A Seat with a View

Historic Landscape Walk

By the end of the 18th century visitors were flocking to Mount Edgcumbe to appreciate the stunning landscape.

Across the centuries, the Edgcumbe family built a range of structures throughout the estate, which today reflect the development of the estate and phases of landscape design.

The 4 mile (6.5km) circular historic landscape walk visits some of these structures which have recently been conserved and consolidated, using traditional materials, to preserve them for future generations. The work has been undertaken through a Higher Level Stewardship agreement. (More details about each of the features visited can be seen in the downloadable leaflet.)

The walk starts and finishes at the Barrow Park Centre, named after the nearby Bronze Age burial mound which was possibly extended as a viewing platform in the 16th century.