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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..

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Time: 10am – 4pm

Meet: at Lundy Bay car park on the road to New Polzeath SW 953 795 PL27 6QZ

Lundy Bay is a sheltered scrubby valley with interesting rides, glades and meadows. Lundy Bay is part of the Cornwall AONB and Heritage Coast. Many nationally notable species survive at Lundy Bay such as early meadow-grass, autumn squill, hairy bird’s-foot-trefoil, upright chickweed and dodder (which only grows in a restricted area in the UK). There are approx. 40 species of breeding bird in this area including blackcaps, willow warblers, chiff chaffs and whitethroat.

Current management includes vegetation clearance along the paths, cutting and removing the cuttings in the meadows and ‘scallops’ alongside the paths, butterfly survey weekly between April and September and a volunteer is undertaking a project to monitor adder numbers and other species using metal corrugated sheets situated around the site.
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

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