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    Hi, This e-mail is sent out automatically every month to remind members of the different commands used to manage the Cornish Wildlife Egroup. Hopefully it will
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      Hi,

      This e-mail is sent out automatically every month to remind members of the different commands used to manage the Cornish Wildlife Egroup. Hopefully it will also encourage members to contribute to the discussions and also use the other facilities open to them.

      Please feel free to contribute to this list all your views and ideas
      about wildlife conservation in Cornwall.

      Please note that the sending of attachments is not permitted due to the threat of the transmission of viruses. Attachments are automatically removed by egroups that host this list.

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      It would be a good idea, but not compulsory, if new members introduced
      themselves to the other list members after they join. It is always
      interesting to find out if your particular interests are shared by
      other members.It is also nice to know roughly where people live.

      You can submit your URL's for everyone to share by going to our homepage at:
      http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/cornishwildlife

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      Sincerely,

      Vincent Smith.

      Cornish Wildlife.


      Useful websites:

      Birds of the River Camel: http://www.btinternet.com/~lawson/camelbirds/camelbirdlife.html

      Birdwatching in West Cornwall: http://www.sennen-cove.com/birds.htm

      Botanical Group Cornwall: http://floracam.co.uk/bcg

      Cornish Biological Records Unit: http://www.ex.ac.uk/~cnfrench/ics/cbru/cbruhome.htm

      Cornwall Birdwatching and Preservation Society.
      http://www.cbwps.org.uk

      Cornwall County Council: http://www.cornwall.gov.uk

      Cornwall Moth Group: http://members.aol.com/Cornwallmoths

      Cornwall Wildlife Trust: http://www.wildlifetrust.org.uk/cornwall

      Cornwall Dolphin Group: http://www.chelonia.demon.co.uk

      Eden Project: http://www.edenproject.com

      National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek: http://www.sealsanctuary.co.uk

      This is Cornwall: http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk

      West Cornwall Badger Group:
      http://www.cornwallbadgergroup.org.uk

      West Penwith Environmentally Sensitive Area (MAFF site):
      http://www.maff.gov.uk/erdp/docs/national/annexes/annexx/wprex2.htm

      Other Useful Websites at : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CornishWildlife/links


      WILDLIFE EVENTS IN CORNWALL - Children must be accompanied by adults.

      Wildlife events in Cornwall - September.


      Throughout September & October 2007
      PURPLE HAZE- A SPECIAL BREW FROM SKINNERS
      Skinners have brewed a new beer, Purple Haze, especially for the Heath Fest celebrations!
      The special ingredient is heathland honey from bees kept on heathland nature reserves on the Lizard.
      5p from every bottle sold will go to the Cornwall Wildlife Trust for work on heathlands.
      Ring Skinners on 01872 245689 or visit www.skinnersbrewery.com to find out where it can be found after its launch at the Heath & Country Fair on Sept 2nd.



      Throughout September 2007
      HEATH FEST PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION
      Heathlands are ablaze with colour in September, so why not try and capture this in a photograph and enter the Cornwall Wildlife Trust�s photography competition? Help can be obtained if you attend the event on September 2nd (see below)
      Entries can be digital, 7 x 5� print or transparency and must be received by the 30th September for judging in early October.
      Prizes include the latest book by David Chapman: �Wild about Cornwall�, a celebration of the natural history of Cornwall and IOS, and the winning photo will be on display at Fifteen Cornwall throughout October.
      Please email digital entries to alisonf@... or post to Alison Forward, Cornwall Wildilfe Trust, Five Acres, Allet,Truro, TR4 9DJ.
      Entries cannot be returned.
      Organised to celebrate Heath Fest 2007



      Saturday, 1 September 2007
      WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
      West Cornwall
      Varies daily. For further information see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk, or call (01736) 811200.
      Meet at Albert Pier & Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour.
      SW477303.
      Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the look-out for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish and seasonal Birds.
      3 hours. �35 adults. �25 children.
      Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
      4 hours. �35 adults. �25 child.
      Bring warm water-proof clothing. Boots for the land tours. Short walks part of the itinerary. Cameras, binoculars. Snacks, drinks.
      Leader: Rory Goodall
      Contact: See www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk, or call (01736) 811200.
      Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.




      Saturday, 1st September 2007
      FUNGI AND MUSHROOM FORAY.
      Breney and Redmoor.
      10.00am
      A walk around our two Nature Reserves to find and identify wild mushrooms with expert help of the CWT Fungi group.
      Bring stout footwear and picnic. All are welcome and ideal for beginners.
      Meet at reserve car park (SX062615)
      Organised by Restormel Group




      Saturday, 1st September 2007
      LIVING CHURCHYARDS AUTUMN WORKSHOP
      Booking Essential
      Cardinham Church, Cardinham nr Bodmin
      Arrive 9.30am for coffee to start at 10.00am Finish approx 2.00pm
      Meet at Cardinham Church (SX123686)
      A look at the fascinating world of lichens in the churchyard
      Bring lunch and suitable outdoor wear
      Leaders: Robert Moor and Bob Hodgson
      Contact: Robert Moor (01872) 272929
      Organised by Cornwall Living Churchyards Project




      Sunday, 2 September 2007
      WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
      West Cornwall
      Varies daily. For further information see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk, or call (01736) 811200.
      Meet at Albert Pier & Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour.
      SW477303.
      Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the look-out for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish and seasonal Birds.
      3 hours. �35 adults. �25 children .
      Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
      4 hours. �35 adults. �25 child (suitable for over 10yrs only).
      Bring warm water-proof clothing. Boots for the land tours. Short walks part of the itinerary. Cameras, binoculars. Snacks, drinks.
      Leader: Rory Goodall
      Contact: See www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk, or call (01736) 811200.
      Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.




      Sunday 2nd September 2007
      ROCKPOOL RAMBLE
      Marazion
      14.00-16.00
      Come and discover what lives in the rockpools around this part of the Cornish shore and learn some fascinating facts about what you find from our marine expert and guide.
      Wear non-slip rock scrambling shoes that you are prepared to get wet and bring water to drink, sun protection or rain gear, depending on the weather.
      Meet on the beach below the Goldolphin Hotel (SW 517 305)
      Leader: Paul Semmens
      Organised for Fox Club



      Sunday, 2nd September 2007
      HEATH & COUNTRY FAIR
      Botallack Count House, St Just
      12.00pm to 4.30pm
      Come and enjoy a proper country fair, with steam engines and lots of stalls, and find out more about the heathland around this part of West Penwith.
      Guided walks and attractions for the whole family. Refreshments available.
      Bring waterproofs just in case.
      Cost �1.50 for adults and children FREE
      Access is from the B3306, St Just to St Ives road, 3 miles west of Pendeen (SW364336) or there is a bus from Penzance station to Botallack.
      More information from The Count House (01736) 788588. or CWT Penwith group (01736) 731238
      Leader: Jane Haward & N.T. staff
      Organised to launch Heath Fest 2007




      Sunday, 2nd September 2007
      GUIDED WALK
      South Penquite Farm, Blisland, Bodmin Moor
      Family event
      2.00pm to 4.00pm
      Come and find out about how our Moorland Mutton benefits from the Stewardship Scheme work we have carried out around our organic moorland farm.
      Meet the sheep and enjoy this wonderful heathland habitat.
      Meet at the farm � (SX 107 750)
      Travelling east on the A30, at the crossroads near Temple, take the left turn signposted to St Breward, north onto the open moor. Drive down this little road across the moor for about 2 miles ignoring any turns to the left or right and the South Penquite farm lane will come up on your right ~ easy!
      Wear outdoor shoes and waterproofs and bring binoculars, if you have them.
      Booking essential as places limited to 30 so contact the leader on 01208 850491
      Leader: Dominic Fairman.
      Organised as part of Heath Fest 2007



      Sunday, 2nd September 2007
      FLOWER PHOTOGRAPHY
      Goonhilly
      Adult event
      10am start
      We will photograph heathland flowers in the morning and possibly dragonflies after lunch and there will be the opportunity to enter a photography competition with the photos you take. Entries can be digital, 7" x 5" print or transparency, and have to be received by the end of September for judging in the first week of October. Prizes include the latest book by the leader: "Wild About Cornwall", a celebration of the natural history of Cornwall and the IOS and the winning photograph will be displayed at the famous Fifteen Cornwall Restaurant in Watergate Bay for the month of October!
      Meet at the National Nature Reserve car park at Goonhilly Downs (SW 729 211)
      Access is from the B3293, Helston to Coverack road, and the car park is on the right just after the Earth Station visitor centre.
      Bring a packed lunch, camera, boots and wet weather gear.
      Booking essential so contact the leader on 01736 850287
      Leader: David Chapman (Cornwall Photographic Group)
      Organised to celebrate Heath Fest 2007



      Sunday, 2nd September 2007
      BOTANICAL WALK
      Rosenannon Downs, near St Columb Major
      Adult event
      14.00-17.00
      Come and learn more about the rare and beautiful flora of this wondeful heath and the nearby bog.
      Meet at Rosenannon village (SW 956 661). Park in the village and we will walk down to the Downs (SW 957 669).
      Access is from the A39, St Columb to Wadebridge road, turning right at the junction with the B3274 to Tregonetha where you transfer to an unclassified road to St Wenn. Take the next left and travel about a mile down to Rosenannon village.
      Bring walking boots, waterproofs, sun screen and water
      Booking preferred, so ring Cornwall Wildlife Trust on 01872 273939 X 212
      Leader: Ian Bennallick (Cornwall Botanical Group)
      Organised to celebrate Heath Fest 2007



      Sunday, 2nd September 2007
      A LOWLAND AMBLE
      Kit Hill Country Park, near Callington
      14.00-16.30
      Join the Countryside Team on a leisurely walk around the 400 acres of western heath on Kit Hill to find out why heathland is so precious, why it has to be managed, and the beneficial effects of the past few years of winter cutting and burning followed by summer grazing.
      The walk is about 2 miles long over rough, uneven ground so wear suitable footwear and clothing.
      Meet at the adit car park on Kit Hill (SX 379 714)
      Access is from the A390, Liskeard to Tavistock road, with Kit Hill signposted to the north just after Callington.
      Cost �2 adults, �1.50 concessions, �6 families.
      Booking essentail, so ring 01872 323468.
      Leaders: Cornwall County Council Countryside Team
      Organised to celebrate Heath Fest 2007



      Friday, 7th September 2007
      HEATHLANDS IN COLOUR -DRAWING WITH PASTELS
      Bodrifty Iron Age Village & Mulfra Quoit
      Adult event
      10.00-12.30 (walk) & 13.30-16.00 (drawing)
      This one day workshop will combine a guided walk around these West Penwith sites of outstanding natural beauty with an exploration of colour and texture, sketching with dry pastels.
      The guided walk can be booked separately as a half-day event, with the creative session for the artistically-minded carrying on after lunch. In poor weather the afternoon drawing session will take place "in studio" at Geevor Tin Mine
      Meet at Lefrouder car park outside St Just library (SW 368 315)
      Access is from the A3071, Penzance to St Just road.
      Bring a packed lunch, digital camera, own art materials (or order them through the leader) and something to sit on.
      Cost �5 (walk only) or �20 (all day) with a �2 per person charge for the village minibus to transport us to and from the site in order to prevent traffic congestion at Bodrifty
      Booking essentail, so contact leaders on 01736 810204 / 07971 577358
      Leaders: Rory Goodall & Diane Spiers
      Organised to celebrate Heath Fest 2007



      Friday, 7th September 2007
      LATE SUMMER GUIDED WALK
      Predannack Wollas, near Mullion
      Adult event
      14.00-16.30
      Discover the rare plants, unique geology and stunning landscape of this area and experience the unique Lizard heathland in glorious late summer colour.
      Meet at the National Trust car park at Predannack Wollas (SW 669 162)
      Access is from the A3083, Helston to Lizard road, turning right to Mullion at Cross Lanes and then first left after exiting Mullion up Ghost Hill to Predannack.
      Wear stout footwear and waterproofs
      Cost �2 per person
      Booking preferred, so ring leader on 01326 240282
      Leader: Justin Whitehouse (National Trust)
      Organised to celebrate Heath Fest 2007



      Saturday, 8th September 2007
      FLYING CREATURES OF THE HEATH
      Windmill Farm Nature Reserve
      Family event
      9.30am to 11.30am
      Come and walk through the beautiful Cornish Heath in search of heathland birds and whirring dragonflies.
      Wear outdoor shoes and long trousers.
      Meet at the Visitor Centre (SW694153)
      Access to the reserve is 1 mile north of Lizard Village off the A3083. Turn right going towards Lizard Village at the �Wild Camping� sign and follow the (very bumpy) lane until you see the windmill.
      Booking essential so ring CWT on (01872) 273939 X 212 to book your place.
      Leader: Martin Rule
      Organised in celebration of Heath Fest 2007




      Saturday, 8th September 2007
      LARVAL WEB HUNT OF THE MARSH FRITILLARY
      Bodmin Moor
      Family event
      11.00am to 1.00pm
      Everyone is welcome to come along and help monitor populations of this endangered butterfly and learn about why it is under threat and how we are working to save it.
      Come and help us with the essential survey work whilst learning to identify the webs of the Marsh Fritillary caterpillar.
      Meet at Church Hay Down, St Brewards, (SX101771). Pick ups available so phone Betty on 01209 891360 for more information.
      Wear old clothes, sturdy shoes and bring a packed lunch.
      Leader: Jess Tatton-Brown (BTCV)
      Organised in celebration of Heath Fest 2007




      Saturday, 8th September 2007
      BRACKEN BASH
      Calvadnack Moor, near Porkellis
      Suitable for adults & older children only
      10.30-15.30
      Come and see how heathland is restored and managed for wildlife. Our ecologist will be on hand to answer any questions about why we are apparently destroying one plant species to favour others.
      Meet at the end of the track leading to the Moor (SW 698 366)
      Access is from the B3297, Redruth to Four Lanes road, taking a left turn to Carmenellis 1.5 miles after Four Lanes, at the Nine Maidens Centre. Stay on this road for 1.5 miles and shortly after Carmenellis House on the left and Calvadnack Vean on the right, the road turns sharply left towards Stithians; directly opposite this bend on the right is the access track to Calvadnack Moor. Follow the Cornwall Wildlife Truist signs down the track and park at the end.
      Wear long trousers and stout footwear and bring work gloves, a packed lunch, sun screen and plenty of water.
      Booking essential, so phone CWT on 01872 273939 X 212
      Leader: Liz Cartwright (Cornwall Wildlife Trust)
      Organised to celebrate Heath Fest 2007



      Sunday, 9th September 2007
      WILDLIFE GEM IN THE HEART OF CORNWALL
      Goss Moor
      Family event
      10.30-12.30 (followed by a BBQ where you can sample a "Beef from the Heath" burger)
      Join us on a guided walk and find out how Goss Moor's past use has led it to become one of the top wildlife sites in Europe, and why cattle and farmers are so important in managing the Morr today.
      Wear outdoor clothing and footwear and bring water to drink.
      Booking essential, so ring Nicholas Marriott on 01726 828183 for details of where to meet
      Leader: Martin Davey (Mid-Cornwall Moors LIFE Project)
      Organised in celebration of Heath Fest 2007



      Sunday, 9th September 2007
      RECYCLING LANDSCAPE - MIMICKING NATURE
      Wheal Peevor, near Redruth
      Family event
      13.00-17.00
      Join us in a creative child and family workshop using recycled materials. we will explore the comings and goings of animal and plant life around the mine site, with a look at how nature can reclaim even the most industrially-decimated landscape.
      We will start with quick sketches made on site and then continue at Treleigh Primary School (a short walk away).
      Suitable for all ages, but under 10s must be accompanied by an adult. In the event of poor weather the creative workshop will start at treleigh School at 2pm.
      Meet at the start of the Wheal Peevor site, parking outside the former chapel in Radnor (SW 706 442)
      Wear stout footwear and bring refreshments, if required.
      Booking essential as numbers are limited and to find out the cost, so ring leader on 01872 323468 (9am-5pm weekdays only)
      Leaders: Rory Goodall (Wildlife & history guide) & Diane Spiers (Heritage artist)
      Organised to celebrate Heath Fest 2007



      Sunday, 9th September 2007
      GUIDED WALK
      Wheal Peevor, near Redruth
      Adult event
      11.00-12.30
      Join us on a guided walk around this unique, three engine house mine site, which has been newly conserved by Kerrier District Council.
      Meet outside the former chapel in Radnor (SW 706 442)
      Access is from the Redruth turning off the A30. Follow the signs to North Country and at the crossroads turn right to Radnor. The chapel is 1km further on the right-hand side.
      Wear stout footwear
      Booking essentail so contact leader on 01872 323468 (office hours only)
      Leaders: Martin Ackerley (KDC) & Rory Goodall (Wildlife Expert)
      Organised to celebrate Heath Fest 2007



      Monday, 10 September 2007
      RESULTS OF FIELD TRIPS
      Allet
      7:30 pm
      A review of the photographs members have taken on the regular outdoor group field trips.
      Organised by Photographic Group




      Wednesday, 12th September 2007
      HEATHLANDS IN COLOUR - DRAWING WITH PASTELS
      Bodrifty Iron Age Village & Mulfra Quoit
      Adult event
      Details as 7th September
      Organised to celebrate Heath Fest 2007



      Thursday, 13th September 2007
      ILLUSTRATED TALK ON THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF WEST CORNWALL
      Cornish Mines & Engines, Pool near Camborne
      Adult event
      19.00-21.00hrs
      Come and enjpoy an illustrated talk about the development of the rugged landscape of west Cornwall and find out how the heatjland here was developed by the action of prehistoric man over the ages
      Free, but a donation is requested for refreshments at the end of the talk
      Meet at the National trust engine house behind Morrison's supermarket (SW 674 417)
      Access is from the A3047, Camborne to Redruth road, with the supermarket at the top of the hill on the LEFT after the mini-roundabout in Pool (NB It is NOT the first engine house that you see on the RIGHT)
      More information available from Jane Affleck at the mine on 01209 315027
      Leader: Paul Bonnington (National Trust)
      Organised in celebration of Heath Fest 2007



      Thursday, 13th September 2007
      FELTED LANDSCAPE
      Botallack Counthouse, St Just
      Adult event
      10.00-16.00
      Heathlands in autumn offer the creatively-minded a spectacular palette of colour and texture to explore. Felt-making offers a comparable feast of colour and texture opportunities, so combine the two and you can't go wrong! Try your hand at creating a beautiful wall hanging or felt sampler in this one-day workshop. Open to all levels but suitable for beginners.
      Cost �30 and all materials provided
      Meet at Botallack Count House. Access is from the B3306, St Just to St Ives road, 3 miles west of Pndeen (SW 364 336), or there is a bus from Penzance station to Botallack
      Booking essentail as places are limited, so phone the leader on 01736 810204 / 07971 577358
      Leader: Diane Spiers (Local artist)
      Organised to celebrate Heath Fest 2007



      Friday, 14th September 2007
      SHIMMERING SEAS, COLOURFUL CLIFFS
      Porthgwarra to Land's End
      Family event
      10.45am start
      Join wildlife personality, Roy Phillips, and Elemental Tours guide, Rory Goodall, for a 3 hour guided walk across the far West's glorious Maritime heath; passing some of Cornwall's most stunning cliff scenery, with glimpses of seals and, maybe, some dolphoins and basking sharks as well. The area is renowned for its flowers, reptiles, insects and bird life.
      Cost: �5 adults, �2 children (over 10s only).
      Meet at Porthgwarra car park. Return shuttle service available from Land's End.
      Bring a packed lunch, strong shoes, weather-appropriate clothing. The walk is easy to medium going.
      Booking essential, so contact the leader on 01736 811200 / 07971 540280
      Leader: Rory Goodall (Elemental Tours)
      Organised in celebration of Heath Fest 2007



      Friday, 14th September 2007
      MARVELLOUS MOTHS
      Windmill Farm Nature Reserve, on the Lizard
      Family event
      8.00pm to 10.30pm
      Come and see what we can catch in our moth traps tonight. There will be many resident and migrant moths to see and we may be lucky enough to find one of the giant hawk moths as well. Our moth expert will be on hand to explain how the traps work and more about the insects found
      Meet down the very end of the track at (SW694152)
      Access to the reserve is 1 mile north of Lizard Village off the A3083. Turn right going towards Lizard Village at the "Wild Camping" sign and follow the (very bumpy) lane until you see the windmill.
      Wear suitable clothing and footwear for traipsing across the reserve and bring a torch and something to sit on.
      Booking essential so phone CWT on (01872) 273939 X 212 to book your place.
      Leader: Phil Boggis (Cornwall Moth Group)
      Organised in celebration Heath Fest 2007




      Saturday, 15 September 2007
      WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
      West Cornwall
      Varies daily. For further information see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk, or call (01736) 811200.
      Meet at Albert Pier & Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour.
      SW477303.
      Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the look-out for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish and seasonal Birds.
      3 hours. �35 adults. �25 children.
      Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
      4 hours. �35 adults. �25 child.
      Bring warm water-proof clothing. Boots for the land tours. Short walks part of the itinerary. Cameras, binoculars. Snacks, drinks.
      Leader: Rory Goodall
      Contact: See www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk, or call (01736) 811200.
      Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.




      Sunday, 16th September 2007
      CREEPY CRAWLIES WALK
      Windmill Farm Nature Reserve
      Family event
      2.00pm to 4.00pm
      Come and enjoy this wonderful heathland reserve and see what we can find crawling around in the undergrowth. Careful watch should be kept for adders and slow-worms basking in the sun and for their small mammal prey species.
      Wear outdoor shoes and long trousers.
      Meet at the entrance to reserve (SW694153)
      Access to the reserve is 1 mile north of Lizard Village off the A3083. Turn right going towards Lizard Village at the "Wild Camping" sign and follow the (very bumpy) lane until you see the windmill.
      Booking essential so phone Kirstie on (01872) 273939 X 203 to book your place.
      Leader: Mark Nicholson (Cornwall Reptile and Amphibian Group)
      Organised in celebration of Heath Fest 2007




      Sunday, 16th September 2007
      PORTH RESERVOIR AND COLAN CHURCHYARD.
      10.00am
      A walk around Porth Reservoir and Colan Churchyard to find and identify wild mushrooms with expert help of the CWT Fungi group.
      Bring stout footwear and picnic. All are welcome and idea for beginners.
      Meet at reservoir car park near Newquay. (SW864620).
      Organised by Restormel Group




      Sunday, 16th September 2007
      RIVERSIDE WALK ALONG THE INNEY � RIVER, FISH AND FARM.
      East Farm, Rezare
      10.00am
      The Old School Resource Centre, Stoke Climsland (in village centre opp the PO), to share cars. (SX 36017445)
      with Alison Jewell of East Fm Children welcome !
      Bring Wellies
      Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group




      Sunday, 16th September 2007
      KYNANCE'S COLOURFUL HEATH
      Kynance Coce, the Lizard
      Family event
      10.00-12.30
      Join us for a guided wildlife walk, exploring the magnificent heathland and coastline around this famous cove.
      Meet in Kynance's N.T. car park (SW 688 133)
      Access is from the A3083, Helston to Lizard road, and Kynance Cove is signposted on the right before entering Lizard Village
      Wear stout footwear and bring binoculars and waterproofs. Dogs on leads welcome.
      Cost �2 and car park charges apply to non-NT members
      Booking not necessary, but further information from leader on 01326 291052
      Leader: rachel Holder (National Trust
      Organised to celebrate Heath Fest 2007



      Mondat, 17 September 2007
      TALK: ROSEMOOR TROUGH THE SEASONS � DAVE SQUIRE
      Parkhouse Centre, Bude
      7:30pm
      Organised by Tamar Group




      Thursday, 17th September 2007
      ILLUSTRATED TALK
      Cornish Mines & Engines, Pool
      19.00-21.00
      Come and find out about the archaeological landscape of West Cornwall and find out how the rare Cornish heathland there was created by our ancestors. There will be refreshments provided.
      Park in Morrison's supermarket car park and walk into the engine house.
      Access is from the A30, taking the Camborne / Pool turnoff and turning left at the roundabout. Continue on the road to Redruth, past Cornwall College and through Pool to the supermarket at the top of the hill on the left.
      Booking preferred, so phone CWT on 01872 273939 x 212 for further details.
      Leader: Paul Boddington (National Trust)
      Organised in celebration of Heath Fest 2007



      Tuesday, 18th September 2007
      THE PAST IN THE PRESENT: MAKING THE MOST OF THE HISTORIC ENVIRONMENT ON WEST CORNWALL'S HEATHLAND
      Goonhilly Earth Station Visitor Centre
      Adult event
      14.15-16.45
      This event includes a presentation on current knowledge of the archaeology and history of Cornwall's moors, downs & heaths, and how archaeologists go about finding out about past environments and landscapes and the people who inhabited them.
      Meet at the Visitor Centre Car Park (SW 729 211)
      Access is from the B3293, Helston to Coverack road and the car park is on the right just after the satellite dish
      No charge, but booking is essentail due to limited places, so contact leader on 01872 323603 to reserve a place
      Leader: Graeme Kirkham, Cornwall CC Archaeologist
      Organised as part of Heath Fest 2007



      Wednesday, 19th September 2007
      IN CHUN WITH NATURE
      Chun Quoit Nature Reserve
      Family event
      11.00am to 1.00pm
      An exploration of Chun Quoit Nature Reserve and its wildlife with Elemental Tours and Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Explore the prehistoric hill fort, Chun Castle, and the ancient burial chamber, Chun Quoit whilst learning about the abundant wildlife that makes this reserve its home.
      Meet in the car park outside St Just library.
      Access is from the A3071, Penzance to St Just road
      Cost �5
      Bring waterproofs and wear suitable footwear.
      Places limited so booking essential - contact leader on 01736 810204 for details
      Leaders: Rory Goodall & Dave Salmon
      Organised in celebration of Heath Fest 2007



      Thursday, 20th September 2007
      THE PAST IN THE PRESENT ON CHUN DOWNS, CARN KENIDJACK AND TRUTHWALL COMMON
      West Penwith
      Adult event
      14.00-17.00 Meet at the roadside car park (SW 393 333) beside the junction of the B3318, Pendeen road and minor road to Trewellard.
      Wear stout footwear and bring waterproofs. The walking is over rough ground, including steep slopes, and the route will be approximately 5 miles in length.
      Booking essential, so contact C.C.C. Historic Environment Service to reserve a place on 01872 323603
      Leader: Graeme Kirkham, Cornwall County Council Archaeologist
      Organised as part of Heath Fest 2007



      Friday, 21st September 2007
      LUSCIOUS LEPIDOPTERA
      Trencrom Hill, near St Ives
      Family event
      8.00pm to 10.30pm
      Come and find out what moths are flying tonight � there will, hopefully, be many different species to try and identify and our expert will be on hand to answer any of your questions.
      Meet in the small car park near base of the hill (SW517359)
      Access is from the A3074 Hayle to St Ives road, turning left onto the unclassified road to Lelant Downs and then continuing on the road to Nancledra. The car park is near to Gonew Viscoe.
      Wear suitable clothing and footwear for traipsing across the reserve and bring a torch and something to sit on.
      Booking essential so phone Alison on (01872) 273939 X 212 to book your place.
      Leader: Phil Boggis (Cornwall Moth Group)
      Organised in celebration of Heath Fest 2007




      Friday, 21st September 2007
      WHERE HAVE ALL THE BUTTERFLIES GONE?
      Bodmin Moor
      Family event
      11.00-16.00
      Come and join BTCV in a day of practical conservation work to create rides and glades for the Pearl Bordered fritillary. We will cut down gorse and self-seeded trees to clear areas for this rare butterfly.
      Wear old clothes, sturdy shoes and bring a packed lunch
      Meet west of st Brewards Church and look for the BTCV van and sign (SX 097 774)
      Access is from the B3266, Bodmin to camelford road, following the signs east of St Tudy to St Breward and then Churchtown.
      Ring betty on 01209 891360 for details and times of pick ups from Bodmin, Truro and Falmouth
      Leader: Jess Tatton-Brown (BTCV)
      Organised in celebration of Heath Fest 2007



      Sunday, 23 September 2007
      WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
      West Cornwall
      Varies daily. For further information see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk, or call (01736) 811200.
      Meet at Albert Pier & Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour.
      SW477303.
      Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the look-out for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish and seasonal Birds.
      3 hours. �35 adults. �25 children.
      Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
      4 hours. �35 adults. �25 child.
      Bring warm water-proof clothing. Boots for the land tours. Short walks part of the itinerary. Cameras, binoculars. Snacks, drinks.
      Leader: Rory Goodall
      Contact: See www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk, or call (01736) 811200.
      Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.




      Wednesday, 26th September 2007
      CONSERVATION DAY
      Kit Hill Country Park, near Callington
      Adult event
      10.00-16.00
      Join the Conservation team for a day of archaeology and heathland conservation at Kit Hill. All tools and equipment provided.
      Bring gloves, sensible footwear, weatherproof clothing, a packed lunch and a drink.
      Meet at Kit Hill summit (SX 375 713)
      Access is from the A390, Liskeard to Tavistock road, with Kit Hill signposted to the north just after callington.
      No need to book, but further information can be obtained by phoning 01579 370030
      Leader: Cornwall County Council Countryside Team
      Organised in celebration of Heath Fest 2007



      Sunday, 23rd September 2007
      FELTED LANDSCAPE
      Botallack Counthouse, St Just
      Adult event

      10.00-16.00
      Details as 13th September
      Phone leader on 01736 810204 for further details
      Organised to celebrate Heath Fest 2007



      Monday, 24th September 2007
      SOCIAL, AND AT 10.30 SETTING OUT FOR UNPROGRAMMED LOCAL VISIT!
      10.00am to 12.30pm
      The Old School Resource Centre, Stoke Climsland (in village centre opp the PO) (SX 36017445)
      a quick coffee, then visit to a local site of wildlife interest
      Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group




      Tuesday, 25th September 2007
      HEATHLAND CYCLE RIDE
      Bissoe
      Family event
      11.00-14.00
      Come on a guided cycle ride past regenerated heathland on a former mining site and through a Cornwall Wildlife Trust nature reserve
      Bring a packed lunch and your own bike, or hire one from Bissoe Tramways Cycle Hire (01872 870341).
      Meet at Bissoe Cycle Hire (SW 774 415)
      Access is from the A39, Truro to Falmouth road, turning west at Devoran onto the Caharrack road and following the river until you reach Bissoe.
      Cost: �5 adults, �2 children
      Places limited so booking essential. Phone leader on 01736 810204 / 07971 577358
      Leader: Rory Goodall (Wildlife Tour guide)
      Organised to celebrate Heath Fest 2007



      Wednesday, 26th September 2007 & Thursday 27th
      HEATHLAND IN PRINT - COLLAGRAPH PRINTING WORKSHOP
      Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen
      Adult events
      10.00-16.00
      This TWO-DAY workshop will explore and interpret the gloriously textural autumnal heathlands around West Penwith through the medium of Collagraph Printing: a lovely tactile collage-based technique that can offer endless possibilities in depth, texture, colour and tone. Be amazed at what you can achieve.
      Day One will include landscape exploration (including walking) and plate-making, and Day Two will be held in the studio, doing the printing. Work can be done from photographic archives in the event of bad weather.
      Meet at Geevor Tin Mine.
      Access is signposted on the B3306, St Just to St Ives road, between Botallack and Pendeen
      Cost: �50 for both days - all materials supplied.
      Booking essentail as places limited due to studio space, so phone leader on 01736 810204 / 07971 577358 to book.
      Leader: Diane Spiers (Heritage Artist)
      Organised in celebration of Heath Fest 2007



      Thursday, 27th September 2007
      THE PAST IN THE PRESENT AROUND ST AGNES HEAD, CHAPEL PORTH AND ST AGNES BEACON
      St Agnes
      Adult event
      14.00-17.00
      A walk for anyone with an interest in the archaeology and history of one of Cornwall's most intriguing areas of coastal heathland. During the afternoon we will look at a variety of archaeological and historic features, from the possible Iron Age cliff castle and Bronze Age barrows to an early medieval religious cult site.
      Meet at the Carn Gowla picnic area south of St Agnes Head (SW 700 512). Access is from Beacon Drive on the north side of St Agnes Beacon
      Wear stout footwear and bring waterproofs. The walking is over very rough ground, including some steep slopes, and the route will cover approximately 4 miles.
      Booking is essential, so contact the leader on 01872 323603
      Leader: Graeme Kirkham, Cornwall County Council Archaeologist
      Organised as part of Heath Fest 2007



      Saturday, 29 September 2007
      WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
      West Cornwall
      Varies daily. For further information see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk, or call (01736) 811200.
      Meet at Albert Pier & Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour.
      SW477303.
      Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the look-out for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish and seasonal Birds.
      3 hours. �35 adults. �25 children.
      Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
      4 hours. �35 adults. �25 child.
      Bring warm water-proof clothing. Boots for the land tours. Short walks part of the itinerary. Cameras, binoculars. Snacks, drinks.
      Leader: Rory Goodall
      Contact: See www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk, or call (01736) 811200.
      Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.




      Saturday, 29th September 2007
      ARCHAEOLOGICAL WALK
      Carne Delver near Zennor
      Adult event
      13.00-15.00
      A guided walk around the prehistoric sites that cover this area of Cornwall. We will be looking at Neolithic, Bronze Age & Iron Age landscapes and finding out how the work of those involved in heathland conservation will affect the archaeology of the area.
      Meet at Carne Galver Mine car park
      SW 422 364
      Access is from the B3306, St Just to St Ives road, between Pendeen and Zennor
      Phone the leader for more details on 07771 978760
      Leader: Paul Bonnington (National Trust)
      Organised in celebration of Heath Fest 2007



      Sunday, 30 September 2007
      WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
      West Cornwall
      Varies daily. For further information see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk, or call (01736) 811200.
      Meet at Albert Pier & Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour.
      SW477303.
      Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the look-out for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish and seasonal Birds.
      3 hours. �35 adults. �25 children.
      Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
      4 hours. �35 adults. �25 child.
      Bring warm water-proof clothing. Boots for the land tours. Short walks part of the itinerary. Cameras, binoculars. Snacks, drinks.
      Leader: Rory Goodall
      Contact: See www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk, or call (01736) 811200.
      Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.




      Sunday, 30th September 2007
      ROCKPOOL RAMBLE
      Battery Rocks, Penzance.
      1.00pm to 3.00pm
      Come and discover what lives in the rockpools around this part of the Cornish shore and learn some fascinating facts about what you find from our marine expert and guide.
      Wear non-slip rock scrambling shoes that you are prepared to get wet and bring water to drink, sun protection or rain gear, depending on the weather.
      Meet by the War Memorial, Jubilee Pool (SW478299)
      Leader: Paul Semmens




      Sunday, 30th September 2007
      HIGH CLIFF HEATH
      Crackington Haven
      Family event
      10.00-13.00
      High Cliff is the highest coastal point in Cornwall and, at 732 feet, is one of the highest cliffs in England. Join Francis Crocker who has lived and farmed this rugged area between Boscastle and Crackington Haven for more than 30 years.
      The Crockers have won numerous conservation awards, including a national award from the National Farmers Union, for their example of how to join agricultural management with wildlife conservation to encourage greater biodiversity.
      Join us on a 2 mile leisurely walk to see how the coastal heathland is managed with cattle, ponies and feral goats.
      Meet at Trevigue car park beside the farmhouse (SX 137 953)
      Access is from the coastal road to Crackington Haven, off the B3263, approximately 3 miles north of boscastle
      Wear stout footwear and warm clothing.
      Cost �7 adults & �4 childen
      Booking essential as places limited to 15, so phone leader on 01840 230730
      Leader: Francis Crocker (Environmental Farmer)
      Organised in celebration of Heath Fest 2007



      Throughout September & October 2007
      PURPLE HAZE- A SPECIAL BREW FROM SKINNERS
      Skinners have brewed a new beer, Purple Haze, especially for the Heath Fest celebrations!
      The special ingredient is heathland honey from bees kept on heathland nature reserves on the Lizard.
      5p from every bottle sold will go to the Cornwall Wildlife Trust for work on heathlands.
      Ring Skinners on 01872 245689 or visit www.skinnersbrewery.com to find out where it can be found this month.
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        Useful websites:

        Birds of the River Camel: http://www.btinternet.com/~lawson/camelbirds/camelbirdlife.html

        Birdwatching in West Cornwall: http://www.sennen-cove.com/birds.htm

        Botanical Group Cornwall: http://floracam.co.uk/bcg

        Cornish Biological Records Unit: http://www.ex.ac.uk/~cnfrench/ics/cbru/cbruhome.htm

        Cornwall Birdwatching and Preservation Society.
        http://www.cbwps.org.uk

        Cornwall County Council: http://www.cornwall.gov.uk

        Cornwall Moth Group: http://members.aol.com/Cornwallmoths

        Cornwall Wildlife Trust: http://www.wildlifetrust.org.uk/cornwall

        Cornwall Dolphin Group: http://www.chelonia.demon.co.uk

        Eden Project: http://www.edenproject.com

        National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek: http://www.sealsanctuary.co.uk

        This is Cornwall: http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk

        West Cornwall Badger Group:
        http://www.cornwallbadgergroup.org.uk

        West Penwith Environmentally Sensitive Area (MAFF site):
        http://www.maff.gov.uk/erdp/docs/national/annexes/annexx/wprex2.htm

        Other Useful Websites at : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CornishWildlife/links


        WILDLIFE EVENTS IN CORNWALL - Children must be accompanied by adults.

        Wildlife events in Cornwall - September.


        Throughout September & October 2007
        PURPLE HAZE- A SPECIAL BREW FROM SKINNERS
        Skinners have brewed a new beer, Purple Haze, especially for the Heath Fest celebrations!
        The special ingredient is heathland honey from bees kept on heathland nature reserves on the Lizard.
        5p from every bottle sold will go to the Cornwall Wildlife Trust for work on heathlands.
        Ring Skinners on 01872 245689 or visit www.skinnersbrewery.com to find out where it can be found after its launch at the Heath & Country Fair on Sept 2nd.



        Throughout September 2007
        HEATH FEST PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION
        Heathlands are ablaze with colour in September, so why not try and capture this in a photograph and enter the Cornwall Wildlife Trust�s photography competition? Help can be obtained if you attend the event on September 2nd (see below)
        Entries can be digital, 7 x 5� print or transparency and must be received by the 30th September for judging in early October.
        Prizes include the latest book by David Chapman: �Wild about Cornwall�, a celebration of the natural history of Cornwall and IOS, and the winning photo will be on display at Fifteen Cornwall throughout October.
        Please email digital entries to alisonf@... or post to Alison Forward, Cornwall Wildilfe Trust, Five Acres, Allet,Truro, TR4 9DJ.
        Entries cannot be returned.
        Organised to celebrate Heath Fest 2007



        Saturday, 1 September 2007
        WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
        West Cornwall
        Varies daily. For further information see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk, or call (01736) 811200.
        Meet at Albert Pier & Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour.
        SW477303.
        Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the look-out for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish and seasonal Birds.
        3 hours. �35 adults. �25 children.
        Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
        4 hours. �35 adults. �25 child.
        Bring warm water-proof clothing. Boots for the land tours. Short walks part of the itinerary. Cameras, binoculars. Snacks, drinks.
        Leader: Rory Goodall
        Contact: See www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk, or call (01736) 811200.
        Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.




        Saturday, 1st September 2007
        FUNGI AND MUSHROOM FORAY.
        Breney and Redmoor.
        10.00am
        A walk around our two Nature Reserves to find and identify wild mushrooms with expert help of the CWT Fungi group.
        Bring stout footwear and picnic. All are welcome and ideal for beginners.
        Meet at reserve car park (SX062615)
        Organised by Restormel Group




        Saturday, 1st September 2007
        LIVING CHURCHYARDS AUTUMN WORKSHOP
        Booking Essential
        Cardinham Church, Cardinham nr Bodmin
        Arrive 9.30am for coffee to start at 10.00am Finish approx 2.00pm
        Meet at Cardinham Church (SX123686)
        A look at the fascinating world of lichens in the churchyard
        Bring lunch and suitable outdoor wear
        Leaders: Robert Moor and Bob Hodgson
        Contact: Robert Moor (01872) 272929
        Organised by Cornwall Living Churchyards Project




        Sunday, 2 September 2007
        WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
        West Cornwall
        Varies daily. For further information see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk, or call (01736) 811200.
        Meet at Albert Pier & Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour.
        SW477303.
        Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the look-out for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish and seasonal Birds.
        3 hours. �35 adults. �25 children .
        Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
        4 hours. �35 adults. �25 child (suitable for over 10yrs only).
        Bring warm water-proof clothing. Boots for the land tours. Short walks part of the itinerary. Cameras, binoculars. Snacks, drinks.
        Leader: Rory Goodall
        Contact: See www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk, or call (01736) 811200.
        Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.




        Sunday 2nd September 2007
        ROCKPOOL RAMBLE
        Marazion
        14.00-16.00
        Come and discover what lives in the rockpools around this part of the Cornish shore and learn some fascinating facts about what you find from our marine expert and guide.
        Wear non-slip rock scrambling shoes that you are prepared to get wet and bring water to drink, sun protection or rain gear, depending on the weather.
        Meet on the beach below the Goldolphin Hotel (SW 517 305)
        Leader: Paul Semmens
        Organised for Fox Club



        Sunday, 2nd September 2007
        HEATH & COUNTRY FAIR
        Botallack Count House, St Just
        12.00pm to 4.30pm
        Come and enjoy a proper country fair, with steam engines and lots of stalls, and find out more about the heathland around this part of West Penwith.
        Guided walks and attractions for the whole family. Refreshments available.
        Bring waterproofs just in case.
        Cost �1.50 for adults and children FREE
        Access is from the B3306, St Just to St Ives road, 3 miles west of Pendeen (SW364336) or there is a bus from Penzance station to Botallack.
        More information from The Count House (01736) 788588. or CWT Penwith group (01736) 731238
        Leader: Jane Haward & N.T. staff
        Organised to launch Heath Fest 2007




        Sunday, 2nd September 2007
        GUIDED WALK
        South Penquite Farm, Blisland, Bodmin Moor
        Family event
        2.00pm to 4.00pm
        Come and find out about how our Moorland Mutton benefits from the Stewardship Scheme work we have carried out around our organic moorland farm.
        Meet the sheep and enjoy this wonderful heathland habitat.
        Meet at the farm � (SX 107 750)
        Travelling east on the A30, at the crossroads near Temple, take the left turn signposted to St Breward, north onto the open moor. Drive down this little road across the moor for about 2 miles ignoring any turns to the left or right and the South Penquite farm lane will come up on your right ~ easy!
        Wear outdoor shoes and waterproofs and bring binoculars, if you have them.
        Booking essential as places limited to 30 so contact the leader on 01208 850491
        Leader: Dominic Fairman.
        Organised as part of Heath Fest 2007



        Sunday, 2nd September 2007
        FLOWER PHOTOGRAPHY
        Goonhilly
        Adult event
        10am start
        We will photograph heathland flowers in the morning and possibly dragonflies after lunch and there will be the opportunity to enter a photography competition with the photos you take. Entries can be digital, 7" x 5" print or transparency, and have to be received by the end of September for judging in the first week of October. Prizes include the latest book by the leader: "Wild About Cornwall", a celebration of the natural history of Cornwall and the IOS and the winning photograph will be displayed at the famous Fifteen Cornwall Restaurant in Watergate Bay for the month of October!
        Meet at the National Nature Reserve car park at Goonhilly Downs (SW 729 211)
        Access is from the B3293, Helston to Coverack road, and the car park is on the right just after the Earth Station visitor centre.
        Bring a packed lunch, camera, boots and wet weather gear.
        Booking essential so contact the leader on 01736 850287
        Leader: David Chapman (Cornwall Photographic Group)
        Organised to celebrate Heath Fest 2007



        Sunday, 2nd September 2007
        BOTANICAL WALK
        Rosenannon Downs, near St Columb Major
        Adult event
        14.00-17.00
        Come and learn more about the rare and beautiful flora of this wondeful heath and the nearby bog.
        Meet at Rosenannon village (SW 956 661). Park in the village and we will walk down to the Downs (SW 957 669).
        Access is from the A39, St Columb to Wadebridge road, turning right at the junction with the B3274 to Tregonetha where you transfer to an unclassified road to St Wenn. Take the next left and travel about a mile down to Rosenannon village.
        Bring walking boots, waterproofs, sun screen and water
        Booking preferred, so ring Cornwall Wildlife Trust on 01872 273939 X 212
        Leader: Ian Bennallick (Cornwall Botanical Group)
        Organised to celebrate Heath Fest 2007



        Sunday, 2nd September 2007
        A LOWLAND AMBLE
        Kit Hill Country Park, near Callington
        14.00-16.30
        Join the Countryside Team on a leisurely walk around the 400 acres of western heath on Kit Hill to find out why heathland is so precious, why it has to be managed, and the beneficial effects of the past few years of winter cutting and burning followed by summer grazing.
        The walk is about 2 miles long over rough, uneven ground so wear suitable footwear and clothing.
        Meet at the adit car park on Kit Hill (SX 379 714)
        Access is from the A390, Liskeard to Tavistock road, with Kit Hill signposted to the north just after Callington.
        Cost �2 adults, �1.50 concessions, �6 families.
        Booking essentail, so ring 01872 323468.
        Leaders: Cornwall County Council Countryside Team
        Organised to celebrate Heath Fest 2007



        Friday, 7th September 2007
        HEATHLANDS IN COLOUR -DRAWING WITH PASTELS
        Bodrifty Iron Age Village & Mulfra Quoit
        Adult event
        10.00-12.30 (walk) & 13.30-16.00 (drawing)
        This one day workshop will combine a guided walk around these West Penwith sites of outstanding natural beauty with an exploration of colour and texture, sketching with dry pastels.
        The guided walk can be booked separately as a half-day event, with the creative session for the artistically-minded carrying on after lunch. In poor weather the afternoon drawing session will take place "in studio" at Geevor Tin Mine
        Meet at Lefrouder car park outside St Just library (SW 368 315)
        Access is from the A3071, Penzance to St Just road.
        Bring a packed lunch, digital camera, own art materials (or order them through the leader) and something to sit on.
        Cost �5 (walk only) or �20 (all day) with a �2 per person charge for the village minibus to transport us to and from the site in order to prevent traffic congestion at Bodrifty
        Booking essentail, so contact leaders on 01736 810204 / 07971 577358
        Leaders: Rory Goodall & Diane Spiers
        Organised to celebrate Heath Fest 2007



        Friday, 7th September 2007
        LATE SUMMER GUIDED WALK
        Predannack Wollas, near Mullion
        Adult event
        14.00-16.30
        Discover the rare plants, unique geology and stunning landscape of this area and experience the unique Lizard heathland in glorious late summer colour.
        Meet at the National Trust car park at Predannack Wollas (SW 669 162)
        Access is from the A3083, Helston to Lizard road, turning right to Mullion at Cross Lanes and then first left after exiting Mullion up Ghost Hill to Predannack.
        Wear stout footwear and waterproofs
        Cost �2 per person
        Booking preferred, so ring leader on 01326 240282
        Leader: Justin Whitehouse (National Trust)
        Organised to celebrate Heath Fest 2007



        Saturday, 8th September 2007
        FLYING CREATURES OF THE HEATH
        Windmill Farm Nature Reserve
        Family event
        9.30am to 11.30am
        Come and walk through the beautiful Cornish Heath in search of heathland birds and whirring dragonflies.
        Wear outdoor shoes and long trousers.
        Meet at the Visitor Centre (SW694153)
        Access to the reserve is 1 mile north of Lizard Village off the A3083. Turn right going towards Lizard Village at the �Wild Camping� sign and follow the (very bumpy) lane until you see the windmill.
        Booking essential so ring CWT on (01872) 273939 X 212 to book your place.
        Leader: Martin Rule
        Organised in celebration of Heath Fest 2007




        Saturday, 8th September 2007
        LARVAL WEB HUNT OF THE MARSH FRITILLARY
        Bodmin Moor
        Family event
        11.00am to 1.00pm
        Everyone is welcome to come along and help monitor populations of this endangered butterfly and learn about why it is under threat and how we are working to save it.
        Come and help us with the essential survey work whilst learning to identify the webs of the Marsh Fritillary caterpillar.
        Meet at Church Hay Down, St Brewards, (SX101771). Pick ups available so phone Betty on 01209 891360 for more information.
        Wear old clothes, sturdy shoes and bring a packed lunch.
        Leader: Jess Tatton-Brown (BTCV)
        Organised in celebration of Heath Fest 2007




        Saturday, 8th September 2007
        BRACKEN BASH
        Calvadnack Moor, near Porkellis
        Suitable for adults & older children only
        10.30-15.30
        Come and see how heathland is restored and managed for wildlife. Our ecologist will be on hand to answer any questions about why we are apparently destroying one plant species to favour others.
        Meet at the end of the track leading to the Moor (SW 698 366)
        Access is from the B3297, Redruth to Four Lanes road, taking a left turn to Carmenellis 1.5 miles after Four Lanes, at the Nine Maidens Centre. Stay on this road for 1.5 miles and shortly after Carmenellis House on the left and Calvadnack Vean on the right, the road turns sharply left towards Stithians; directly opposite this bend on the right is the access track to Calvadnack Moor. Follow the Cornwall Wildlife Truist signs down the track and park at the end.
        Wear long trousers and stout footwear and bring work gloves, a packed lunch, sun screen and plenty of water.
        Booking essential, so phone CWT on 01872 273939 X 212
        Leader: Liz Cartwright (Cornwall Wildlife Trust)
        Organised to celebrate Heath Fest 2007



        Sunday, 9th September 2007
        WILDLIFE GEM IN THE HEART OF CORNWALL
        Goss Moor
        Family event
        10.30-12.30 (followed by a BBQ where you can sample a "Beef from the Heath" burger)
        Join us on a guided walk and find out how Goss Moor's past use has led it to become one of the top wildlife sites in Europe, and why cattle and farmers are so important in managing the Morr today.
        Wear outdoor clothing and footwear and bring water to drink.
        Booking essential, so ring Nicholas Marriott on 01726 828183 for details of where to meet
        Leader: Martin Davey (Mid-Cornwall Moors LIFE Project)
        Organised in celebration of Heath Fest 2007



        Sunday, 9th September 2007
        RECYCLING LANDSCAPE - MIMICKING NATURE
        Wheal Peevor, near Redruth
        Family event
        13.00-17.00
        Join us in a creative child and family workshop using recycled materials. we will explore the comings and goings of animal and plant life around the mine site, with a look at how nature can reclaim even the most industrially-decimated landscape.
        We will start with quick sketches made on site and then continue at Treleigh Primary School (a short walk away).
        Suitable for all ages, but under 10s must be accompanied by an adult. In the event of poor weather the creative workshop will start at treleigh School at 2pm.
        Meet at the start of the Wheal Peevor site, parking outside the former chapel in Radnor (SW 706 442)
        Wear stout footwear and bring refreshments, if required.
        Booking essential as numbers are limited and to find out the cost, so ring leader on 01872 323468 (9am-5pm weekdays only)
        Leaders: Rory Goodall (Wildlife & history guide) & Diane Spiers (Heritage artist)
        Organised to celebrate Heath Fest 2007



        Sunday, 9th September 2007
        GUIDED WALK
        Wheal Peevor, near Redruth
        Adult event
        11.00-12.30
        Join us on a guided walk around this unique, three engine house mine site, which has been newly conserved by Kerrier District Council.
        Meet outside the former chapel in Radnor (SW 706 442)
        Access is from the Redruth turning off the A30. Follow the signs to North Country and at the crossroads turn right to Radnor. The chapel is 1km further on the right-hand side.
        Wear stout footwear
        Booking essentail so contact leader on 01872 323468 (office hours only)
        Leaders: Martin Ackerley (KDC) & Rory Goodall (Wildlife Expert)
        Organised to celebrate Heath Fest 2007



        Monday, 10 September 2007
        RESULTS OF FIELD TRIPS
        Allet
        7:30 pm
        A review of the photographs members have taken on the regular outdoor group field trips.
        Organised by Photographic Group




        Wednesday, 12th September 2007
        HEATHLANDS IN COLOUR - DRAWING WITH PASTELS
        Bodrifty Iron Age Village & Mulfra Quoit
        Adult event
        Details as 7th September
        Organised to celebrate Heath Fest 2007



        Thursday, 13th September 2007
        ILLUSTRATED TALK ON THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF WEST CORNWALL
        Cornish Mines & Engines, Pool near Camborne
        Adult event
        19.00-21.00hrs
        Come and enjpoy an illustrated talk about the development of the rugged landscape of west Cornwall and find out how the heatjland here was developed by the action of prehistoric man over the ages
        Free, but a donation is requested for refreshments at the end of the talk
        Meet at the National trust engine house behind Morrison's supermarket (SW 674 417)
        Access is from the A3047, Camborne to Redruth road, with the supermarket at the top of the hill on the LEFT after the mini-roundabout in Pool (NB It is NOT the first engine house that you see on the RIGHT)
        More information available from Jane Affleck at the mine on 01209 315027
        Leader: Paul Bonnington (National Trust)
        Organised in celebration of Heath Fest 2007



        Thursday, 13th September 2007
        FELTED LANDSCAPE
        Botallack Counthouse, St Just
        Adult event
        10.00-16.00
        Heathlands in autumn offer the creatively-minded a spectacular palette of colour and texture to explore. Felt-making offers a comparable feast of colour and texture opportunities, so combine the two and you can't go wrong! Try your hand at creating a beautiful wall hanging or felt sampler in this one-day workshop. Open to all levels but suitable for beginners.
        Cost �30 and all materials provided
        Meet at Botallack Count House. Access is from the B3306, St Just to St Ives road, 3 miles west of Pndeen (SW 364 336), or there is a bus from Penzance station to Botallack
        Booking essentail as places are limited, so phone the leader on 01736 810204 / 07971 577358
        Leader: Diane Spiers (Local artist)
        Organised to celebrate Heath Fest 2007



        Friday, 14th September 2007
        SHIMMERING SEAS, COLOURFUL CLIFFS
        Porthgwarra to Land's End
        Family event
        10.45am start
        Join wildlife personality, Roy Phillips, and Elemental Tours guide, Rory Goodall, for a 3 hour guided walk across the far West's glorious Maritime heath; passing some of Cornwall's most stunning cliff scenery, with glimpses of seals and, maybe, some dolphoins and basking sharks as well. The area is renowned for its flowers, reptiles, insects and bird life.
        Cost: �5 adults, �2 children (over 10s only).
        Meet at Porthgwarra car park. Return shuttle service available from Land's End.
        Bring a packed lunch, strong shoes, weather-appropriate clothing. The walk is easy to medium going.
        Booking essential, so contact the leader on 01736 811200 / 07971 540280
        Leader: Rory Goodall (Elemental Tours)
        Organised in celebration of Heath Fest 2007



        Friday, 14th September 2007
        MARVELLOUS MOTHS
        Windmill Farm Nature Reserve, on the Lizard
        Family event
        8.00pm to 10.30pm
        Come and see what we can catch in our moth traps tonight. There will be many resident and migrant moths to see and we may be lucky enough to find one of the giant hawk moths as well. Our moth expert will be on hand to explain how the traps work and more about the insects found
        Meet down the very end of the track at (SW694152)
        Access to the reserve is 1 mile north of Lizard Village off the A3083. Turn right going towards Lizard Village at the "Wild Camping" sign and follow the (very bumpy) lane until you see the windmill.
        Wear suitable clothing and footwear for traipsing across the reserve and bring a torch and something to sit on.
        Booking essential so phone CWT on (01872) 273939 X 212 to book your place.
        Leader: Phil Boggis (Cornwall Moth Group)
        Organised in celebration Heath Fest 2007




        Saturday, 15 September 2007
        WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
        West Cornwall
        Varies daily. For further information see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk, or call (01736) 811200.
        Meet at Albert Pier & Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour.
        SW477303.
        Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the look-out for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish and seasonal Birds.
        3 hours. �35 adults. �25 children.
        Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
        4 hours. �35 adults. �25 child.
        Bring warm water-proof clothing. Boots for the land tours. Short walks part of the itinerary. Cameras, binoculars. Snacks, drinks.
        Leader: Rory Goodall
        Contact: See www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk, or call (01736) 811200.
        Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.




        Sunday, 16th September 2007
        CREEPY CRAWLIES WALK
        Windmill Farm Nature Reserve
        Family event
        2.00pm to 4.00pm
        Come and enjoy this wonderful heathland reserve and see what we can find crawling around in the undergrowth. Careful watch should be kept for adders and slow-worms basking in the sun and for their small mammal prey species.
        Wear outdoor shoes and long trousers.
        Meet at the entrance to reserve (SW694153)
        Access to the reserve is 1 mile north of Lizard Village off the A3083. Turn right going towards Lizard Village at the "Wild Camping" sign and follow the (very bumpy) lane until you see the windmill.
        Booking essential so phone Kirstie on (01872) 273939 X 203 to book your place.
        Leader: Mark Nicholson (Cornwall Reptile and Amphibian Group)
        Organised in celebration of Heath Fest 2007




        Sunday, 16th September 2007
        PORTH RESERVOIR AND COLAN CHURCHYARD.
        10.00am
        A walk around Porth Reservoir and Colan Churchyard to find and identify wild mushrooms with expert help of the CWT Fungi group.
        Bring stout footwear and picnic. All are welcome and idea for beginners.
        Meet at reservoir car park near Newquay. (SW864620).
        Organised by Restormel Group




        Sunday, 16th September 2007
        RIVERSIDE WALK ALONG THE INNEY � RIVER, FISH AND FARM.
        East Farm, Rezare
        10.00am
        The Old School Resource Centre, Stoke Climsland (in village centre opp the PO), to share cars. (SX 36017445)
        with Alison Jewell of East Fm Children welcome !
        Bring Wellies
        Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group




        Sunday, 16th September 2007
        KYNANCE'S COLOURFUL HEATH
        Kynance Coce, the Lizard
        Family event
        10.00-12.30
        Join us for a guided wildlife walk, exploring the magnificent heathland and coastline around this famous cove.
        Meet in Kynance's N.T. car park (SW 688 133)
        Access is from the A3083, Helston to Lizard road, and Kynance Cove is signposted on the right before entering Lizard Village
        Wear stout footwear and bring binoculars and waterproofs. Dogs on leads welcome.
        Cost �2 and car park charges apply to non-NT members
        Booking not necessary, but further information from leader on 01326 291052
        Leader: rachel Holder (National Trust
        Organised to celebrate Heath Fest 2007



        Mondat, 17 September 2007
        TALK: ROSEMOOR TROUGH THE SEASONS � DAVE SQUIRE
        Parkhouse Centre, Bude
        7:30pm
        Organised by Tamar Group




        Thursday, 17th September 2007
        ILLUSTRATED TALK
        Cornish Mines & Engines, Pool
        19.00-21.00
        Come and find out about the archaeological landscape of West Cornwall and find out how the rare Cornish heathland there was created by our ancestors. There will be refreshments provided.
        Park in Morrison's supermarket car park and walk into the engine house.
        Access is from the A30, taking the Camborne / Pool turnoff and turning left at the roundabout. Continue on the road to Redruth, past Cornwall College and through Pool to the supermarket at the top of the hill on the left.
        Booking preferred, so phone CWT on 01872 273939 x 212 for further details.
        Leader: Paul Boddington (National Trust)
        Organised in celebration of Heath Fest 2007



        Tuesday, 18th September 2007
        THE PAST IN THE PRESENT: MAKING THE MOST OF THE HISTORIC ENVIRONMENT ON WEST CORNWALL'S HEATHLAND
        Goonhilly Earth Station Visitor Centre
        Adult event
        14.15-16.45
        This event includes a presentation on current knowledge of the archaeology and history of Cornwall's moors, downs & heaths, and how archaeologists go about finding out about past environments and landscapes and the people who inhabited them.
        Meet at the Visitor Centre Car Park (SW 729 211)
        Access is from the B3293, Helston to Coverack road and the car park is on the right just after the satellite dish
        No charge, but booking is essentail due to limited places, so contact leader on 01872 323603 to reserve a place
        Leader: Graeme Kirkham, Cornwall CC Archaeologist
        Organised as part of Heath Fest 2007



        Wednesday, 19th September 2007
        IN CHUN WITH NATURE
        Chun Quoit Nature Reserve
        Family event
        11.00am to 1.00pm
        An exploration of Chun Quoit Nature Reserve and its wildlife with Elemental Tours and Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Explore the prehistoric hill fort, Chun Castle, and the ancient burial chamber, Chun Quoit whilst learning about the abundant wildlife that makes this reserve its home.
        Meet in the car park outside St Just library.
        Access is from the A3071, Penzance to St Just road
        Cost �5
        Bring waterproofs and wear suitable footwear.
        Places limited so booking essential - contact leader on 01736 810204 for details
        Leaders: Rory Goodall & Dave Salmon
        Organised in celebration of Heath Fest 2007



        Thursday, 20th September 2007
        THE PAST IN THE PRESENT ON CHUN DOWNS, CARN KENIDJACK AND TRUTHWALL COMMON
        West Penwith
        Adult event
        14.00-17.00 Meet at the roadside car park (SW 393 333) beside the junction of the B3318, Pendeen road and minor road to Trewellard.
        Wear stout footwear and bring waterproofs. The walking is over rough ground, including steep slopes, and the route will be approximately 5 miles in length.
        Booking essential, so contact C.C.C. Historic Environment Service to reserve a place on 01872 323603
        Leader: Graeme Kirkham, Cornwall County Council Archaeologist
        Organised as part of Heath Fest 2007



        Friday, 21st September 2007
        LUSCIOUS LEPIDOPTERA
        Trencrom Hill, near St Ives
        Family event
        8.00pm to 10.30pm
        Come and find out what moths are flying tonight � there will, hopefully, be many different species to try and identify and our expert will be on hand to answer any of your questions.
        Meet in the small car park near base of the hill (SW517359)
        Access is from the A3074 Hayle to St Ives road, turning left onto the unclassified road to Lelant Downs and then continuing on the road to Nancledra. The car park is near to Gonew Viscoe.
        Wear suitable clothing and footwear for traipsing across the reserve and bring a torch and something to sit on.
        Booking essential so phone Alison on (01872) 273939 X 212 to book your place.
        Leader: Phil Boggis (Cornwall Moth Group)
        Organised in celebration of Heath Fest 2007




        Friday, 21st September 2007
        WHERE HAVE ALL THE BUTTERFLIES GONE?
        Bodmin Moor
        Family event
        11.00-16.00
        Come and join BTCV in a day of practical conservation work to create rides and glades for the Pearl Bordered fritillary. We will cut down gorse and self-seeded trees to clear areas for this rare butterfly.
        Wear old clothes, sturdy shoes and bring a packed lunch
        Meet west of st Brewards Church and look for the BTCV van and sign (SX 097 774)
        Access is from the B3266, Bodmin to camelford road, following the signs east of St Tudy to St Breward and then Churchtown.
        Ring betty on 01209 891360 for details and times of pick ups from Bodmin, Truro and Falmouth
        Leader: Jess Tatton-Brown (BTCV)
        Organised in celebration of Heath Fest 2007



        Sunday, 23 September 2007
        WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
        West Cornwall
        Varies daily. For further information see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk, or call (01736) 811200.
        Meet at Albert Pier & Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour.
        SW477303.
        Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the look-out for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish and seasonal Birds.
        3 hours. �35 adults. �25 children.
        Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
        4 hours. �35 adults. �25 child.
        Bring warm water-proof clothing. Boots for the land tours. Short walks part of the itinerary. Cameras, binoculars. Snacks, drinks.
        Leader: Rory Goodall
        Contact: See www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk, or call (01736) 811200.
        Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.




        Wednesday, 26th September 2007
        CONSERVATION DAY
        Kit Hill Country Park, near Callington
        Adult event
        10.00-16.00
        Join the Conservation team for a day of archaeology and heathland conservation at Kit Hill. All tools and equipment provided.
        Bring gloves, sensible footwear, weatherproof clothing, a packed lunch and a drink.
        Meet at Kit Hill summit (SX 375 713)
        Access is from the A390, Liskeard to Tavistock road, with Kit Hill signposted to the north just after callington.
        No need to book, but further information can be obtained by phoning 01579 370030
        Leader: Cornwall County Council Countryside Team
        Organised in celebration of Heath Fest 2007



        Sunday, 23rd September 2007
        FELTED LANDSCAPE
        Botallack Counthouse, St Just
        Adult event

        10.00-16.00
        Details as 13th September
        Phone leader on 01736 810204 for further details
        Organised to celebrate Heath Fest 2007



        Monday, 24th September 2007
        SOCIAL, AND AT 10.30 SETTING OUT FOR UNPROGRAMMED LOCAL VISIT!
        10.00am to 12.30pm
        The Old School Resource Centre, Stoke Climsland (in village centre opp the PO) (SX 36017445)
        a quick coffee, then visit to a local site of wildlife interest
        Organised by Mid-Tamar Valley Group




        Tuesday, 25th September 2007
        HEATHLAND CYCLE RIDE
        Bissoe
        Family event
        11.00-14.00
        Come on a guided cycle ride past regenerated heathland on a former mining site and through a Cornwall Wildlife Trust nature reserve
        Bring a packed lunch and your own bike, or hire one from Bissoe Tramways Cycle Hire (01872 870341).
        Meet at Bissoe Cycle Hire (SW 774 415)
        Access is from the A39, Truro to Falmouth road, turning west at Devoran onto the Caharrack road and following the river until you reach Bissoe.
        Cost: �5 adults, �2 children
        Places limited so booking essential. Phone leader on 01736 810204 / 07971 577358
        Leader: Rory Goodall (Wildlife Tour guide)
        Organised to celebrate Heath Fest 2007



        Wednesday, 26th September 2007 & Thursday 27th
        HEATHLAND IN PRINT - COLLAGRAPH PRINTING WORKSHOP
        Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen
        Adult events
        10.00-16.00
        This TWO-DAY workshop will explore and interpret the gloriously textural autumnal heathlands around West Penwith through the medium of Collagraph Printing: a lovely tactile collage-based technique that can offer endless possibilities in depth, texture, colour and tone. Be amazed at what you can achieve.
        Day One will include landscape exploration (including walking) and plate-making, and Day Two will be held in the studio, doing the printing. Work can be done from photographic archives in the event of bad weather.
        Meet at Geevor Tin Mine.
        Access is signposted on the B3306, St Just to St Ives road, between Botallack and Pendeen
        Cost: �50 for both days - all materials supplied.
        Booking essentail as places limited due to studio space, so phone leader on 01736 810204 / 07971 577358 to book.
        Leader: Diane Spiers (Heritage Artist)
        Organised in celebration of Heath Fest 2007



        Thursday, 27th September 2007
        THE PAST IN THE PRESENT AROUND ST AGNES HEAD, CHAPEL PORTH AND ST AGNES BEACON
        St Agnes
        Adult event
        14.00-17.00
        A walk for anyone with an interest in the archaeology and history of one of Cornwall's most intriguing areas of coastal heathland. During the afternoon we will look at a variety of archaeological and historic features, from the possible Iron Age cliff castle and Bronze Age barrows to an early medieval religious cult site.
        Meet at the Carn Gowla picnic area south of St Agnes Head (SW 700 512). Access is from Beacon Drive on the north side of St Agnes Beacon
        Wear stout footwear and bring waterproofs. The walking is over very rough ground, including some steep slopes, and the route will cover approximately 4 miles.
        Booking is essential, so contact the leader on 01872 323603
        Leader: Graeme Kirkham, Cornwall County Council Archaeologist
        Organised as part of Heath Fest 2007



        Saturday, 29 September 2007
        WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
        West Cornwall
        Varies daily. For further information see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk, or call (01736) 811200.
        Meet at Albert Pier & Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour.
        SW477303.
        Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the look-out for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish and seasonal Birds.
        3 hours. �35 adults. �25 children.
        Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
        4 hours. �35 adults. �25 child.
        Bring warm water-proof clothing. Boots for the land tours. Short walks part of the itinerary. Cameras, binoculars. Snacks, drinks.
        Leader: Rory Goodall
        Contact: See www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk, or call (01736) 811200.
        Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.




        Saturday, 29th September 2007
        ARCHAEOLOGICAL WALK
        Carne Delver near Zennor
        Adult event
        13.00-15.00
        A guided walk around the prehistoric sites that cover this area of Cornwall. We will be looking at Neolithic, Bronze Age & Iron Age landscapes and finding out how the work of those involved in heathland conservation will affect the archaeology of the area.
        Meet at Carne Galver Mine car park
        SW 422 364
        Access is from the B3306, St Just to St Ives road, between Pendeen and Zennor
        Phone the leader for more details on 07771 978760
        Leader: Paul Bonnington (National Trust)
        Organised in celebration of Heath Fest 2007



        Sunday, 30 September 2007
        WILD WEEKENDS WITH CWT
        West Cornwall
        Varies daily. For further information see www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk, or call (01736) 811200.
        Meet at Albert Pier & Bus and Train Station, Penzance Harbour.
        SW477303.
        Saturdays: Marine wildlife R.I.B. trips around the magnificent Land�s End peninsular, on the look-out for Cetaceans, Basking Sharks, Seals, Sunfish and seasonal Birds.
        3 hours. �35 adults. �25 children.
        Sundays: Safari-style 4x4 land tours, taking in local wildlife, flowers, mining heritage, ancient historical sites and CWT reserves, all set in the stunning scenery of West Penwith.
        4 hours. �35 adults. �25 child.
        Bring warm water-proof clothing. Boots for the land tours. Short walks part of the itinerary. Cameras, binoculars. Snacks, drinks.
        Leader: Rory Goodall
        Contact: See www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk, or call (01736) 811200.
        Organised by CWT & Elemental Tours.




        Sunday, 30th September 2007
        ROCKPOOL RAMBLE
        Battery Rocks, Penzance.
        1.00pm to 3.00pm
        Come and discover what lives in the rockpools around this part of the Cornish shore and learn some fascinating facts about what you find from our marine expert and guide.
        Wear non-slip rock scrambling shoes that you are prepared to get wet and bring water to drink, sun protection or rain gear, depending on the weather.
        Meet by the War Memorial, Jubilee Pool (SW478299)
        Leader: Paul Semmens




        Sunday, 30th September 2007
        HIGH CLIFF HEATH
        Crackington Haven
        Family event
        10.00-13.00
        High Cliff is the highest coastal point in Cornwall and, at 732 feet, is one of the highest cliffs in England. Join Francis Crocker who has lived and farmed this rugged area between Boscastle and Crackington Haven for more than 30 years.
        The Crockers have won numerous conservation awards, including a national award from the National Farmers Union, for their example of how to join agricultural management with wildlife conservation to encourage greater biodiversity.
        Join us on a 2 mile leisurely walk to see how the coastal heathland is managed with cattle, ponies and feral goats.
        Meet at Trevigue car park beside the farmhouse (SX 137 953)
        Access is from the coastal road to Crackington Haven, off the B3263, approximately 3 miles north of boscastle
        Wear stout footwear and warm clothing.
        Cost �7 adults & �4 childen
        Booking essential as places limited to 15, so phone leader on 01840 230730
        Leader: Francis Crocker (Environmental Farmer)
        Organised in celebration of Heath Fest 2007



        Throughout September & October 2007
        PURPLE HAZE- A SPECIAL BREW FROM SKINNERS
        Skinners have brewed a new beer, Purple Haze, especially for the Heath Fest celebrations!
        The special ingredient is heathland honey from bees kept on heathland nature reserves on the Lizard.
        5p from every bottle sold will go to the Cornwall Wildlife Trust for work on heathlands.
        Ring Skinners on 01872 245689 or visit www.skinnersbrewery.com to find out where it can be found this month.
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