National Trust Tintagel to Holywell wild flower walks

May 8, 2013 by

National Trust Tintagel to Holywell wild flower walks

Sarah Stevens, National Trust Ranger for the Tintagel to Holywell properties in North Cornwall, has passed on details of some events you may be you may be interested in, including a couple of a wild flower walks.

 Coastal wildflowers of Pentire (near Polzeath) – Sunday 19May, 10am – 1pm. Join the National Trust Rangers for a guided walk around the spectacular Pentire headland, learning about the array of wildflowers associated with the maritime grasslands here that are managed for nature conservation. Approx. 6.5km, with some arduous coast path walking. Dogs on leads welcome. Meet at Lead Mines Car Park SW941799. PL27 6QY. Bring Walking gear, refreshment, camera / binoculars. Fee – £3 per person. Booking Essential 01208 863046

Sarah is also keen on getting volunteers to help at some of their sites – if you are interested contact Sarah on 01208 863821 or check out their blog – or ‘like’ and follow them on Facebook – or email

Ragwort Raid and Wild Flower Wander, Kelsey Head, near HolywellSaturday 11 May, 10am – 4pm. Join the rangers for a morning controlling the spread of common ragwort by pulling up the plants on Kelsey Head, near Holywell. Don’t worry we’ll leave some of the plants for the 240 species of insects that love it! Then in the afternoon help us in our annual survey of the local wildflowers on the headland. Hot drinks and biscuits provided. We’ll kit you out with gloves, bin bags and ID books. Meet: Polly Joke car park, SW777599, TR8 5QS. If you want to come for the Wild Flower Wander only, meet at the car park at 1.15pm.

 Giant steps, Bedruthan – Sunday 26 May, 10am and finish at 4pm. Local legend tells of the giant Bedruthan who used some rocky stacks as stepping stones for a shortcut across the beach. True tale or Victorian invention, we’ll need some legendary helpers to repair our stone pitched steps on the South West Coast Path. Join us for a day replacing some of the stone with oak and get that feel good factor knowing that thousands of visitors will be appreciating your handy work. No experience necessary. There is the offer on the day of a discount cream tea in Carnewas café; hot drink and a scone for a bargain £2.50 for all helpers. Tools, gloves and tuition: all provided by National Trust. Bring: food and drink, footwear and clothing suitable for the weather and task. Meet: Carnewas car park (near Bedruthan Steps) SW850690, PL27 7UW. Free parking for all helpers for the day.

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