North Cornwall NT Events

Events coming up in North Cornwall from the National Trust:

2015

February half term 16-20th
Easter school hols Saturday 28 March – Sun 12 April
(Easter weekend is 3-6 April)
May half term 25-29 May
August bank holiday is back to the last Monday of the month – August 31st.

South West Coast Path improvements at Epphaven Cove near Polzeath.
Saturday 9 May
Help the rangers improve the steps and drains along a section of the South West Coast Path with glorious sea views. No experience required.

Start at 10am and finish at 4pm
Tools, gloves and tuition: all provided by National Trust
Bring: food and drink, footwear and clothing suitable for the weather and task
Cost: Free unless otherwise stated

Booking essential so that we can contact you if there are any last minute changes or cancellations and so we can let you know where to meet. Please call the rangers on 01208 863821 or email sarahe.stevens@nationaltrust.org.uk

Coastal challenge series: Pentire Head (near Polzeath)
Tuesday 12 May

Polzeath Run May
We’re celebrating our amazing coastline this year by going out for a run on some of the best bits. Whether you’re a seasoned trail runner or someone who last saw their trainers down the back of the sofa, we want you to join us to make the most of the beautiful coastline in North Cornwall.
We’re offering to guide you on either a 10k or 5k social run with the help of local running club Bodmin Road Runners. It will be off road, and may be a bit muddy, but once you’ve had a go, you’ll be hooked!
We’ll run to accommodate everyone’s ability, finishing up with a BBQ on the beach for those who wish to join us. A perfect way to spend a summer evening.
Time: 7pm
Booking essential and to find out more, call us on 01208 863821 or email tom.sparkes@nationaltrust.org.uk.
Bring: Running kit, water, warm clothes and food for the BBQ
Cost: Suggested donation of £1.50 per runner
Who is this event for: Runners and non-runners alike. The trails follow the coast path so can be steep and uneven. But your group leader will try to keep the group together.

Sun and Stars at Carnewas
Saturday 23 May
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
Time: 7pm-9.30pm
Bring: Wear warm clothes
Cost: Free
Booking: Not needed

Saturday 23 – Sunday 31 May

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Polzeath Marine Discovery Day 
Thursday 28 May
Cornwall Wildlife Trust, National Trust, Polzeath Marine Conservation Group and many other organisations are joining forces to bring you a Marine Day you will never forget. Come and celebrate our seas in Polzeath – learn fun and fascinating facts about our amazing marine life, create beach sculptures, take part in arts/crafts animation and much, much more!
Meet on Polzeath beach. Grid reference SW 937 790, PL27 6TA
Time: 11am-4pm
Bring: N/A
Cost: Free
Booking: Not needed

Ragwort and Sea With Cornish Rock Tors.
Saturday 13 June
Want to meet new people? Spend a day out in the fresh air and play a part in the National Trust’s important conversation work. Help the local rangers manage common ragwort by pulling up a few and then at 2pm go kayaking (or coasteering if conditions are not suitable for kayaking) with Cornish Rock Tors as a thanks for your help. You’re more than welcome to join us just for the morning if you don’t fancy getting your feet wet.
Time: 10am – 4.30pm

Tools, gloves and tuition: all provided by National Trust
Bring: food and drink, footwear and clothing suitable for the weather and task
Cost: Free unless otherwise stated

Booking essential so that we can contact you if there are any last minute changes or cancellations and so we can let you know where to meet. Please call the rangers on 01208 863821 or email sarahe.stevens@nationaltrust.org.uk

Coastal wildflowers of Pentire – guided walk
Sunday 14 June
Join the rangers for a walk around the spectacular Pentire headland (near Polzeath), learning about the array of wildflowers associated with the maritime grasslands that are managed for nature conservation. Approx. 6.5km, with some arduous coast path walking. Dogs on leads welcome.
10am – 2pm
Wear walking gear and bring refreshments, a camera and binoculars if you have them.
£3 per person
Booking essential 01208 863046

Quilt exhibition – ‘The little house of Tintagel’
Monday 15 – Sunday 28 June
Old Post Office in Tintagel
Desc based around little house on Prairie books.
Why not come and be inspired to make your own or try to win a unique craft piece in our raffle?

Rocky Valley Balsam Bonanza
Saturday 20 June
Himalayan Balsam is an invasive, non-native plant which out-competes our native flora! Team up with the 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).

10am and finish at 4pm

Tools, gloves and tuition: all provided by National Trust
Bring: food and drink, footwear and clothing suitable for the weather and task
Cost: Free unless otherwise stated

Booking essential so that we can contact you if there are any last minute changes or cancellations and so we can let you know where to meet. Please call the rangers on 01208 863821 or email sarahe.stevens@nationaltrust.org.uk

The archaeology of Rough Tor
Sunday 21 June
Join us on a walk across the iconic Rough Tor. A fascinating interpretation of one of Cornwall’s most archaeological sites. The walk will be led by professional archaeologist Peter Herring.
10am – 1.30pm
Wear appropriate clothing and bring refreshments, binoculars and camera if you have them.
Free, donations welcome
Booking essential 01208 863046

Coastal challenge series: Glebe Cliff, Tintagel

Tintagel run june
Tuesday 23 June
We’re celebrating our amazing coastline this year by going out for a run on some of the best bits. Whether you’re a seasoned trail runner or someone who last saw their trainers down the back of the sofa, we want you to join us to make the most of the beautiful coastline in North Cornwall.
We’re offering to guide you on either a 10k or 5k social run with the help of local running club Bodmin Road Runners. It will be off road, and may be a bit muddy, but once you’ve had a go, you’ll be hooked!
We’ll run to accommodate everyone’s ability, finishing up at a local pub for those who wish to join us. A perfect way to spend a summer evening.
Time: 7pm
Booking essential and to find out more, call us on 01208 863821 or email tom.sparkes@nationaltrust.org.uk.
Bring: Running kit, water, warm clothes and money for the pub after.
Cost: Suggested donation of £1.50 per runner
Who is this event for: Runners and non-runners alike. The trails follow the coast path so can be steep and uneven. But your group leader will try to keep the group together.

Big Beach Picnic at Pentireglaze Haven (Baby Bay), New Polzeath
Saturday 4 July
Join the rangers for an afternoon of fun in celebration of the inspirational North Cornwall coast. Bring along a picnic to enjoy and your favourite beach games, join in with a mix of activities for the whole family; there’ll be orienteering, geocaching, beach games, sand sculpture competition, a rock pool ramble and arts n crafts.
12pm – 4pm
Free. No booking required.

Coastal challenge series: Carnewas, near Bedruthan Steps

Carnewas run July
Tuesday 7 July
We’re celebrating our amazing coastline this year by going out for a run on some of the best bits. Whether you’re a seasoned trail runner or someone who last saw their trainers down the back of the sofa, we want you to join us to make the most of the beautiful coastline in North Cornwall.
We’re offering to guide you on either a 10k or 5k social run with the help of local running club Bodmin Road Runners. It will be off road, and may be a bit muddy, but once you’ve had a go, you’ll be hooked!
We’ll run to accommodate everyone’s ability, finishing up at the tea rooms at Carnewas for a BBQ (£5 per person) for those who wish to join us. A perfect way to spend a summer evening.
Time: 7pm
Booking essential and to find out more, call us on 01208 863821 or email tom.sparkes@nationaltrust.org.uk.
Bring: Running kit, water, warm clothes and money for the BBQ after.
Cost: Suggested donation of £1.50 per runner
Who is this event for: Runners and non-runners alike. The trails follow the coast path so can be steep and uneven. But your group leader will try to keep the group together.

Ragwort and SUP
Saturday 11 July
Check it out, a FREE Stand Up Paddle boarding lesson! In partnership with Crantock Bay Surf School. In the morning we’ll 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 you’ll take a dip in the ocean, spending a couple of hours learning all the stand up paddle boarding* basics. All equipment provided, just bring some lunch, a towel and swimwear and clothing suitable for the weather. *N.B. Stand up paddle boarding is weather and tide dependant and may be replaced by surfing.
Don’t fancy stand up paddle boarding? Just come along and help with the ragwort from 9.30am – 12.30pm
Time: 9.30am – 3pm

Tools, gloves and tuition: all provided by National Trust
Bring: food and drink, footwear and clothing suitable for the weather and task
Cost: Free unless otherwise stated

Booking essential so that we can contact you if there are any last minute changes or cancellations and so we can let you know where to meet. Please call the rangers on 01208 863821 or email sarahe.stevens@nationaltrust.org.uk

Boscastle Charity Raft Race
Sunday 12th July

Diggin’ Deeper – The marvelous history of a Medieval longhouse
Old Post Office in Tintagel
Saturday 11 – Sunday 26 July
As part of the Festival of British Archaeology, discover how this historic house would have looked over 600 years ago and how it has evolved over time. Let your little treasures become archaeologists for the day with hands-on activities in the cottage garden.

Sun and Stars at Carnewas
Saturday 18 July
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
Time: 6.30pm-9.30pm
Bring: Wear warm clothes
Cost: Free
Booking: Not needed

Rag rug workshop
Wednesday 29 July
Old Post Office in Tintagel
Join our volunteer group for the day and learn the art of rag rugging.

Bat night and BBQ
Wednesdays 29 July, 5 August and 12 August
Join the rangers for a BBQ (bring your own food) and a talk about bats. The evening will end with a short walk to the cliffs to see and hear greater horseshoe bats emerge from old mine workings. Bat capes optional!
7pm – 9.30pm
Bring a picnic / food for the BBQ, warm clothes, a rug or chair to sit on and a torch is useful.
£4 over 12s, under 12s free
Booking essential as numbers limited 01208 863046

Polzeath Rock Pool Ramble
Friday 31 July
Join National Trust rangers and Polzeath Marine Conservation Group volunteers for an exploration of the shore. Discover the wonders of the rock pools, from rare Celtic sea slugs to stalked jellyfish and an abundance of crabs.
11.30am – 1.30pm
Wear suitable clothing and footwear that can get wet but not crocs or flip flops.
£2 per person or free to members of Polzeath Marine Conservation Group
Meet at the Marine Centre in Polzeath
Booking essential 07779 896650 or polzeathmc@gmail.com

Bat night and BBQ
Wednesdays 5 August and 12 August
Join the rangers for a BBQ (bring your own food) and a talk about bats. The evening will end with a short walk to the cliffs to see and hear greater horseshoe bats emerge from old mine workings. Bat capes optional!
7pm – 9.30pm
Bring a picnic / food for the BBQ, warm clothes, a rug or chair to sit on and a torch is useful.
£4 over 12s, under 12s free
Booking essential as numbers limited 01208 863046

Summer fun activities ‘Fun in the sun’
Old Post Office in Tintagel
11-4pm
Wednesday 5 August – Create wild art as one of the 50 things to do
Wednesday 12 August – Hunt for bugs & make a home for an animal as one of the 50 things to do

Coastal challenge series: Crantock, near Newquay

Crantock and Holywell Run August
Tuesday 11 August
We’re celebrating our amazing coastline this year by going out for a run on some of the best bits. Whether you’re a seasoned trail runner or someone who last saw their trainers down the back of the sofa, we want you to join us to make the most of the beautiful coastline in North Cornwall.
We’re offering to guide you on either a 10k or 5k social run with the help of local running club Bodmin Road Runners. It will be off road, and may be a bit muddy, but once you’ve had a go, you’ll be hooked!
We’ll run to accommodate everyone’s ability, finishing up at the Bowgie Inn for a pasty and a pint (£6.50 per person) for those who wish to join us. A perfect way to spend a summer evening.
Time: 7pm
Booking essential and to find out more, call us on 01208 863821 or email tom.sparkes@nationaltrust.org.uk.
Bring: Running kit, water, warm clothes and money for the pub.
Cost: Suggested donation of £1.50 per runner
Who is this event for: Runners and non-runners alike. The trails follow the coast path so can be steep and uneven. But your group leader will try to keep the group together.

Bat night and BBQ
Wednesday 12 August
Join the rangers for a BBQ (bring your own food) and a talk about bats. The evening will end with a short walk to the cliffs to see and hear greater horseshoe bats emerge from old mine workings. Bat capes optional!
7pm – 9.30pm
Bring a picnic / food for the BBQ, warm clothes, a rug or chair to sit on and a torch is useful.
£4 over 12s, under 12s free
Booking essential as numbers limited 01208 863046

Polzeath Rock Pool Ramble
Tuesday 18 August
Join National Trust rangers and Polzeath Marine Conservation Group volunteers for an exploration of the shore. Discover the wonders of the rock pools, from rare Celtic sea slugs to stalked jellyfish and an abundance of crabs.
1.30pm – 3.30pm
Wear suitable clothing and footwear that can get wet but not crocs or flip flops.
£2 per person or free to members of Polzeath Marine Conservation Group
Meet at the Marine Centre in Polzeath
Booking essential 07779 896650 or polzeathmc@gmail.com

Rag rug workshop
Wednesday 19 August
Old Post Office in Tintagel
Join our volunteer group for the day and learn the art of rag rugging.

Coastal challenge series: Port Quin
Tuesday 1 September

Port quin run september
We’re celebrating our amazing coastline this year by going out for a run on some of the best bits. Whether you’re a seasoned trail runner or someone who last saw their trainers down the back of the sofa, we want you to join us to make the most of the beautiful coastline in North Cornwall.
We’re offering to guide you on either a 10k or 5k social run with the help of local running club Bodmin Road Runners. It will be off road, and may be a bit muddy, but once you’ve had a go, you’ll be hooked!
We’ll run to accommodate everyone’s ability, finishing up with a BBQ for those who wish to join us. A perfect way to spend a summer evening.
Time: 7pm
Booking essential and to find out more, call us on 01208 863821 or email tom.sparkes@nationaltrust.org.uk.
Bring: Running kit, water, warm clothes and food for the BBQ
Cost: Suggested donation of £1.50 per runner
Who is this event for: Runners and non-runners alike. The trails follow the coast path so can be steep and uneven. But your group leader will try to keep the group together.

‘Kitchener’s architect’
Old Post Office in Tintagel
Monday 7 – Sunday 20 September
Part of 100 faces, 100 years project – Detmar Blow

Make hay while the sun shines
Saturday 12 September
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 the rangers 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!

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

Booking essential so that we can contact you if there are any last minute changes or cancellations and so we can let you know where to meet. Please call the rangers on 01208 863821 or email sarahe.stevens@nationaltrust.org.uk

Heritage Open Day
Old Post Office in Tintagel
Saturday 12 September
Free entry to house and garden for all visitors as part of the national celebration of our culture.

Geology Rocks! Bossiney, near Tintagel
Wednesday 16 September
Interpret the coastal landscape from a different perspective – join us with a local geologist who will guide us through the geological history of the area. Includes some steep, stepped coast path.
1pm – 3.30pm
Wear suitable walking gear and bring refreshments, and camera and binoculars if you have them.
£3 per person
Booking essential 01208 863046

Polzeath Mega Beach Clean
Saturday 19 September
Help BeachCare, National Trust and Polzeath Marine Conservation Group volunteers to clean the stunning beaches at Polzeath. All equipment provided.
Meet at 3pm at Polzeath Marine Centre PL27 6TA

Cloam oven – ‘The little bake off’
Old Post Office in Tintagel
Monday 5 – Sunday 11 October
A chance to see our traditional cloam oven lit and used to produce baked goods. The oven will only be lit on certain days; please call us to find out more.

Haunting half-term
Old Post Office in Tintagel
Saturday 24 – Sunday 31 October
Discover the house in a different light this half-term with our ultra-violet light trail. £2 per trail with a Hallowe’en treat to take home.

Geology Rocks! Pentire Head, near Polzeath
Tuesday 27 October
Interpret the coastal landscape from a different perspective – join us with a local geologist who will guide us through the geological history of the area. Includes some strenuous sections of coast path.
11am – 3pm
Wear suitable walking gear and bring refreshments, and camera and binoculars if you have them.
£3 per person
Booking essential 01208 863046

 

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