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Health and Safety

Please wear suitable clothing and footwear (i.e boots) for your trip around the garden which will extend to around 1 1/2 miles and involve some steep slopes if you opt for the longest routes.

Slipping and tripping hazards are very real in a woodland garden like Caerhays especially after spring gales and heavy rain. Please therefore stick to the paths at all times and proceed with particular care when conditions are wet underfoot.

The woodland gardens and pathways were laid out and created long before modern health and safety requirements were even thought of so please explore carefully.

The garden does contain hidden hazards especially for children (e.g steep slopes and quarries) and it is therefore essential that children are accompanied at all times.

Those with disabilities should seek more detailed help and advice on arrival.

During adverse weather conditions the gardens may be closed for safety reasons. Details will appear on the notice board near the beach.

While the Caerhays Estate has taken reasonable measures to eliminate risks for visitors it is not possible to remove every conceivable risk in a woodland garden of this sort. The responsibility for the safety of visitors should therefore be seen to be shared between visitors and the Estate.