PracticaI Action on Reserves in Cornwall

Several tasks on this programme are at our new Cabilla and Redrice Woods Nature Reserve. They will be led by Steve Chudleigh, the Trust's ranger at the woods, so do come along to find out more about this beautiful woodland site.

For all of the tasks listed, full details of why, what and how are given by the task leader on the day, plus full tuition on the use of tools and a tour of the site. No experience is needed, just a bit of enthusiasm. Please do not hesitate to contact me at the Trust if you would like further details or to be put on our mailing list for the PARC leaflet.

Victoria Scott, Conservation Officer

Come along to help us conserve the important heathland habitat. We shall be clearing invasive gorse to promote the growth of a wide range of heathland plants. Bring some potatoes for the bonfire.

Meet at the grass triangle at Tredinnick pits (Grid Ref: SX077 623). Lifts from Five Acres at 9.45am or Truro railway station at 10.00am are available.
Red moor
Ventongimps moor SUNDAYS 15th & 29th MARCH VENTONGIMPS MOOR
The Exmoor ponies have been doing a wonderfull job nibbling the tough grasses at Ventongimps Moor. However, there is much birch and willow scrub invading the heathland areas, so we shall be cutting this to promote this important habitat.

Meet at the reserve entrance in Ventongimps village at 10.00am (Grid Ref: SW 781 514). Kifts from Five Acres at 10.00 or Truro railway station are available.
In preparation for those balmy summer evenings, we are preparing bags of barbeque charcoal.Come along to help load up the kiln and watch this fascinating operation in process.
Meet at the reserve entrance in Perranarworthal at 10.30am (Grid Ref SW 775 381). Lifts from Five Acres at 9.45am or Truro railway station at 10.00am are available.
Devichoys wood


Cabilla and Redrice Woods comprises 77 hectares (190 acres) of mixed woodland alongside the River Fowey. The woodlands are very varied. with areas of recent hazel coppice, neglected oak coppice. mixed broadleaves and conifers. This winter we are commencing our woodland restoration project, Which has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. There are many interesting tasks in which you can get involved. Refer to the list below for details, or contact our ranger for the woods, Steve Chudleigh, on (0467) 792427.

Sunday 22nd February Bird and dormouse box construction and installation.
Sunday 29th MarchAccess improvements - bridges, steps and gates.
Sunday 19th AprilAccess improvements - bridges, steps and gates.
Sunday 17th MayHabitat management for the pearl-bordered fritillary butterfly

Meet at the reserve entrance at 10.30am. We are sorry but we cannot provide lifts from Five Acres or Truro railway station for the Cabilla and Redrice Woods tasks. The reserve is located 3 miles east of Bodmin, on the A38. From the A30, travelling east, take the turning left towards Cardinham (next to White Lodge). Cross the bridge over the Fowey. and access is via a track on the right. past the sawmill (SX 129652).
Cabilla/Redrice woods


Just turn up on site at 10.30am (consult the maps). A lift from Five Acres or Truro railway station can be provided for most of the tasks. Please come prepared for the weather - wellies (for safety, those with steel toe-caps are best) and waterpmofs are usually essential, and some gardening gloves if you have them. Don't forget your packed lunch, hot drinks and biscuits are provided. Further information can be obtained on (01872) 273939.

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