Over 250 people join Cornwall Council Walk at Pentillie Castle
Thursday 22nd October 2009
This month's Cornwall Council Walk to Pentillie Castle on the banks of the Tamar exceeded even the organisers optimistic expectations. Over 250 people from all over Cornwall (Lerryn was represented!) flocked to join the walk which included guided tours of the estate and the house. The house and grounds had been closed for over 30 years and have only recently started having "open days" so there was much interest as this walk included parts of the estate which have not been previously open to the public. The walk finished with a "bangers & mash" lunch (for which there was a small charge) in the house and adjoining marquee.
The "Castle" has been extensively refurbished to a high standard and is used for weddings and functions as well as offering accomodation, although the gardens are still reminiscent of Heligan in the early days. The original Repton landscaping is slowly being restored.
These Walks are free and are run by Cornwall Council. Advance notices are displayed on the Parish Council and other notice boards in the village.