-lake/
Beaches in Cornwall – www.visitcornwall.com/beaches
National Maritime Museum Cornwall – www.nmmc.co.uk