The Big Swim 17 and 18 August

Enjoy swimming? How about from Port Gaverne to Port Isaac or further still, Port Quin to Port Isaac?

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On Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th August its your chance to do just that, with safety cover and raising money for local charities in the process. Take a look at http://www.thebigswimcornwall.co.uk for all the details.

Like running and kayaking as well as swimming? There’s a triathlon available too. There’s a big party in Port Isaac on the Saturday night with a minibus service running people to and from Port Isaac to a local campsite – so you can make a weekend of it.

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We wholly support the idea of The Big Swim, getting people outdoors and enjoying what nature has to offer. The National Trust looks after the beach and surrounding area at Port Gaverne, a hamlet steeped in fascinating history. The local ranger team would love to be able to install an information board explaining the history and wildlife of the area for locals and visitors to enjoy at this very popular location. With help from monies raised from The Big Swim, we should be able to get a new information board in place.

The National Trust also looks after parts of Port Quin Bay, including some of the buildings once lived in by fishermen when the hamlet was a thriving pilchard fishing village. Had the National Trust not acquired many of the places it has, they could have been developed beyond all recognition with wildlife habitats, historical interest and public access lost.

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Don’t fancy getting your feet wet but would like to be part of this event? Help is needed with registration, transition areas and welcoming everyone back onto dry land, please get in touch if you can help out, even if its only for a couple of hours.

Sarah Stevens, Ranger, Tintagel to Holywell 01208 863821 sarahe.stevens@nationaltrust.org.uk

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