North Cornwall NT Events

Events coming up in North Cornwall from the National Trust:

2014

Saturday 26 April

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Mega beach clean at Polzeath – 3pm-5pm
Help BeachCare, National Trust and Polzeath Marine Conservation Group volunteers to clean the stunning beaches at Polzeath as part of Clean Cornwall Week. All equipment provided.
Meet on Polzeath beach. Grid reference SW 937 790, PL27 6TA
Wear suitable clothes and footwear for the weather conditions.
Free
No booking needed

Workshop on Mon 28 April and Mon 5 May

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The Old Post Office in Tintagel – ‘Make Do and Mend’

Debbie Hasting’s rag artworks on displayed throughout the house. Come and explore the art of rag-cycling and try it for yourself.
Details on 01840 770024

Saturday 3 May

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Historic Hedges
Join us for a day at the historic Dannonchapel farm, dating back to the 14th century, where we’ll be spending the day repairing some Cornish hedges. These traditional field boundaries built of earth and stone are home to a huge variety of wildlife and are essential to the Cornish landscape. Learn a new skill or practice your old ones, by the end of the day you’ll be an old hand!
Meet: at the lay by in Delabole SX 068 840 PL33 9AQ

Tools, gloves and tuition: all provided by National Trust
Bring: food and drink, footwear and clothing suitable for the weather and task
Free. 10am – 4pm

For further information please call the Rangers on 01208 863821
or email sarahe.stevens@nationaltrust.org.uk

Tuesday 6 May
Footpath improvements – Boscastle

We will be improving access at Willapark in Boscastle- putting in new steps, levelling paths and improving drainage
Meet at Forrabury Church (Grid Ref: SX096 908 PL35 0DJ)

Day starts at 10am and finishes 4pm (or earlier to suit)
All tools and tuition provided
Please bring clothes that can get muddy, stout footwear and food and drink.
If event changes or is cancelled due to weather, we will endeavour to let everyone know. However feel free to get in touch to check beforehand!

Any questions: 01288 331372 or jennifer.herbert@nationaltrust.org.uk

Sunday 11 May
Newquay Road Runners: Trevornick 10 mile race – part of Cornish Grand Prix
10 mile run around Holywell, Cubert and Polly Joke. http://www.newquayroadrunners.co.uk for information and booking


Sunday 18 May
Beach clean – Northcott beach, Nr Bude

Come and help us clean our beaches. Meet at Northcott Car park (Grid Ref: SS205084)

Day starts at 10am and finishes 4pm (or earlier to suit)
All tools and tuition provided
Please bring clothes that can get muddy, stout footwear and food and drink.
If event changes or is cancelled due to weather, we will endeavour to let everyone know. However feel free to get in touch to check beforehand!

Any questions: 01288 331372 or jennifer.herbert@nationaltrust.org.uk

Wednesday 21 May
Footpath work party

Have you ever wondered who takes care of the coast path in North Cornwall? On Wednesday 21 May it could be you! Join us as we repair a section of steps overlooking the beach at Trebarwith Strand.
No experience necessary and it’s the perfect location for a post work pint at the Port William afterwards as well.
Meet: at the public car park in Trebarwith Strand SX 054 864, PL34 0HB . We’re not sure of the parking charges so please bring change.

Tools, gloves and tuition: all provided by National Trust
Bring: food and drink, footwear and clothing suitable for the weather and task
Free. 10am – 4pm

For further information please call the Rangers on 01208 863821
or email sarahe.stevens@nationaltrust.org.uk

Sunday 25 May
Coastal wildflowers of Pentire : guided walk 10am – 2pm
Join Tom, National Trust Ranger, for a 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 the National Trust Lead Mines car park. Grid reference SW 941 799, PL27 6QY
Wear walking gear and bring refreshment, a camera and binoculars if you have them.
£3 per person
Booking essential 01208 863046

Monday 26 May –Sunday 1 June
‘Going Potty!’ at the Old Post Office in Tintagel
Potter around the house and garden to see beautiful pottery on display, includes pieces by Steve Booton, Doug Fitch and Paul Jessop. Pottery demonstrations and a chance to talk to potter Steve Booton on certain days. Please call us for more information on 01840 770024

Thursday 29 May
Marine Discovery Day 11am-4pm
Cornwall Wildlife Trust, National Trust, Polzeath Marine Conservation Group, Shark Trust, National Lobster Hatchery and Cornwall Seal Group among many others are joining forces to bring you a Marine Day you will never forget. Come and celebrate our seas in Polzeath – go rockpooling with marine experts, create beach sculptures, take part in arts/crafts animation, learn how to save dolphins with marine life rescue experts and much, much more.
Meet on Polzeath Beach. Grid reference SW 937 790, PL27 6TA
If taking part in the rockpooling – wear suitable clothing and sensible footwear that can get wet (but not crocs or flip flops please).
Free and booking not needed. For more info phone 07779 896650

Saturday 31 May
Sun and stars at Carnewas – from 7pm
Join National Trust rangers and Kernow Astronomers for some stargazing at this stunning cliff-top location, recently awarded Dark Skies status.

As the sun, our nearest star, sets slowly into the sea, we may see any sunspots and flares on its surface with a special solar scope.
The moon will follow closely behind. Look for “seas”, mountains and craters through telescopes.
Thousands of stars of various colours and brightness will gradually appear and local astronomers with telescopes will guide you through our amazing Cornish sky.

Meet at the National Trust Carnewas car park. Grid reference SW 850 690, PL27 7UW
Wear warm clothes.
No booking needed, free

Tuesday 3 June
Himalayan Balsam pull, Valency Valley.

Balsam season starts again, so help us remove this invasive weed to allow our native plants and wildlife to flourish. Meet in overflow car park Boscastle, (GR: SX100 913)

Day starts at 10am and finishes 4pm (or earlier to suit)
All tools and tuition provided
Please bring clothes that can get muddy, stout footwear and food and drink
If event changes or is cancelled due to weather, we will endeavour to let everyone know. However feel free to get in touch to check beforehand!

Any questions: 01288 331372 or jennifer.herbert@nationaltrust.org.uk

Saturday 7 June
Wildflower work party

Join us for a day managing our grasslands at Cubert Common and the Kelseys. We will be managing common ragwort, a much misunderstood native plant. Although it is an essential plant for 30 invertebrate species, as a landowner we have to prevent it’s spread to nearby grazing land. This means a morning of pulling some of the ragwort plants. In the afternoon we’ll take you out onto the Kelseys, hunting for wildflowers as part of a PlantLife wildflower survey. No wildflower knowledge necessary, everyone is welcome. This is the perfect combo of a few hours grafting followed by a couple more of pleasant strolling! We’ll even throw in afternoon tea and cake.
Meet: at the Polly Joke car park on Cubert Common (head down past Treago Mill) SW 777 599 TR8 5QS

Tools, gloves and tuition: all provided by National Trust
Bring: food and drink, footwear and clothing suitable for the weather and task
Free. 10am – 4pm

For further information please call the Rangers on 01208 863821
or email sarahe.stevens@nationaltrust.org.uk

Mon 9 – Sun 22 June
‘Floral Fabrics’ at the Old Post Office in Tintagel

See wonderful machine and hand-made quilts with a floral twist to them, displayed throughout the house. Why not come and be inspired to make your own or try to win a unique craft piece in our raffle? Please call us for more information on 01840 770024

Saturday 14 June
Rocky Valley Balsam Bonanza
Himalayan Balsam is an invasive, non-native plant which out-competes our native flora! Team up with NT rangers, students from Cornwall College and local landowners to beat back this balsam invasion! Invite a friend along to this community spirited event and help conserve this beautiful and secluded valley. We’ll bring the afternoon tea and cake. Please bring wellies if you have them (we can provide if you don’t have any).
Meet: The lay by near Trevillet Mill on the B3263, SX073 891, PL34 0BB
Booking: via email northcornwall@nationaltrust.org.uk or phone 01208 863046

Sunday 15 June
Boscastle Balsam Bonanza. Valency Valley

Join us for the annual Boscastle Balsam bash. We are working with volunteers from Cornwall College Newquay to get rid of this invasive weed. Meet in overflow car park Boscastle, (GR: SX100 913)

Day starts at 10am and finishes 4pm (or earlier to suit)
All tools and tuition provided
Please bring clothes that can get muddy, stout footwear and food and drink
If event changes or is cancelled due to weather, we will endeavour to let everyone know. However feel free to get in touch to check beforehand!

Any questions: 01288 331372 or jennifer.herbert@nationaltrust.org.uk

Wednesday 18 June
Dig up and dig in
Join us for a day digging up common ragwort at Glebe Cliff near Tintagel and we’ll reward you with a free cream tea. Whilst common ragwort is great for wildlife with 30 species of insect relying on it, we also need to manage it to prevent it spreading to neighbouring grazing land. Bring plenty of enthusiasm and we’ll provide the cream tea.
Meet: at Glebe Cliff car park by St Materiana’s Church SX 050 884 PL34 0DL

Tools, gloves and tuition: all provided by National Trust
Bring: food and drink, footwear and clothing suitable for the weather and task
Free. 10am – 4pm

Booking: Please call the Rangers on 01208 863821
or email sarahe.stevens@nationaltrust.org.uk

Saturday 5 July
Footpath work party

Have you ever wondered who maintains the footpaths in North Cornwall? On Saturday July 5, it could be you! Join us as we reroute a footpath overlooking the secluded beach of Lundy Bay. We’ll be improving a previously steep and slippery path to make it more accessible. No previous experience needed, all tools and tuition provided. We’ll provide the tea and biscuits for crib!
Meet: at Lundy Bay car park on the road to New Polzeath SW 953 795 PL27 6QZ

Tools, gloves and tuition: all provided by National Trust
Bring: food and drink, footwear and clothing suitable for the weather and task
Free. 10am – 4pm

Booking: Please call the Rangers on 01208 863821
or email sarahe.stevens@nationaltrust.org.uk

Mon 7 – Sun 20 July
‘Telling Tales’ at the Old Post Office in Tintagel

Explore how this medieval hall-house became the Old Post Office and let your imagination wander in our creative writing workshops, on certain days only, otherwise self-led. Please call for more information. Please call us for more information on 01840 770024

Wed 16 July
Surf and Turf

Check it out, a FREE Surf lesson! Once a year in partnership with Crantock Bay Surf School we offer a free surf lesson to reward anyone who helps us for a morning of grassland management. For a few hours we will be tackling common ragwort, a much misunderstood native plant. Although an essential plant for 30 invertebrate species, as a landowner we have to prevent it’s spread to nearby grazing land. Then in the afternoon we’ll whip you back to Crantock Bay where you’ll take a dip in the ocean, spending 2 to 3 hours learning all the surfing* basics. All equipment provided, just bring some lunch, a towel and swimwear and clothing suitable for the weather.
Time: 10am – 6pm
Meet: at the National Trust Crantock beach car park SW 789 608 TR8 5RN Free parking for all helpers for the day.
Don’t fancy a surf? Just come along and help with the ragwort management until 3pm
*N.B. Surfing is weather and tide dependant and may be replaced by stand up paddle boarding.

Tools, gloves and tuition: all provided by National Trust
Bring: food and drink, footwear and clothing suitable for the weather and task
Free. 10am – 4pm

Booking: Please call the Rangers on 01208 863821
or email sarahe.stevens@nationaltrust.org.uk

Saturday 2 August
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Saturday 2 August
Ragwort and Butterfly Ramble

Join us for a day out undertaking grassland management and then surveying for the butterflies that make it their home. For a few hours we will be tackling common ragwort, a much misunderstood native plant. Although an essential plant for 30 invertebrate species, as a landowner we have to prevent it’s spread to nearby grazing land. Then in the afternoon we’ll take a walk past beaches and along cliff tops and sand dunes looking for butterflies. A great way to learn your Lepidoptera!
No butterfly knowledge required.
Meet: at the Polly Joke car park on Cubert Common (head down past Treago Mill) SW 777 599 TR8 5QS

Tools, gloves and tuition: all provided by National Trust
Bring: food and drink, footwear and clothing suitable for the weather and task
Free. 10am – 4pm

Booking: Please call the Rangers on 01208 863821
or email sarahe.stevens@nationaltrust.org.uk

Wednesday 20 August
Dig up and dive in
Join us for a day at the beach managing the sand dunes in the morning and then taking a dip in the ocean at the beautiful Crantock Bay in the afternoon. We’ll be digging up common ragwort which though brilliant for wildlife it also needs to be prevented from spreading to neighbouring grazing land. Bring your swimming kit and towel and we’ll bring some tea and cake for on the beach.
Time: 10am – 3pm
Meet: Booking essential to find out parking arrangements at Crantock

Tools, gloves and tuition: all provided by National Trust
Bring: food and drink, footwear and clothing suitable for the weather and task
Free. 10am – 4pm

Booking: Please call the Rangers on 01208 863821
or email sarahe.stevens@nationaltrust.org.uk

Wednesday 6, 13 and 27 August
Summer fun activities at the Old Post Office in Tintagel
11-4pm
A variety of activities to keep kids of all ages busy this summer. Details to follow. Please call us for more information on 01840 770024

Saturday 6 September
Calling all mammal detectives! We need you…
Help us survey for small mammals in the coastal valley above Lundy Bay. You’ll spend the morning by building cleverly designed tunnels that capture just the footprints of the mammals that have walked through! Build your tunnel, bait it and then we’ll place it in the meadows and woodland around Lundy Bay to see what mammals are living there. Please note, if you want to find out what small mammals have walked through your tunnel, you will have to revisit it the next day or alternatively we can let you know what has passed through.
Time: 11am – 2pm
Meet: at Pentireglaze (ranger offices) SW 944 798 PL27 6QY. Parking available at the Lead Mines car park SW 941 799 PL27 6QY

Tools, gloves and tuition: all provided by National Trust
Bring: food and drink, footwear and clothing suitable for the weather and task
Free. 10am – 4pm

Booking: Please call the Rangers on 01208 863821
or email sarahe.stevens@nationaltrust.org.uk

Saturday 13 September
Heritage Open Day at the Old Post Office in Tintagel

Free entry to house and garden for all visitors as part of the national celebration of our culture. Please call us for more information on 01840 770024

Monday 8 – Sunday 28 Sept
‘The Home Front, WW1’ at the Old Post Office in Tintagel

In commemoration of WW1 join us and learn more about what life was like here in Cornwall when war broke out in 1914. Please call us for more information on 01840 770024

Wednesday 17 September
Make hay while the sun shines

Grab this volunteering opportunity by the scruff of the neck and literally help us make some hay! To encourage biodiversity in the marvellous hay meadows around Lundy Bay we cut after the flowers have set seed and then rake off the hay. Come and help us rake hay and we’ll hopefully bring the sunshine! Whatever the weather you’ll get a ploughman’s lunch and cup of cider / apple juice for your trouble – all at a very competitive £1.50 per person!
Meet at Lundy Bay car park on the road to New Polzeath SW 953 795 PL27 6QZ

Tools, gloves and tuition: all provided by National Trust
Bring: food and drink, footwear and clothing suitable for the weather and task
Free. 10am – 4pm

Booking: Please call the Rangers on 01208 863821
or email sarahe.stevens@nationaltrust.org.uk

High tides
7.7m on 9th Sept
7.8m on 10th Sept
7.7m on 11th Sept

We have several forecast extra high tides for this year. Any one of these high tides accompanied by a storm surge could spell danger at places like Carnewas (where the staircase could be at risk), Port Gaverne, Port Quin and Boscastle. There are of course other high tides during the year when similar conditions could cause problems.

In the February and September of 2014 astronomical tides are predicted to be significantly higher than the normal range in response to enhanced gravitational pull caused by planetary alignment/distances. There will be a further peak in spring and autumn 2015 before the astronomical influence tails off again for a decade or so. The corresponding low spring tides will also be exceptional and we my get glimpses of seabed features in the intertidal that are rarely seen, of both natural and historic environment interest.

26 and 27 of September 2014
Cruel and Curious (art show) at Stowe Barton

Saturday 4 October
Rattling reeds
Join us for a day out in the rattling reed beds of Porth Mear valley. We need help with our biannual reed cut, preventing the reed bed from drying out and encouraging biodiversity. A great way to spend a Saturday using traditional cutting tools and watching out for kestrels on the valley slopes. You can even have a go at weaving yourself a reed mat! We’ll provide the essential tea and biscuits. Bring wellies if you have them, we can provide them otherwise.
Meet: at Park Head car park SW 852 707 PL27 7UU

Tools, gloves and tuition: all provided by National Trust
Bring: food and drink, footwear and clothing suitable for the weather and task
Free. 10am – 4pm

Booking: Please call the Rangers on 01208 863821
or email sarahe.stevens@nationaltrust.org.uk

Monday 6– Sunday 12 Oct
‘Faggots, Futtocks and Furze’ at the Old Post Office in Tintagel
Making good use of our local gorse and tickling our taste-buds visit us to see our bread oven come alive as we bake Cornish treats. The oven will only be lit on certain days; please call us to find out more. 01840 770024

High Tides
(7.6m) 8 and 9 October

We have several forecast extra high tides for this year. Any one of these high tides accompanied by a storm surge could spell danger at places like Carnewas (where the staircase could be at risk), Port Gaverne, Port Quin and Boscastle. There are of course other high tides during the year when similar conditions could cause problems.

In the February and September of 2014 astronomical tides are predicted to be significantly higher than the normal range in response to enhanced gravitational pull caused by planetary alignment/distances. There will be a further peak in spring and autumn 2015 before the astronomical influence tails off again for a decade or so. The corresponding low spring tides will also be exceptional and we my get glimpses of seabed features in the intertidal that are rarely seen, of both natural and historic environment interest.

Wednesday 15 Oct
Rattling reeds

Join us for the second volunteer work party in the rattling reed beds of Porth Mear valley. We need help with our biannual reed cut, preventing the reed bed from drying out and encouraging biodiversity. A great way to spend a weekday using traditional cutting tools and watching out for kestrels on the valley slopes. You can even have a go at weaving yourself a reed mat! We’ll provide the essential tea and biscuits. Bring wellies if you have them, we can provide them otherwise
Meet: at Park Head car park SW 852 707 PL27 7UU

Tools, gloves and tuition: all provided by National Trust
Bring: food and drink, footwear and clothing suitable for the weather and task
Free. 10am – 4pm

Booking: Please call the Rangers on 01208 863821
or email sarahe.stevens@nationaltrust.org.uk

Saturday 25 – Fri 31 Oct
Haunting half term at the Old Post Office in Tintagel

Creepy crafts to entertain the kids over the school half term.
‘Tricks and treats’ for kids on Fri 31 Oct. Please call us for more information on 01840 770024

Wednesday 29 October
Family Scrub Bash

Bonfires, potatoes, toasting marshmallows, we’ve got the lot! Bring along the family and help us in our efforts to reduce gorse and blackthorn and help the wildlife living in our valuable coastal habitats around Lundy Bay. To reward your efforts we’ll cook up a jacket potato lunch on the bonfire. Just remember to bring clothing that is suitable for the weather and some sturdy boots (we’ll be working about 1km walk from the car). Don’t forget your Mum or Dad!
Meet: at Lundy Bay car park on the road to New Polzeath SW 953 795 PL27 6QZ

Tools, gloves and tuition: all provided by National Trust
Bring: food and drink, footwear and clothing suitable for the weather and task
Free. 10am – 4pm

Booking: Please call the Rangers on 01208 863821
or email sarahe.stevens@nationaltrust.org.uk

Saturday 1 November
Scrub n Spuds at Porthcothan Cliffs

Join us in our efforts to reduce gorse and blackthorn and promote greater biodiversity in our valuable coastal habitats on Porthcothan cliffs. To reward your efforts we’ll cook up a jacket potato lunch on the bonfire. Family friendly or a great way to meet new people.
Meet: at the council car park in Porthcothan SW 859 719 PL28 8LP
Bring: any extra jacket potato fillings you would like (we’ll provide cheese and beans). Clothing suitable for the weather, working in thorns and brambles and that you don’t mind getting smoky/muddy.

Tools, gloves and tuition: all provided by National Trust
Bring: food and drink, footwear and clothing suitable for the weather and task
Free. 10am – 4pm

Booking: Please call the Rangers on 01208 863821
or email sarahe.stevens@nationaltrust.org.uk

Wednesday 19 November
Scrub n Spuds at Willapark

Join us in our efforts to reduce gorse and blackthorn and promote greater biodiversity of our valuable coastal habitats on the impressive headland at Willapark near Tintagel. Great views up and down the coast of towering cliffs and soaring seabirds. To reward your efforts we’ll cook up a jacket potato lunch on the bonfire. Family friendly or a great way to meet new people.
Meet: at the small car park by Bossiney toilets SX 067 889 PL34 0AY
Bring: any extra jacket potato fillings you would like (we’ll provide cheese and beans). Clothing suitable for the weather, working in thorns and brambles and that you don’t mind getting smoky/muddy.

Tools, gloves and tuition: all provided by National Trust
Bring: food and drink, footwear and clothing suitable for the weather and task
Free. 10am – 4pm

Booking: Please call the Rangers on 01208 863821
or email sarahe.stevens@nationaltrust.org.uk

Saturday 6 December
Scrub n Spuds at Baby Bay

Join us in our efforts to reduce gorse and blackthorn and promote greater biodiversity of our valuable coastal habitats in the valley overlooking Pentireglaze Haven (also known as Baby Bay). Great views across Padstow Bay and the rolling surf. To reward your efforts we’ll cook up a jacket potato lunch on the bonfire and throw in a festive mulled wine. Family friendly or a great way to meet new people.
Meet: at the free parking area at New Polzeath, overlooking Polzeath beach SW 935 795 PL27 6UG
Bring: any extra jacket potato fillings you would like (we’ll provide cheese and beans). Clothing suitable for the weather, working in thorns and brambles and that you don’t mind getting smoky/muddy

Tools, gloves and tuition: all provided by National Trust
Bring: food and drink, footwear and clothing suitable for the weather and task
Free. 10am – 4pm

Booking: Please call the Rangers on 01208 863821
or email sarahe.stevens@nationaltrust.org.uk

Wednesday 17 December
Christmas Beach Clean Up at Holywell and Crantock

Take a break from Christmas shopping and present wrapping and help us clean up these spectacular beaches for a couple of hours ready for those Christmas time walks.
Meet: 10am at Holywell car park, SW 767 587 TR8 5PF and / or 1pm at Crantock beach car park, SW 789 608 TR8 5RN

Tools, gloves and tuition: all provided by National Trust
Bring: food and drink, footwear and clothing suitable for the weather and task
Free. 10am – 4pm

Booking: Please call the Rangers on 01208 863821
or email sarahe.stevens@nationaltrust.org.uk

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