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THE WORLD Discover what life's all about on the windswept shores of the Lizard

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eemingly at the edge of world, the Lizard is a magical place to be. It’s the UK’s most southerly peninsula, enjoying a climate much milder than the rest of Britain, with extraordinary scenery and some absolutely spectacular landscapes to visit and explore. Shaped by centuries of farming, the Lizard is home to an abundance of life, prized by botanists, naturalists and indeed anyone who has an appreciation for the natural world. The whole of the Lizard peninsula is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; it has eight Sites of Special Scientific Interest and its own recently extended National Nature Reserve. In order to protect this incredible area, sustainability and ecologically sound practices are at the forefront of the minds of those who live here. Thankfully, beach goers across the UK have joined the fight against plastic, a battle that’s evident in the beach cleans taking place across the peninsula (from page 32). In fact, from cows grazing on coastal heathland helping to manage the landscape (page 46) to the safeguarding of the Helford river’s 47km of shoreline (page 57), people on the Lizard are now doing more than ever to preserve and promote this most beautiful of coastal regions. Over the coming pages we take a look at everything that gives the Lizard its distinct coastal character, from fantastic local food and traditions that date back centuries, to music festivals and events for your 2019 diary. We also meet some fantastic local trusts and charities, and hear the inspiring stories of individuals who are proud to call the Lizard home. This magazine is put together with the help of the Welcome to Wild Lizard Group. A group of local businesses, organisations and people who are passionate about the place they live and work in. Working as volunteers, they help to produce this magazine and run a website www.lizardcornwall.co.uk to help spread the word about the Lizard and all it has to offer.

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Special thanks to all of our fantastic contributors, including: All members of the Welcome to Wild Lizard Group, especially Jenny Rogers and Sandy Pulfrey; Alastair Cameron, Rachel Holder, Catherine Lee, Steve Cook and all at the National Trust; Steve Townsend at Natural England; Abigail Crosby from Cornwall Wildlife Trust; Martin Stroud, Diane Viljoen, David Roberts and Caroline Beadle.

ON THE COVER Sunset at Kynance Cove, one of our favourite spots on the Lizard.

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Contents

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FEATURES

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Secret coves, sandy bays

Explore the Lizard's beaches

The call of the Lizard

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Doing your bit

An opportunity for all

34

Perfect cadence

Boats and breakfast

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Crafts and creativity

Songs by the sea

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The power of song

Lizard in bloom

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Into the wild

Doggy delights

50

What's on

At your own pace

57

A group effort

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Lizard Lifeboat

Catch up with Rohrs & Rowe On the shores of the Helford Visit Gweek's Boatyard CafĂŠ Get musical on the Lizard Explore the Lizard's gardens Holidaying with the hound? Favourite walks and park runs

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Introducing Penny's Pies

To keep the coast clean Gig rowing on the Lizard At Helston Makes It!

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We meet some local choirs From plants to peregrines

Events and dates for 2019

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Conservation on the Helford Saving lives since 1859

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Cornish books about our legendary sea-monster and other Cornish characters

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AGAINST PLASTIC IN THE OCEAN

by award–winning local author

JUDY SCRIMSHAW (I’m Morgowr)

Books for a wide age range PUBLISHED BOOKS

Diwyethek Kernowek/Sowsnek (Bilingual in Cornish/English) Written & Illustrated by

JUDY SCRIMSHAW

For more details/stockists on the Lizard & Cornwall visit

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The Ballad of Morgowr, Morgowr and the Leatherback Turtle, Morgowr the Sea Giant, colouring Books 1,2 & 3. The Little Red Egg, (winner of the Gorsedh Kernow Award). Morgowr and the Pirate-Eating Megalodon, Morgowr Ov - I’m Morgowr

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Trevenen

Godolphin Cross

Brill Constantin

Carleen Germoe Sithney Trewennack Helston

Breage

Praa Sands Rinsey

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Gweek Porthleven

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Key

Mawgan

Loe Pool

8 Garras

Gardens 1

Godolphin House and Garden

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Trebah

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Glendurgan

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Bonython Estate

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Potager

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Bosahan

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Penrose Walled Kitchen Garden

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Loe Bar

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Porthoustock Beach

10 Church Cove

Berepper

Gunwalloe Cross Lanes Cury

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10 Goonhilly

11 Mullion

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The Lizard Heritage Coast

11 Poldhu Beach 12 Mullion Cove 13 Coverack Beach 14 Kennack Sands

12 Mullion Cove

15 Cadgwith Beach

Gwendre

16 Kynance Cove 17 Housel Bay

Places of interest

Ruan Major

Kuggar

Predannack Wollas

Poltesco

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18 Seal Sanctuary

Ruan Minor

19 Goonhilly Earth Station 20 Roskilly’s

Cadgwith

21 Poldhu Marconi Centre 22 Windmill Farm Nature Reserve 23 The Lizard Lifeboat Station 24 Lizard Point Wildlife Watchpoint

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Lizard Lighthouse 25 Marconi Lizard Wireless Station

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Bus stops Lizard National Nature Reserve (NNR)

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Lizard Point

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onstantine Helford Passage

Port Navas

The Lizard peninsula

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Roskorwell Porthallow Newtown in St Martin

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Rosenithon

St Keverne

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Gwendreath

Coverack

Ponsongath

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ENLARGED AREA

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SECRET COVES AND SANDY BAYS Our comprehensive guide to exploring the Lizard’s hidden coves and tranquil beaches. MAIN Coverack, stunning on a sunny afternoon

Paul Watts

ê BELOW Take the coast path to Church Cove

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overing everything from water safety to what gear to take with you, our aim is to provide sound advice on the ways you can stay entertained on the Lizard’s beaches. Whether that means hunkering down to read your book while the kids play in the sand, bodyboarding the day away in the surf or barbecuing to your heart’s content, we present all the dos and don’ts for the best beachside etiquette and how to make the most of your day by the coast. A top priority for many of us, especially those with little ones, is that there are ample facilities by the beach, usually entailing the all-important ice cream and toilets, so with that in mind, the best family-friendly beaches that we can recommend are: Church Cove, Poldhu and Kennack Sands. Each provide an expanse of sandy beach perfect for building sand castles, and great little cafés serving everything from pasties to pizza. Another important aspect to factor in is whether or not the beach is lifeguarded, and thankfully, all three of these ones are, but only during high season. Be sure to check signs for

information and lifeguard times. Out of season, there’s still a lot of fun to be had but there aren’t any lifeguards, so it’s certainly not advisable to hit the surf unless you’re an experienced swimmer with a very warm wetsuit! For an insight into one of the Lizard’s most uintessentially ornish fishing villages, head to overac ith fishing boats bobbing in the sheltered harbour, this picturesque village has a small sand and pebble beach on the eastern coast of the peninsula. This is a fantastic family beach, also providing good conditions for anglers. It’s dog-friendly too, however your furry friends must be kept on leads. The village itself offers visitors everything they need to make the most of a day by the sea, with a number of independent shops and places to eat, perfect for satisfying that sharp, sea-air appetite. Utilising the South West Coast Path and walking around this stunning part of Cornwall is a truly exceptional experience. As you wander along the coast path you can expect to see basking sharks lazily trawling

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the clear waters, seals and even dolphins, as well as a whole range of bird species including the endangered Cornish chough, stonechats and peregrines (see more on the Lizard’s bird species on page 46). Loe Bar is a particularly fascinating area to explore by foot or even by bike, with the juxtaposition of the wooded lake located right next to crashing surf and an expanse of sandy beach. The lake is also home to a variety of wildlife; otters can be spotted in the quieter areas, starlings can be seen roosting in autumn and herons often forage in the shallows. However, if it's a swim you're in the mood for, the sea at Loe Bar is notoriously dangerous. To take a dip, head up the coast to the beach at Porthleven. Another great walk is from Mullion to Kynance Cove along a wild landscape of open heathland it’s a five and a half ile wal , so would be approximately 11 miles there and back with the option to have a picnic on the beach or visit the café (open during the summer season). Alternatively, you can

ABOVE The mesmerising landscape of Church Cove

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Kennack Sands

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INSET Keep your eyes peeled for peregrine falcons

walk the two miles from Kynance to Lizard oint where you’ll find the lovely olpeor café right on the cliff edge, which serves delicious homemade food throughout the year. Then on the other side of Lizard Point, you can enjoy the scenic walk from Cadgwith to Kennack Sands past the old serpentine works. Both the east of Kennack Sands and the east of Cadgwith are dog friendly, so you can relax on the beach with your furry friend without the worry of incurring a hefty fine To discover ore doggie delights, head to page 24.

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ê BELOW Explore the stunning scenery of the South West Coast Path

When it comes to what to do when you arrive at your preferred beach, it’s important to remember all of the essentials: the trusty bucket and spade, high factor waterproof sun cream, snacks, towels and swimwear, and if you’re planning on spending the day at the beach then an umbrella for shade and a windbreak can help protect you from the elements. Then of course, the classic beachside games of bat and ball, bowls and Frisbee are a must, especially if you have young children as it’s always good to have a mix of water-based and land activities to keep them entertained. For the water, bodyboards are great fun both to catch waves and to

give you some added buoyancy, or even surfboards for the more advanced (for more watersports head to page 16.). Then there’s the classic barbecue on the beach, because there really is nothing like watching the sunset with a burger and a cool beer in either hand. And to reduce waste, we wholeheartedly recommend investing in a portable barbeque, which has the added benefit of being a lot sturdier than the disposable aluminium ones. The impact of single use products is something that our coastline is all too aware of, with plastic and other rubbish increasingly washing up on our shoreline. And speaking of plastic pollution;

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Experience the Lizard's surf scene at Poldhu and Kennack

Anya Rice Photography

MAIN Mullion Cove

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ABOVE Enjoy barbecues on the beach ê BELOW

Admire the beautiful sunsets on the Lizard

Anya Rice Photography

ABOVE Picturesque Cadgwith Cove with fishing boats pulled in

another activity that the whole family can get stuck into is a two-minute beach clean where you pick up and clear all the rubbish you can from the beach in just two minutes. It’s actually really fascinating to scour the sand for alien objects and if everyone who visits participates then those minutes will add up and help keep our coastline clean, for everyone to enjoy. See more about beach cleans on page 32. There is a whole wealth of beautiful beaches and tranquil coves to explore on the Lizard, ranging from family friendly bays to secluded sections of the coast, providing welcome respite after a long walk along the South West Coast Path, or the perfect playground for a day at the beach with your little ones. Whatever you prefer, you’re sure to have a magical time exploring the golden sands and turquoise waters of mainland England’s most southerly point.

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of the Lizard

We catch up with 'Best Estate Agency in Cornwall', Rohrs & Rowe, and learn of their exciting plans to further expand their portfolio on the Lizard and surrounding area.

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un by business partners, Martyn Rohrs and Matthew Rowe, the company sold over £35 million of property across Cornwall in 2018 alone, only their second full year of business. A sizeable amount of these sales came from property in this area! After such a successful 2018, they have further expanded their team to enable them to provide their awardwinning service to more clients. Matthew explains: “We have over 50 years of agency experience in Cornwall and we have a

great deal of local knowledge following many years of selling property in the Lizard to Falmouth areas so we are now specifically loo ing to increase our portfolio of interesting property as we have a number of great buyers, looking across a variety of price ranges for the ‘best in class’ homes we are synonymous with. We have also welcomed an experienced new member to the team, who lives in the area and who also brings some excellent local knowledge to the table."

MAIN Church Cove, magnificent in the summer sun

Anya Rice Photography

THE CALL

ABOVE For sale Trewen, near Falmouth, a fabulous home just minutes from the coast

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ABOVE For sale Gateacre, near Helford passage, with stunning views over Anna Maria Creek ABOVE RIGHT For sale Gweath, perched above the beautiful Mullion Cove

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è RIGHT Port Navas, a short creek running north from the Helford river

So what exactly is it that sets Rohrs & Rowe apart? Regular readers of Cornwall Living will be familiar with their stunning properties. As well as being highly experienced and successful at actually selling property, they are also award winning, voted ‘Best Estate Agency in Cornwall’ at the UK roperty wards in only their first full year of business! But it’s their highly personal, tailored approach, along with an exceptional reputation for customer service and attention to detail at every stage that sets them apart. As well as accompanying all viewings themselves, they offer bespoke marketing campaigns and they are experts in photography and the most up-to-date and eye catching techniques. Where required, they also create the most amazing aerial imagery, providing buyers with a true-to-life idea of not just the home, but the surrounding area and the lifestyle that it enables. Part of their service is also to advise clients on how to showcase their property and their stunning interior photography then shows off these attributes. These techniques clearly work as in 2018 they made a staggering 40% more open market sales of the niche £1M + market than any other agent covering Cornwall! They do stress they are proud to provide the same level of attention to detail and service to all clients, across all price ranges of properties, not just the premium market. As long as your property (or land) is distinctive, whether you own a tiny stone cottage in a picturesque setting, a contemporary waterside apartment or a Georgian home in acres of land, the Rohrs & Rowe personal and unique approach will add saleability and potential value to your property. Matthew states: "The lifestyle on offer in the area is quite unlike anywhere else, with miles upon miles of open countryside and rugged stretches of coastline. Whether it’s long walks on the coast path, getting out on the water with a variety of watersports, playing golf or simply enjoying Cornwall’s relaxed pace of life, it really does present buyers with an

opportunity to live the ultimate lifestyle by the sea." Having successfully sold their home on the Helford with Rohrs & Rowe in 2018, one very happy client had this to say: “After having met four other estate agents, I immediately felt that Matthew related to both my property and me very well. He gave us some realistic yet very helpful pointers on tasks that needed to be completed to market the house to its full potential and, once we gave them the go-ahead, they lost no time in photographing the house and producing a gorgeous brochure and video. Our property sold quickly but at no point did I feel we were neglected or kept in the dark. Both Martyn and Matthew are very experienced, which proved invaluable when it came to negotiating the price and sealing the final deal I would not hesitate to recommend them.” So, if you’ve decided that life in the Lizard area is for you and you are looking to buy, or if you own a property that makes the most of this beautiful peninsula, why not contact Rohrs & Rowe and see for yourself what sets this impressive Cornish agency apart from the rest.

After having met four other local agents I immediately felt that Matthew related to both my property and me very well

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ABOVE The renovated barns date back to the 16th century INSET Interiors range from traditional to modern and all are supremely comfortable

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ucked away on the sheltered side of the Lizard peninsula lies Kestle Barton – a hidden gem that, to many, remains a well-kept secret. Travel down woodland roads, alongside the southerly, sun-dappled creeks of the Helford river and seek out this idyllic farmstead. Surrounded by footpaths, meadows and quiet riverside beaches, whether you’re venturing here as a day visit or as a base for your Lizard break, prepare to fall in love with this beautiful pocket of Cornwall. Pull into the gates and discover the beautifully renovated barns and cottages that form this historic farmstead. Breathe in the fresh air, perfu ed by the wild ower meadows that make up the gardens, and take the time to discover the work of local and international artists in the Kestle Barton Art Gallery. The buildings, which date back to the 16th century, have had many original features restored, winning awards for their architectural design. From Kestle Barton, stroll past the lush green field on the northwest side of the hamlet, step over a gentle stream and enter the woodland below, before reaching the tiny village of Helford. Here you’ll find a co bined delicatessen, ba ery and shop, plus The Shipwrights Arms, all just a ten-minute walk away. Why not bring

a torch and walk back in the dark – an unforgettable experience! The farmstead is nestled on the banks of Frenchman’s Creek – made famous by Daphne du Maurier’s eponymous novel – and only slightly further afield you’ll find superb sailing waters, stunning clifftops, pristine beaches and sweeping heathland, all within a 15-minute drive. Forever Cornwall offers a range of holiday accommodation here, with three contemporary barn conversions and two cottages sleeping between two and eight. Some are even dog friendly, meaning your furry friend needn’t miss out on your escape to the countryside! If you’re looking for an immersive, ‘off the beaten track’ holiday experience, then Kestle Barton may just be it. To book or to find out more, be sure to contact the team at Forever Cornwall.

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DISCOVER MORE The Kestle Barton Art Gallery presents four exhibitions each year, from early April until late October, also offering events and workshops. Most work shown here will be made by artists based in, or strongly connected with the area, some of whom are celebrated around the globe.

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An opportunity FOR ALL

Introducing the Helford River Children’s Sailing Trust, a wonderful local organisation that gives every child the chance to enjoy Cornwall on the water.

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he Helford River Children’s Sailing Trust is an RYA (Royal Yachting Association) training centre with a team of seven dedicated RYA Instructors, and a eet of over sailing dinghies, kayaks, rowing and safety boats. The trust serves local primary schools, as well as schools for children with special needs and, with the help of its supporters, fundraises each year so that schools' lessons are provided free of charge or at low cost, giving every child the chance to have a go and enjoy the Helford’s 47km of stunning shoreline. Trust CEO Simon Osborne tells us: “The traditional school environment doesn’t suit

every child but being on the water breaks down barriers and creates a level playing field Learning watersports takes children outside of their comfort zone, where they discover that they can overcome challenges. It’s a lesson that can’t easily be learned in a classroom.” Speaking with Senior Instructor, Martin Fenton, we learn that the key to the trust’s success is a totally inclusive approach. "We create an environment where every child has the opportunity to grow and thrive, as individuals and also as members of a team over 17 weeks of lessons with the trust.” Volunteers are very much part of the work the trust does and every week during the

ABOVE While challenging, learning to sail is incredibly rewarding!

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ABOVE Sailing is a great way for kids to work both individually and as a team

season, over are engaged in outings on the river! With such commitment to the cause it’s no wonder that in , they received The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, which recognises excellence in voluntary activities carried out by often-unsung groups of heroes in local communities. ut it’s not just local schools that benefit Perhaps, during your trip to the Lizard, your little ones fancy giving sailing a go. If so, the Helford River Children’s Sailing Trust offers holiday courses to visiting children, which are a fantastic way for visitors and locals to get to know one another. These courses, which run over four sessions from Monday to Thursday, are open to children of all abilities aged between and During your child’s course they will work towards the stage certificate appropriate to their ability. Stages 3 and 4, in particular, require a substantial amount of theoretical knowledge and practical experience to complete, but the trust is always happy to update RYA logbooks to record your child’s progress towards certification hat’s ore, parents can rest assured that the instructors, safety boat crews and volunteers work to ensure that each session is carefully managed. And, if weather conditions aren’t suitable for sailing, your children can still enjoy a morning or afternoon out kayaking, rowing and taking part in other water-based team-building activities. The trust is also able to offer bespoke tuition to both children and adults where sessions can be tailored to your individual requirements. Last year alone the Helford River Children’s Sailing Trust provided lessons for more than

pri ary school pupils and young people from special schools with special educational needs and disabilities artin finishes “Without the trust, teachers tell us that many of these children would not be able to access such an opportunity.” Looking to the future, Simon Osborne explains how the trust intends to grow and build on an already-winning formula: “We have exciting plans to build an inclusive watersports centre on a 26-acre site at Trevassack Lake on the Lizard. This will include a state-of-the-art Learning Centre and specialist equipment. We’ll have sailing craft, aya s, SU s, rowing boats and a oating classroom. There are also seven accessible holiday lodges planned on the site, providing adapted accommodation primarily for families with disabled children looking for an activity holiday, with all the facilities they need close to hand.” The trust has received some generous donations to date and is half way to achieving its fundraising target for the Learning Centre. To find out ore about how your children could benefit fro this fantastic ornish organisation, to learn about volunteering for the trust, or to make a donation, be sure to visit the website.

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ABOVE Learning the ropes

HOW CAN YOU HELP? The trust welcomes donations large and small in support of its activities on the Helford river and at Trevassack Lake. The trust is also keen to encourage volunteers. Whether it’s helping with safety boats, or generally supporting the instructors on and off the water, training is offered at a heavily subsidised rate and all volunteers are welcome! To book a training slot email martin@hrcst.org.uk

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s you drive towards Falmouth (via Brill) from the Lizard you travel past uldrose airfield, where you can see stationary helicopters ready for ta e off and wide expanses of open countryside before arriving at the furthest navigable point of the elford river, wee nd nestled on the shore of the river within the boatyard is The oatyard af , surrounded by boats of all shapes and si es and with a beautifully landscaped garden, it’s certainly a stunning spot to enjoy a cup of tea and a delicious brea fast, or a avourso e lunch on your way past The caf is i ediately war and welco ing with a big log burner, providing war th in the winter and double doors leading out to the inviting garden during the su er Inside, the ini alist interior has hints of a Scandinavian in uence, and upon investigation you will soon see various pieces of artwor including greetings cards, oil paintings and even furniture revealing how owner Susie oodwill is ore than willing to welco e the talents of the local co unity into the caf

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ABOVE Delicious homemade treats await

Susie tells us The boatyard is a big part of wee ’s co unity but before the caf was open not everybody had the chance to co e and experience the bustling goings on here nd although there’s a thriving pub, village shop and the attraction of the ornish Seal Sanctuary on the other side of the river, there wasn’t a tea roo coffee shop or caf and that’s what I wanted to provide as another draw to the area hat’s evolved is that it’s welco ed people into the boatyard a ongst the boats and achinery, which is a really lovely at osphere to be part of It’s a brilliant spot for everyone to enjoy, whether you’re a young fa ily or an elderly couple and this is re ected in the enu, which has choices to please any palate aving won an award for their dedication to being plastic free soon after opening, we discuss how the caf upholds this co it ent Susie explains It hasn’t been that di cult at all, other restaurants and caf s as how we anage without cling fil , but it’s si ple really we just don’t buy it and instead rely on container boxes and beeswax wraps nd this co it ent has attracted other li e inded individuals such as the founder of ne ag each lean, whose bags are displayed in the caf , proceeds fro which go to the lean cean Sailing charity, which The oatyard af also supports hen discussing how the business has progressed Susie tells us It’s exactly as I hoped it would be when I first shoo hands with the owners of the boatyard They proceeded to finish the exterior renovations and all I had to do was transfor the interior

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ABOVE Such a welcoming environment filled with plants and wooden tones ç INSET

Enjoy a quick coffee or a leisurely lunch

The result being a beautiful building that sea lessly blends into its environ ent hen it co es to what’s in store for the future Susie is een to evolve and progress both in ter s of providing a varied enu and also by a ing s all changes to the layout of the caf , such as having a sail canopy ade for the outside space so that the fire can be lit in all weathers Ulti ately, The oatyard af signifies a space that welco es and brings people together, whether you’re exploring the area for the first ti e or have lived in ornwall your whole life The caf is co itted to being as sustainable as possible and stays open throughout the year so that you can continue to enjoy great coffee co e rain or shine and a e the ost of the war and welco ing environ ent all year round

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G week B oaty ard, H elston T R 12 6U F 01326 2214 04 www.theb oaty ardcaf e.co.uk

DISCOVER MORE As part of their plastic free commitment the café also sells beeswax wraps and handmade soap with no packaging.

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A selection of holiday cottages on the Lizard peninsula

Beautiful cliff top walks, long sandy beaches, gentle rolling countryside mixed with fascinating fishing villages and picturesque harbours make this a truly wonderful holiday destination.

For more information call: 01326 290162 e-mail: info@cadgwithcovecottages.co.uk Website: www.cadgwithcovecottages.com

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A warm welcome awaits from Quiet, 4-pennant family-run holiday park with a warm welcome to all. We offer holiday caravans, and spacious pitches for camping and touring, all at excellent rates. Situated just a short walk from stunning Coverack and the coast path, Little Trevothan is the ideal base to explore the Lizard and beyond. Pop in and have a look around!

Sue & Mark Martin Little Trevothan Camping & Caravan Park Coverack TR12 6SD 01326 280260 www.littletrevothan.co.uk holidays@littletrevothan.co.uk

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James & Donna Glosby & the team

Centrally located for Lizard Point, The Lizard Lighthouse, Kynance Cove and within minutes of stunning cliff top walks.

Open all day, every day Delicious homecooked food using local ingredients from local suppliers wherever possible. Daily fresh local fish specials • Informal relaxed dining Handpicked local crab • Top quality ensuite accommodation Pretty patio garden • Range of barista style coffees and tea Traditional log fire • Great selection of wines Dogs on leads welcome in the bar • Sunday roast lunch Family friendly • St Austell Brewery real ales and Cornish cider FREE Superfast Broadband WIFI

The Lizard, Cornwall, TR12 7NQ Telephone: 01326 290974 TopHouseInn www.thetophouselizard.co.uk

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ABOVE Helstonbury has become a firm fixture in the local calendar INSET World-class guitarist, Pablo Rodriguez playing a guitar made of junk! BELOW Ambling Band, Little Big Gig at Henry's Campsite

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irst up is Helstonbury, taking place in July at Helston’s world famous pub, The Blue Anchor. This family friendly wee end festival first started out in 2001, raising money to pay for a young lady’s much-needed electric wheelchair. After enjoying overwhelming success, Helstonbury soon beca e an annual fixture in elston’s calendar, and a strong presence on the Lizard’s wider entertainment scene. Over the years Helstonbury has received fantastic support from both performers and audiences alike, a recipe which always leads to a buzzing atmosphere as revellers eagerly await performances by artists from all corners the UK. Event Organiser, Paul Turton, sets the atmosphere and ethos by inviting bands, musicians and entertainers to deliver quality live music throughout the three-day event. With its unique festival atmosphere this is one that the whole family can enjoy. You may also fancy a pint of Spingo – brewed in the pub’s very own onsite microbrewery!

www.helstonbury.com

Next, in ugust, is ellys International uitar Festival. Launched in 2016, Festival Director en Salfield tells us e are a co unity event and try and involve and include local people wherever possible; locals and young people get to perform alongside international

acts, and we give breaks to people who absolutely deserve them.” Described as ‘one of Europe’s best guitar festivals’ by guitar virtuoso, Pablo Rodriguez, Hellys takes place in Helston over a week, and offers a packed schedule of daytime and evening events for adults and children alike, with children entering for free. Taking place this year from 26th to 31st August, with workshops, poetry, talks by authors and a whole host of other events, it really is worth popping in your diary!

www.hellysfestival.co.uk

o e Septe ber, we on the i ard find ourselves making the most of the last of the summer sun, usually heading for Henry’s ittle ig ig at enry’s a psite, near the Lizard village. With a fantastic line up of live music and bars serving local ale, this threeday family festival celebrates Cornwall’s creative talent in music, beer making and much more. This year is the festival’s 9th year and, as well as the music on stage, you’re invited to share and explore your creative talents in various workshops and jamming sessions throughout the weekend.

THE CADGWITH SINGERS Head to the Cadgwith Cove Inn of a Friday evening and you’ll find the famed Cadgwith Singers in full flow. The singers’ full-blooded style of singing combined with traditional Cornish songs never fails to please!

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Whether you enjoy singing along to Cornish folk tunes or are looking for family friendly festivals; if you love music, you’ll be well served on the Lizard.

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Luxury self-catering properties in the stunning harbour of Porthleven, Cornwall. porthlevenholidaycottages.co.uk | 01326 574270 Cury Cro ss Mullion T Lanes R12 7AZ just off th e A3083

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Just 14 lodges make up ‘The Meadow’, a new development at Franchis Holiday Park surrounded by mature trees and sloping gently down to a woodland stream. Just moments away from unspoilt villages, beautiful sandy coves and stunning coastal scenery you can’t help but relax here. Holiday lodges can be enjoyed for 11 months of the year and are available with a 30 year site licence.

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TO STAY AT FRANCHIS HOLIDAY PARK: 01326 240301 enquiries@franchis.co.uk • www.franchis.co.uk

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There are some fantastic gardens on the Lizard, many of which sell an array of plants to brighten up your garden.

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sub tropical paradise with a stunning coastal bac drop, Trebah arden is open all year. Explore beneath canopies bursting with exotic blooms, follow vibrant tunnels of colour and discover year old rhododendrons, magnolias and camellias. To ta e a little piece of sub tropical ornwall home with you, pop into the Trebah Plant entre, where you’ll find top uality plants grown either in the Trebah nursery, or by trusted local suppliers. www.trebahgarden.co.uk

This ancient and atmospheric estate is home to a beautiful medieval garden and a historic house. There’s a riverside walk nearby with two troll bridges – a wonderful route for spotting wild owers There’s also the Side arden and the King’s arden a suntrap with cloud li e box hedges and large owering agnolia trees Dogs on short leads are welcome in all outside areas, with the garden, estate and King’s Room open all year, and the iggery where you ll find the small tea room and shop. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/godolphin

Glendurgan Garden arpeted by thousands of wild owers, the three valleys of lendurgan a e for a wonderful afternoon spent exploring. Wander down to the beach and the beautiful hamlet of Durgan, a place to watch birds and boats and skim stones. There’s also the cherry laurel a e great for ids as well as the iant’s Stride rope swing

Trebah Garden

ABOVE Explore the ever-changing Glendurgan Garden

MORE GARDENS TO EXPLORE Bonython Estate: Great for those with dogs (on leads), expect magnificent shrubs, a walled garden, lakes and a beautiful woodland walk, all just a short distance from Cury Cross Lanes. Potager: Small but undeniably beautiful, you’ll find Potager Garden near Constantine. Bosahan: This beautiful garden enjoys stunning views of the coast with a stream gently trickling through the centre. Near St Anthony-in-Meneage.

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ê BELOW The maze at Glendurgan

lendurgan also has a fantastic plant centre, with a vibrant selection of changing seasonal plants, some specific to lendurgan, and a range of ornamental products to add interest to your garden and encourage wildlife, too. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/glendurgan

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he wild reaches of the Lizard are home to a number of rare plants – species so rare that you can only find the in the wild, thriving in very particular conditions. But head to one of these fantastic gardens and you will still find the inspiration and plants that you need to spruce up your own garden.

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Exploring the Lizard’s beautiful beaches and coast paths is even better with man’s best friend.

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iscovering hidden coves and sandy beaches is even more enjoyable with our furry friends in tow, seeing them scampering around investigating new smells and bounding through waves never fails to bring a smile to our faces, so here’s our guide to how you can make the most of the Lizard with your pooch.

Beaches are the perfect place for your pup to stretch their legs, race after balls and sticks and generally let off some steam. In winter dogs have the run of the Lizard, with all the beaches mentioned in our cover story allowing dogs to get sandy paws from 1st October until Easter Sunday. However, here are some suggestions if you want to head to the beach all year round.

MAIN Cadgwith Cove, dog friendly on the east side

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ABOVE Treat your pooch to beach walks all year round

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TOP Poldhu Beach Café welcomes dogs on leads even when the ban is in place

Cadgwith Cove pictures ue fishing village and a beautiful spot to explore by foot, the east of Cadgwith Cove is dog friendly all year round so you can enjoy the crystal clear waters and take a dip with your pooch.

A striking beach with steep cliffs and a stream running into the sea, it’s a brilliant place to explore with your four-legged friend with a coastal path that wraps around the headland, that you can walk to from Cadgwith Cove. The designated dog beach is on the east side, which is accessible along the path that curves around the first beach and over a small headland. Make sure not to walk over the south side of the beach to get to the east though as this part of Kennack has a dog ban with a ini u fine during the summer months.

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Loe Bar The vast expanse of sand at Loe Bar is perfect for your pooch to race around while you admire the crashing surf and it also benefits fro having a la e on the other side of the bar, providing an entirely different environment of rich foliage and wildlife to explore. However, it’s not advisable for you or your pooch to hit the surf at Looe Bar as it’s notoriously dangerous with powerful waves and strong currents, and the lake also has a muddy slippery bank which is hard to get out of, but there’s more than enough to admire from land in this beautiful spot.

Polpeor Cove The most southerly point of mainland Britain, Polpeor Cove is a small, south-facing beach right next to the old lifeboat station at Lizard Point. We recommend tying in a walk along the coastal path in this area with a trip to the beach, ideally during low tide so there is more sand exposed and you can top off your visit with a Cornish cream tea at Polpeor café, which is dog friendly throughout the year.

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Excluding the beaches, it’s actually possible to explore the whole of the Lizard with your furry friend as long as you stick to the coast paths, meaning you can still admire beautiful beaches like Poldhu, Church Cove, Kynance and Housel Bay all year round as long as your pup sticks to the path. With the added benefit of being able to visit the beach cafés, which are dog friendly… so the ban really isn’t as restricting as it seems, especially considering that even some of the beaches with seasonal bans allow dogs in the morning before 7am and in the evening from 7pm. We hope you enjoy our dog-friendly guide to the Lizard and make the most of everything it has to offer for you and your four legged friends, throughout the year.

ABOVE There's nothing quite like exploring hidden coves with man's best friend

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BEACH ETIQUETTE Always pick up after your pooch when exploring either the coastal path or the beaches, and discard bags in designated dog-waste bins. Make sure to opt for biodegradable doggie bags if you want to help do your bit against plastic pollution.

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With so much beautiful countryside the Lizard peninsula offers walkers and runners a host of routes, whatever your ability.

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ABOVE Immerse yourself in Godolphin's stunning countryside TOP LEFT National Trust Rangers installing the outdoor gym at Penrose ç LEFT Take a run or a leisurely stroll through one of the Lizard's National Trust estates

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ornwall’s coastline has some fantastic rugged cliff walking with incredible views, but if you prefer something a little more gentle then, on the Lizard, there are some lovely National Trust owned gardens and estates that fit the bill ne of our favourites is the Penrose Estate, which stretches from the bottom of Helston out to the harbour town of orthleven ixture of woodland, wetland and coast, the estate has various routes for all abilities If you start in elston, where you’ll find a large free car park, you can enjoy a leisurely three-mile stroll into the heart of the estate on a fairly level tar ac drive This out and return route is popular with families, is great for children on bikes and scooters and at the half way point you can stop for refreshments at the pretty Stables af ere you can enjoy a barista coffee and some delicious cake in the sheltered courtyard while the children happily explore the walled garden next door For the more adventurous, you can continue on from the Stables Café and walk around the whole estate and Loe Pool, a route that is a little over six iles This ta es you through woodland, across the Loe Bar and returns via the Carminowe Creek – stout footwear is advisable as some of the paths can get quite muddy in winter but it is well worth the effort ur favourite ti e is early ay, when a stunning display of bluebells carpets the woodland oor If you fancy upping the pace at Penrose, then the ever-popular 5k Parkrun takes place at 9am every Saturday morning, beginning at the entrance to enrose in elston If you’re new to the sport then this free, timed event is a great opportunity to start running in a friendly, supportive environment that attracts individuals and fa ilies ali e or seasoned runners, the route offers a co petitive, at

great for PBs! The run sees an average of 170 runners each week and has recently celebrated its th event or ore infor ation and to register for a barcode visit www.parkrun.org. uk/penrose/ If you can’t make the Saturday morning Parkrun then the estate offers some great run routes at any ti e of the wee There are also a number of outdoor gym stations on the main Helston to Porthleven route, created by the National Trust and cleverly designed to fit in with the woodland environ ent while putting you through your paces isit www. nationaltrust.org.uk/penrose for ore details Just a few miles outside Helston, you can discover Godolphin, an ancient and atmospheric estate with a medieval garden and historic house or a gentle stroll, wal around the 16th century garden discovering the paddock and orchard as well as the ore for al gardens The wider estate offers a short riverside walk as well as the rugged, and very hilly, ramble to the top of odolphin ill illy it ay be, but it’s definitely worth the effort when you get to the top n a clear day, you get to experience panora ic views across to St ichael’s ount and beyond to St Ives ay If you are up to more of a challenge, then why not take part in the Trust10 challenge at odolphin This is a free, trail run that explores the wider estate The route is two laps of a circular course and can be enjoyed as part of your training or as a fun morning out with fa ily and friends If you’re not up to the full 10k then you’re welcome just to do one lap of the course ou can find the route here www.runtogether.co.uk/routes/ trust10-at-godolphin and the Piggery Café is open after the run for a well-deserved coffee, cake and catch up with your fellow runners

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DISCOVER MORE The South West Outdoor Festival (SWOF) is a weekendlong adventure festival featuring inspirational speakers, live music, great food, and outdoor activities including trail running, walking, cycling, kayaking, climbing, axe throwing, wild-food foraging, star gazing and much more. The event welcomes campers and day visitors. SWOF is coming to Cornwall for the first time, from 27th until 29th September. Penrose will be hosting a full weekend of outdoor adventure and al fresco entertainment. Visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/swof for more details.

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A flavour

OF THE LIZARD Get an insight into the passion that drives Penny Williams, founder of Penny’s Pies.

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enny Williams has lived and worked in Manaccan for more than 18 years and tells us: “I’ve always enjoyed cooking, so when my life came to a bit of a crossroads and I was wondering what to do next, I decided to bake some pies, take them down to Gillan beach and ask my friends to try them.” Since then, Penny's Pies have become increasingly popular, not only to Cornish shops and those frequenting the local farmers markets, but to seasonal visitors in search of a luxurious taste of Cornwall. awgan Stores was the first to stoc y pies, followed by Baileys in Penryn. Then I started going to Helston Farmers Market and increased to four each week. I also attend large events like Stithians Show and the Royal Cornwall Show. Speaking with customers at events and markets is the best way of getting feedback and I always take on board what they say.” enny is a fir believer that where a product comes from is very important. “It’s crucial to me that I have control over what goes into every aspect of my pies – it means that I can be certain they’re the best they can be! I source my meat from Trevarthens, Primrose Herd and my game from Duchy Game – so it’s all Cornish and responsibly sourced.”

All ingredients are sourced as locally as possible, except for some that are not indigenous to this country, like pistachios. This includes the butter, which Penny uses instead of lard to make the hot water crust, and because her pastry has proven so popular, Penny continues: “I’m actually looking at producing ready-to-use pastry!” If you’re out and about on the Lizard and loo ing for so ething to fill your picnic bas et, pop into Mawgan Stores or give Penny a call and pick up a pie of your choice. “I recommend all of them, but my boys in particular love the steak and ale.” Sounds delicious!

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ABOVE Beautifully handmade with delicious local ingredients – a proper taste of Cornwall

DISCOVER MORE You can find Penny’s Pies at: Great Cornish Food Store (Truro) Cornish Food Box Company (Truro) Mawgan Stores (Mawgan, Lizard) Baileys (Penryn) Bellamama (Loswithiel) Inkys Farm Shop (near St Neott) Helston Farmers Market Sennen Farmers Market Mousehole Farmers Market

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TO RELEASE We discover more about the amazing rehabilitation work that the Cornish Seal Sanctuary undertakes. ABOVE Pups currently residing at the Gweek sanctuary

FIND OUT MORE As a charity, the Cornish Seal Sanctuary would not be able to do its vital work without the support of guests, so why not help support the rescue of seals in need, along with the care of resident animals by paying the Gweek sanctuary a visit?

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he Cornish Seal Sanctuary is a charity that rescues and rehabilitates grey seal pups from around the Cornish coastline. Each season, the sanctuary rehabilitates over 70 seal pups that have been rescued for various reasons, from malnourishment to being separated from their mum. Situated at the mouth of the Helford river in Gweek, with stunning views of the river and rolling green hills, the seals are lucky to be able to rest and recuperate in such beautiful surroundings. Often pups are split up from their mothers and need time to mature before they’re ready to be returned to the ocean, or the sanctuary takes in injured seals who need to recover before being released back into the wild. In some cases, the sanctuary will provide a permanent home to animals that need special care from their team of marine animal experts, providing them with a future that they may not otherwise have. With turquoise pools looking out onto the river, the seals have a pretty good set up while they wait to return to the ocean, and to be able to visit the rescued animals is a real treat for children and adults alike. It provides

the chance to get closer to these majestic animals and witness their unique and playful personalities first hand There are also other animals such as penguins and otters who call the sanctuary home, so you can learn about various marine species during your visit. s part of the S I Trust charity, the Cornish Seal Sanctuary couldn’t do their vital work without the support of the public. Seal pups cost on average £2,000 to go through rehabilitation – and this doesn’t include those that re uire special care, such as Ted who came to the sanctuary with a broken jaw and needed surgery, or Harry who was entangled in netting and wounded badly The sanctuary is therefore very grateful for all their guests and donations that go towards helping with the costs of pup rehabilitation and medical care for the resident animals, and it’s certainly a cause that is well worth a visit on any trip to the Lizard.

CORNISH SEAL SANCTUARY G week T R 12 6U G 01326 221361 www.visitsealif e.com/ gweek

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Visit Lizard L ghthouse and Heritage Centre

New Temporary Exhibition for 2019: Focussing on some of the everyday words and phrases that have maritime origins.

• Climb the lighthouse and see the breathtaking views. • Power up the foghorn and let it blast! • Send a Morse Code message. • Build a giant foam lighthouse taller than you!

Established in 1619, Lizard Light Station has been lighting the way for 400 years and many unique events and competitions will be part of the celebrations. For further information including details of our 400th celebrations, visit:

www.trinityhouse.co.uk

Tel: 01326 290202

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KEEP THE COAST CLEAN

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massive topic that has been raised throughout the world is the impact that plastic pollution is having on our environment, an impact that is most evident on our coastlines when all manner of rubbish washes in with the tide, to be strewn along our beaches like some warped treasure. The Lizard is no exception, and in order to protect its stunning coastline there have been a plethora of clean up

schemes initiated, which are easy for everyone to get involved with whether you’re visiting or live locally. The 2 Minute Beach Clean is one such scheme, set up by Martin Dorey and Tab Perry with the concept that if everyone who visits the beach scours the sand and collects any litter for just two minutes, it actually contributes a massive amount to keeping our coast clean. Visit www.2minute.org for more information.

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ê BELOW Ditch plastic bottles thanks to the Refresh Porthleven Scheme

A similar scheme is the One Bag Beach Clean set up in Durgan in a bid to keep the Helford and surrounding beaches clean, with the notion that by filling up one bag of litter you can make a big difference. Visit The Boatyard Café (as seen on page 18) to buy your own beach clean bag, proceeds of which go towards the Clean Ocean Sailing Charity. Founded in Gweek, the charity has been set up to sustainably clean our coasts and oceans by sailing, rowing and paddling to inaccessible places in order to collect marine litter. Then, to help tackle the plastic problem from the source, Refresh Porthleven produces reusable water bottles and keep-cups with the aim of reducing single-use plastic in the village, which has been mimicked elsewhere too. All of these initiatives have been set up in reaction to the litter phenomenon that we

Another way to do your bit to help keep our coasts clean is by rejecting standard plastic items and choosing biodegradable alternatives such as bamboo toothbrushes and cotton buds, plastic-free loofas and metal lunchboxes, which can be bought from shops such as Un-Rap in Falmouth and the Incredible Bulk Van, a mobile zero-waste store that brings plastic free alternatives to you. To find out ore visit www.mobilezerowasteshop.co.uk.

BEACH CLEAN SAFETY Wear protective gloves or use a litter picker. If you can’t, make sure you wash your hands afterwards. For more beach clean information refer to Martin Dorey’s book No. More. Plastic., or visit: www.beachclean.net/safety

If you want to get involved in an organised beach clean then check out the Surfers Against Sewage and the National Trust websites, where you’ll find a list of upco ing beach clean events at locations near you, or simply head to the beach with your bag and get collecting.

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Refresh Porthleven

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RIGHT Surfers Against Sewage volunteers keeping our beaches clean

find ourselves living in there are so any ways to help combat littering, from taking a pledge against plastic bottles to getting stuck in to a beach clean, the notion is that with every small contribution we can start making a big impact on the plastic problem.

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ABOVE RIGHT The sheer amount of marine litter collected shows how worthwhile it is

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PERFECT CADENCE We explore the roots of gig rowing and what this coastal tradition means to the wider Lizard community.

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ilot gig rowing dates back to around the late 18th century, when the original gig boats were built to ferry pilots out to sea to the aid of out-of-control vessels. These ships would be in need of local knowledge to prevent them from foundering on underwater hazards, and would pay local pilots handsomely for their service. To put a new boat through its paces, the owner would pit it against local opposition to see just how fast it was, and it didn’t take long for these races to beco e an o cial fixture in the social calendar To this day the co petition re ains fierce, but it’s also friendly, especially on the Lizard, which is home to a number of Cornwall’s 25 gig clubs. s we find out over the next few pages, gig clubs help reinforce a sense of community, bringing people together from all walks of life via a shared love of the sea and the traditions that underpin this fantastic sport. We speak to Tony Best, Fundraiser for orthleven ig lub, who explains that the club currently has approxi ately e bers,

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with ages ranging from 12 to 70 years! He tells us: “Personally I love rowing, especially after a long day at work; being out in the fresh air, out at sea, is great, and being part of a crew is special when competing in regattas.” Among a host of other events, Porthleven Gig Club competes in the World Pilot Gig Championships every May on the Isles of Scilly. “In fact, most weekends we are at a regatta somewhere, from Newlyn to Saltash, with several crews including juniors, adults, ixed and veterans “Porthleven Gig Club has been at the heart of the village for years s an historic fishing port, the Cornish gig is steeped in the history of the village as the traditional vessel of the RNLI. The club’s first gig is na ed Energetic, after a

fishing boat that was lost at sea, resulting in the loss of nearly a whole Porthleven family,” so it means a great deal to the village. Tony finishes ots of people see us coming and going from the harbour and think ‘I’d like to give that a go’. If anyone is interested, just pop down and have a chat with someone in the gig shed (on the harbour head), and we’ll be happy to invite them to a social rowing evening or new members’ night. Those new to rowing usually come out smiling, especially if we’re lucky enough to see dolphins! It really is a very special experience Helford Gig Club Secretary, Nic Wilson, shares Tony’s view, explaining I thin people join the club to be out on the river, to meet people, to eep fit, even to be co petitive if they wish. We all love to row and just enjoy being out with a bunch of likeminded people.” Helford Gig Club currently has 200 members, with ages ranging from nine to 75 years – older in some cases! “Our club competes in local regattas throughout the summer, and we take part in the World Pilot Gig Championships held on the Isles of Scilly. We also have teams that take part in the reat iver ace which is approxi ately 24 miles rowing up the Thames – and we’ve even competed in Holland!”

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The Cadgwith Cove Inn We have newly refurbished bedrooms with sea views on a B&B basis. Dogs and One Night Stays welcome! We specialise in seafood, which is caught by our adgwith fisher en and served to the table the same day.

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Mondays – Quiz Night Tuesdays – Folk Night

As feat ured on BBC’s Fisherm an’s Appren t & Coast ice al Path

Wednesdays – Curry Night

Dates for the di ar y Annual Folk Day

Thursdays – Steak Night

Saturday 13th July • Live music midday to midnight – everyone welcome to sing/play/listen

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Nic tells us that the club gladly welcomes anyone who wishes to give gig rowing a go. “They can be young or old, competitive or not – the sport is all inclusive. We hold two events of our own and locals come along to enjoy the spectacle of the gigs racing on the river.” Many of the club’s members live in and around the local area and, with a second clubhouse in Gweek encouraging members from around the Lizard, it really is a community affair! And it’s no different for Cadgwith Gig Club. Coach of the junior team, Sam Jane, tells us: “Cadgwith is a very special place and the gig club is at the heart of the community. I feel it’s a rite of passage to row for those of us who live in and around Cadgwith. I started rowing when I was 13 as both my parents rowed too. It’s a great social sport – not many sports see children participating alongside parents and even grandparents!” This club hosts a number of fundraising events, including Buller Day – named after the club’s first gig and visited by friends as far away as Scilly, Salcombe, Bristol and London! This year it will take place on 17th August. “We’ll also be hosting two club barbecues on Wednesdays during late July and August.” Sa finishes t the o ent we are training out of St Antony on the Helford, but the gig will return to Cadgwith at Easter. We welcome anyone who’d like to give rowing a go, as well

as anyone who would like to sponsor one of the oldest gig clubs currently on the circuit!” Last, but by no means least, we meet Bev Clarke, Club Secretary for Coverack Gig Club. Coverack is incredibly active on the gig racing circuit, competing in more than 20 events throughout the season including the World Pilot Gig Championships. Bev tells us: “We have 34 adult racing members and 14 juniors – the youngest is 11 and the oldest is 68! “Some who join are looking to improve their lifestyle and increase their fitness levels, while others are drawn to the sport by the appeal of the beautiful wooden gigs and the desire to protect their Cornish heritage. “As a non-rower, I personally enjoy the heritage and seeing all the gigs at the many events we attend. I also love the social aspect, the great community spirit among the rowers from different clubs, and the volunteering aspect, especially with the juniors. It’s great to be a part of the club’s success!” There are a number of events taking place throughout the season and take it from us, gig rowing makes for some fantastic spectator sport To find out ore and to see the latest fixtures, head to www.gigrower. co.uk. Alternatively, if you’d like to give it a go yourself, why not contact one of the peninsula’s gig clubs and book yourself in for a taster session?

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and creativity Celebrating a history of craftsmanship and trade in and around Helston with annual event series, Helston Makes It.

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ABOVE Martin Douglas and one of his beautiful guitars RIGHTè Try your hand at a wide range of traditional skills

overing workshops, talks and activities for everyone to enjoy, we catch up with Helston Makes It organiser, Jude Carroll, who tells us: “Once, not so many years ago, there was a time when you could get everything you needed in Helston – you didn’t need to go to Truro! Helston was once full of basket makers, weavers, spinners, blacksmiths, tinsmiths and many other artisans. Our event is essentially about celebrating this rich, creative heritage over the month of September, offering workshops with an eclectic mix of skilled makers to share their knowledge and ensure their skills aren’t forgotten about in generations to come.” Jude believes that the skills of making can really help you to de-stress. Whether it’s beautiful, functional, both or neither, just knowing that you have created something, Jude tells us, can be enough to help equalise against the pressures of an increasingly hectic world. Last year’s event saw a multitude of skills brought to the fore, some familiar, others less well remembered. Catherine Earp from the Cornwall Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers demonstrated the process of turning eece into yarn, while Sally Cole delivered a fascinating workshop sharing her expertise in the art of lino cut printing. Other workshops included making your own hardback notebook, tapestry weaving, felting, crochet; there was even a talk from Martin Douglas about how he makes his beautiful classical guitars! This annual celebration of creativity is invaluable, championing artisanal skills and crafts that have been so fundamental to our industrial past. If you’d like to gain a fascinating insight into Helston’s rich and surprisingly recent history, or are looking for inspiration to take up a new hobby, be sure to keep an eye on the Helston Museum of Cornish Life website for this year’s dates and line up.

HELSTON MAKES IT

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DISCOVER MORE Helston Makes It also includes a town trail, giving visitors the chance to discover what trades and businesses Helston’s historic buildings were once used for.

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THE POWER OF We meet some of the Lizard’s choirs and discover their significance to both the members and the wider community.

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for the shared love of singing helps bring the local people together, offering a sense of community that, in many places, has sadly been lost. Next we catch up with Mary Cooper from the St Mellanus Singers. “We are a community SATB (soprano, alto, tenor and bass) choir based in Mullion.” The choir’s repertoire is, again, very diverse, ranging fro songs li e Stainer’s rucifixion, which they perform every Good Friday, to Cornish folk songs. “We can be found singing every Friday evening, throughout August, in ullion ove, finishes ary Last but by no means least we speak to Mike Slater, Chairman of the Maen Voes Choir from St Keverne. Having been formed for four years, this mixed choir is currently 28 strong, with member ages ranging from 44 to 76. On what brings them all together, Mike explains: “Firstly, we love music, however I am sure that single members join for the camaraderie and co panionship they find within a group of likeminded people. “I myself love singing, and as a choir we sing an eclectic mix of mainly modern music from shows, pop and modern composers such as John Rutter, as well as seasonal songs and occasional madrigals, incorporating music with a Cornish connection where possible.” While based in St Keverne, Maen Voes Choir members come from the surrounding villages on the Lizard, including Coverack, Mawgan, St Martin and Manaccan, as well as St Keverne. “There is a strong community spirit among small rural communities, and the choir really helps reinforce this sense of belonging. We perform in local halls and churches, bringing our music to these scattered communities and helping foster the sense that we are one on the Lizard.”

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ornwall is teeming with musical talent and, as we discovered on page 21, the Lizard has a fantastic calendar of musical events encompassing a whole spectrum of genres. But it’s not just rock bands and guitarists that play to the metronome of the coast; the Lizard is home to a number of choirs too, choirs that gather for no other reason than a shared love of music, and a sense of community that many would argue is being slowly eroded in this modern age. We catch up with just a few that you may be lucky enough to hear as you traverse the reaches of this beautiful peninsula. ased in the fishing port of adgwith, the Cadgwith Singers have become famed around the Duchy for their full-blooded style of singing. Singing the songs they love, this fantastic and quintessentially Cornish group can be heard every Friday evening at the Cadgwith Cove Inn and, take it from us, their distinctive style never fails to please! Another group local to the Lizard are the Pentyr Singers. Curious to know more about them, we catch up with choir member, Mo Russell, who explains: “We are a really happy choir who do not take things too seriously!” The Pentyr Singers’ repertoire, contrary to what many might assume about a village choir, is surprisingly varied, covering a wide variety of music from 16th century madrigals and music from various shows, to 20th century rock and roll. With more than 40 singers bringing each song to life, and with the talented Reverend Paul Benny as an accompanist, the Pentyr Singers’ unique sound is truly something to behold. n how the choir benefits the local community, Mo tells us: “We sing to help raise funds for various projects on the Lizard peninsula,” but not just that. For the Pentyr Singers, regularly getting together

There is a strong community spirit among small rural communities, and the choir really helps reinforce this sense of belonging.

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Inspired by

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Introducing Simon and Rebecca Jewell, two very different but immensely talented artists based on the Lizard.

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aving always shared a love of art and a passion for creative painting, Simon and Rebecca Jewell moved from Oxford to Cornwall 11 years ago, following their shared dream of beco ing better artists and finding more time and inspiration to paint. We ask what their secret to success is. Simon explains: “One of the reasons we work so well together is having this shared interest. People ask if there is competition between us and we always say ‘no’; we just work to help and support each other.” Rebecca paints contemporary botanical pieces in acrylic. “I love gardening and have a real passion for growing the owers I paint”, she tells us. “I always work from photographs, so composing the shot is a very important part of the process. I like to use light and shadow, also glass jars and bottles as part of the work, or just paint the pure beauty of each ower Rebecca explains that being photorealistic is a big part of her work. “So, when people say they can s ell the ower, or feel they could reach in and pick them off the canvas, it’s a real compliment!” Meanwhile, Simon has always had an interest in wild weather, which has turned into a real passion. He tells us: “There is nowhere to run and hide down here so you just have to embrace the elements. My aim is to capture in paint the untamed seas and the large open spaces of Goonhilly Downs.” Together this dynamic duo form Jewell Arts, working from their home and shared studio in Mawgan. Simon continues: “Five years ago we were very lucky to be able to convert our garage into a purpose built studio where we both work.” And, although their painting styles differ, “it’s always nice to have someone to bounce ideas off and talk to about plans for future paintings.” Located at the gateway to the Lizard peninsula, Jewell Arts is open for visits by appoint ent ebecca finishes e are also taking part in our 6th year of Open Studios this year, which we love to do. It’s a great chance to meet people who are interested in our work and also make contact with other artists. There’s a

wonderful family of artists on the Lizard and in the surrounding areas, and we’re immensely proud to be part of it.”

JEWELL ARTS

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DISCOVER MORE If you happen to be in Porthleven, be sure to pop into The Customs House Gallery where Simon and Rebecca both exhibit their work.

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A CAFÉ WITH

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The Twisted Currant in Porthleven makes the perfect pit stop during your day spent walking the Lizard’s coastal paths.

Three Cornish cheese ploughman's with homemade red onion marmalade

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n the heart of the s all and beautiful fishing village of orthleven you’ll find the Twisted urrant ver the last four years, the tea has become an important part of the local co unity, welco ing groups of local people, fro the ladies exercise and wal ing club to groups of friends eeting up for a daily chat over a coffee It’s also provided sanctuary for those si ply in need of co pany and a friendly s ile The caf is dog friendly, which has proved popular with locals and visitors ali e, and the tea always has a treat on hand to a e your pooch feel right at ho e Tea e ber, Susan tells us e pride ourselves on our wide variety of delicious ho e ade ca es, as well as a creative and traditional food enu e have ca es and treats to suit every taste, including vegan, dairy and gluten free options There’s a great selection of ornish crea teas too, fro the traditional, to our odern twists’ of the entle an’s heese rea Tea and the fa ous hocolate rea Tea verything is coo ed on the pre ises too, so you now it’s fresh The Twisted urrant specialises in catering for all lifestyle choices and dietary re uire ents, ta ing their co it ent to it

very seriously and striving to create delicious eals for the whole fa ily and friends to enjoy together No one is left out here and there’s always plenty of choice available Susan continues e believe strongly in supporting other local businesses too, and we source everything as locally as possible ur free range eggs are fro a far er in ayle, crab fro orthleven, and fresh produce is supplied by est ountry in udoc ur ornish cheeses, clotted crea and il co e fro ount’s ay airy even our tea is grown in ornwall ith a s all, personable tea of welco ing and friendly staff doing their ut ost to a e every visitor feel welco e and co fortable, next ti e you’re in orthleven with the pooch, be sure to pop into The Twisted urrant to satisfy that hearty sea air appetite

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“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks” – John Muir

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he Lizard National Nature Reserve covers almost 2,500 hectares and is home to nearly half the British native ora and a wide spectru of fauna, so whether your passion is horticultural or oological, a few days’ exploring co e highly reco ended If you’re luc y you could spot the endangered arsh fritillary butter y near redannac cliffs, or a peregrine falcon as it oo s overhead at speeds of up to and over ph s you stroll along the clifftops be sure to eep your eyes peeled for adders weaving their way through the undergrowth a fascinating sight, but one to be wary of, especially if you’re with your dog atch out for co on li ards too often found bas ing on roc s, the ales are the easiest to spot, especially during ating season when their yellow or orange bellies are at their brightest asily overloo ed, the peninsula is also home to some true botanical gems, including rare lichens, pyg y rushes, three lobed water crowfoots and cha o iles To learn ore about the any botanical species found here, why not pic up a copy of Wild Flowers of the Lizard by Robin Bates and Bill Scolding? Having seen a joyous resurgence in recent years, there’s so ething truly special about seeing ornish choughs in the wild Usually found roa ing the cliffs and identifiable by their fiery red bills and atching legs, Cornish choughs actually rely on our agricultural footprint to thrive eing ground feeders, when ponies and carts fell out of use and far ers began oving livestoc inland, trac s beca e overgrown and once rich feeding grounds also abundant with wild owers beca e cho ed and overgrown Than fully, by wor ing closely with tenant far ers and other landowners, the National Trust, ornwall ildlife Trust and Natural England have been able to reintroduce sure footed cattle breeds and oorland ponies to the clifftops, restoring the choughs’ feeding grounds to their for er verdant glory.

TOP Beautiful Cornish heathland, typical of the Lizard ABOVE RIGHT Keep an eye out for adders, especially if you're out with your dog ABOVE LEFT The iconic Cornish chough, identifiable by its fiery red bill ç LEFT Pygmy rush BELOW Look down and you may well spot a legless lizard (or slow worm) crossing your path!

The Lizard is home to a number of wonderful gardens, perfect whether you’re a budding horticulturalist or simply love immersing yourself in the outdoors. Turn to page 23 to find out more.

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it’s decorated and fitted out to co ple ent its countryside locale. After all, what’s the point of living on the Lizard if you can’t enjoy the rugged beauty of natural materials inside, as well as out? This is where Kernow Stone comes in. This fantastic Cornish business is the leading provider of natural stone in Cornwall. Its parent company, Martin and Sons, was founded in 1909, and now sees the fourth and fifth generation of the artin fa ily working together towards the fabrication of the most beautiful and robust natural stone. So what can they do for your home? With more than 20 years of experience in the industry and thousands of happy customers across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, Kernow Stone offer the supply and installation of granite and quartz worktops, as well as natural stone wall and oor tiles, house signs, slate sills and much more. Put simply, they can make your house on the Lizard look and feel as if it belongs to the landscape, part of the very fabric of this rugged peninsula. We catch up with Tom Martin, who tells us: “We now have trading partners all over the world, including Brazil, India, Spain and Italy, from whom we import natural stone.

This means that we not only offer so e of the finest stone products on the market, but we make what may once have seemed a pipedream an affordable reality for anyone embarking on a home improvement project.” Recent investment in both the company workforce and machinery means that Kernow Stone is now able to serve more clients than ever before. Not only this, Tom continues: “The diversity of colours of granite now available is surprising, and it’s now more affordable than ever due to opening markets all around the world!” Kernow Stone works with an extensive list of Cornish builders, architects, kitchen companies, designers and joiners, making the dreams of homeowners across Cornwall a reality. To add a touch of nature to your home, whether it’s with new worktops, tiles or a stunning, natural stone oor, be sure to pop into the Kernow Stone showroom and see what the friendly team of experts can do for you!

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EVENTS 2019 |

Dates for the diary A quick guide to what’s on across the Lizard in 2019.

Here on the Lizard there’s plenty going on throughout the year to keep you entertained, from beach cleans around the peninsula to festivals that celebrate centuries of local tradition. Even over the Christmas period you’ll find lots going on, so grab a pencil and get set to fill your diary!

APRIL

MARCH

Remember that dates and details can (and often do) change, so for more details and the latest news of upcoming events on the Lizard, see the online ‘What’s on’ guide: www.lizardcornwall.co.uk

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EVENT

Every first Tuesday of the month

Coverack beach, Coverack

Beach clean of Coverack beach. Collected rubbish can be left by dog waste bin at North Corner.

Every Wednesday

Godolphin, Godolphin Cross, Helston

Join a guided walk of the estate of Godolphin and discover the mining history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dogs on leads welcome. Event is free, admission charges apply.

Every Saturday First Saturday of the month Second Monday of the month

Penrose, Helston

5K Park Run. Every Saturday, free event.

The Old Cattle Market, Helston

Farmers Market on the first Saturday of every month, with over 30 local producers and sellers.

Porthallow Village Hall

Porthallow Film Night, all welcome £4. 7.30pm www.porthallowcove.com for more information.

Everyday 1st April to 15th September

Wildlife Watchpoint, Lizard Point

Come and get closer to nature at Britain’s most southerly point at the Wildlife Watchpoint. National Trust volunteers are on hand to provide information about some of the amazing wildlife that lives in this incredible part of the country. Highlights include Cornish choughs and Atlantic grey seals. Call 01326 222170 for more information about the Watchpoint and about guided walks.

Thursdays in school holidays

Helston Museum, Helston

Krafty Kids craft sessions run Thursdays 10.30am to 12.30pm during the school holidays.

Sat 2nd

Coverack Village Hall

Quiz Night raising funds for the Fishermen’s Rest. St. Peter's Hall starting at 7.30pm.

3rd

Tolmen Centre, Constantine

Sam Carter, winner of 2010 Radio 2 Folk Awards. Go to www.tolmencentre.co.uk for information on this event, and others throughout the year.

5th

Coverack beach

Coverack Beach Clean, please place collected rubbish by the dog waste bin at North Corner, Coverack.

5th

St Peters Hall and Coverack Beach, Coverack

Pancake racing with Coverack School 10:30am on Coverack beach. Pancakes for the children in St Peter’s Hall.

5th

Coronation Park, Helston

5th Pancake in the Park, pancake races in Coronation Park.

6th

Port Navas Village Hall

Soup Kitchen from 12.30pm, £3 no booking required.

12th

Helston Museum, Helston

Emily Trevenen – Helston’s Lady Bountiful, is a talk about this influential Helston woman. Talk by Patrick Carroll. Free.

15th

Lambeage Hall, Coverack

Film night, raising funds for hall renovation fund. £5, 7pm.

16th

Gweek Village Hall

Cultivating the Native Oyster. Tristan Hugh-Jones delivers a talk about the many issues impacting our native oyster population, from parasites to water quality. £4. Under 18s and HMCG free. £5 for Supper (must pre-book).

16th

Ruan Minor Village Hall

Spring Show. 50p admission, 2.30pm.

16th -27th

Helston Museum, Helston

Archaeology Exhibition, looking at the findings of students from Plymouth University in partnership with Truro College.

20th

Port Navas Village Hall

Life in the Solar System is a talk by Robert Beeman. £7 to include a pasty. Please book on 01328 340214

22nd

Tolmen Centre, Constantine

Pete Oxley and Nick Meier, two masterly guitarists perform together.

24th

Godolphin Cross, Helston

10k or 5k route through the stunning parkland of Godolphin. Free entry. Car park charges apply (free for National Trust members) 8.30am to 11am.

24th

Lambeage Hall, Coverack.

Scratchworks Theatre presents ‘Womans’ Evening performance.

25th

Port Navas

Popes Garden Squad, come and help give the community garden a spring clean, 10am to 12pm.

27th- 23rd of April

The Old Mill shop, Coverack

Coverack village Easter Pisky Trail, around the village. Pisky Trails available from Old Mill Shop. £2.50 per Pisky Trail.

30th

Ruan Minor Village Hall

Film Night – Bunch of Amateurs starring Burt Reynolds and Derek Jacobi. £5 adults, £3 children, 7pm.

30th

Tolmen Centre, Constantine

Twisted Tales by Owdyado Theatre is a series of dark comedies.

3rd

Tolmen Centre, Constantine

Film screening of Safety Not Guaranteed. £4, 7.30pm.

5th-9th

Port Navas Village Hall

The Helford and Oysters is a display from Constantine Museum. Opening night Friday 5th with drinks and nibbles from 6pm. 6th to 9th, open from 12pm until 4pm.

6th – 14th

Beaches across the Lizard

The Big Spring Beach Clean: Summit to Sea, led by Surfers Against Sewage. Beach cleans will happening across the Lizard as part of the national campaign. Check www.sas.org.uk for information about where and when beach cleans are happening.

6th- 22nd

Godolphin Cross, Helston

Cadburys Easter Egg Hunt at Godolphin House with the National Trust. Can you complete the trail and win a chocolatey prize? Event ticket price £2.50. Admission charges apply for entry, National Trust members admission free.

6th – 22nd

Flambards, Helston

Explosive Easter! Showing fizz-tastic experiments from a team of scientists. 1pm to 3pm.

6th – 27th

Helston Museum, Helston

Sustainable Fashion is an exhibition by MA student, Julie Voe, exploring the nature of sustainable fashion.

Calamansack (between Port Navas and Constantine

Heron Count and Dawn Chorus. Come and enjoy the spectacle of the dawn chorus whilst completing the annual Heron Count along the Helford. Led by Martin Rule from the British Trust of Ornithology. Breakfast at the Trengilly Inn (£10) afterwards. Booking essential www.helfordmarineconservation.co.uk. Walk £4. Under 18s and HMCG members free. Breakfast £10.

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Port Navas Village Hall

The future of Port Navas Oysterage, talk by Tristan Hugh-Jones. £5 to include a glass of wine. Call 01326 340214 to book.

11th

Higher Bochym Rural Workshop, TR12 7AZ

Wild Flower Workshop & Discussion led by Dr Gillian Ashworth and Peter Wood. Terms commonly used in flowering plant keys. 1.30pm to 4.30pm. Booking Essential go to www.covereack.org.uk

12th

Lambeage Hall, Coverack.

Film night, raising funds for hall renovation fund. £5, 7pm.

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M AY

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DAT E

LO C AT I O N

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14th

Old Cattle Market, Helston

An Res Hellys, the 10 mile multi-terrain run returns. Go to www.carnrunners.co.uk for more information and registration.

20th

North Corner Car Park, Coverack

Meet at 6.15 for a guided Dawn Chorus Walk with Dan Beadle.

20th

Porthallow Village Hall

Cake Competition - followed by tea, cake and coffee from 12pm to 4pm .

20th – 27th

Lambeage Hall, Coverack

Coverack Art Society Exhibition.

21st

Flambards

Ferdi’s BIG Easter Egg Hunt quiz trail, Flambards.

22nd

Porthallow

Easter Monday Duck Race.

22nd

Coverack

Easter Fun Run starting at Coverack School. 4 mile or 1 mile options to raise money for the RLNI and Coverack Space 2000, 2pm.

22nd

Poldhu Beach

Easter Duck Race, raising money for Children’s Hospice South West.

26th -28th

Porthleven Food Festival

Porthleven Food Festival. This amazing festival brings together people in and around the harbor of Porthleven with national and international chefs theatre, food stalls, street food, with music and entertainment.

27th

Gear Farm, Tremayne

Wild Flower Walk in Tremayne Woods led by National Trust Ranger, Justin Whitehouse. Booking essential www.helfordmarineconservation.co.uk. £4. Under 18s and HMCG free.

28th

Godolphin Cross, Helston

10k or 5k route through the stunning parkland of Godolphin. Free entry. Car park charges apply (free for National Trust members). 8.30 to 11am.

Every Wednesday 1st- 29th

Wildlife Watchpoint, Lizard Point

Meet at the Wildlife Watchpoint for a guided walk along the coast path. Learn more about the amazing wildlife and conservation work and keep an eye out for Atlantic grey seals, and Cornish Choughs. £3 adult, children free.

1st – 31st

Helston Museum, Helston

A month long exhibition twinned with talks, workshops, and making themes around Mental Health.

3rd – 5th

The Masked Ball

Music festival – go to www.maskedball.net for information and tickets.

7th

Kynance, Lizard

Spring Flowers on the Lizard is a guided botanical walk looking at the unique flora found with National Trust Ranger Rachel Holder. £3 - meet at Kynance Cove carpark.

8th

Helston

Flora Day in Helston is a famous spring festival, celebrating the end of winter and marking the arrival of new vitality and fertility with trees and flowers bursting into life.

9th

Mawgan Village Hall, Helford

Wild Flower Walk - Spring Woodland Flowers. Mawgan Village Hall to Trelowarren Car park via Venton Gannel. Meet at Mawgan Village Hall, 1.30pm to 4.30pm, donations for CS2000.

17th

Lambeage Hall, Coverack.

Film night, raising funds for hall renovation fund. £5, 7pm.

23rd-10th June

The Old Mill shop, Coverack

Coverack village Easter Pisky Trail, around the village. Pisky Trails available from Old Mill Shop. £2.50 per Pisky Trail.

23rd

Kestle Barton Farm, The Lizard, TR12 6HU

Wild Flower Walk - Kestle Barton to Frenchman’s Creek and perhaps Helford village. Meet at Kestle Barton Farm Grid, 1.30pm to 4.30pm. Donations for CS2000.

24th – 27th

Ruan Recreation Ground, Ruan Minor

May Festival Weekend, a weekend of live music and fun for all. Family Fun day on Sunday 26th.

25th – 1st June

Port Navas Village Hall

Port Navas Art Group Exhibition, displays from amateur local artists. 11am to 4pm.

25th – 2nd June

Flambards, Helston

Circus Skills week at Flambards. Come and enjoy daily shows and get hands on in the workshops.

26th

Godolphin Cross, Helston

10k or 5k route through the stunning parkland of Godolphin. Free entry. Car park charges apply (free for National Trust members). 8.30 to 11am.

26th

Coronation park, Helston

Pond Hoppers Model Boat Show, Coronation Park.

31st

Coverack beach

Night of Twinkling Lights. Fund raising for the CS2000. Candle bags and tea lights available from Coverack Information Point (beside The Old Mill Shop) on the night. Coverack beach from 8:30pm.

2nd

Coronation Park, Helston

Garden Market held in the park.

5th

Hallowarren Barn, Carne

Fabulous Wooded Garden Walk, exploring trees, diverse wildflowers and wetland birds. Booking essential. £4. Under 18s and HMCG free.

6th

Helston Fairground Car Park, Helston, TR13 0RA

Wild Flower Walk - Helston Fairground Car Park to Penrose and on to Porthleven. Meet at Helston Fairground Car Park, 1.30pm to 4.30pm. Donations for CS2000.

7th-9th

Coverack

Sue Lewington Art Course: Water colour painting. All profits from this course go back to the community group CS2000. For more information, brochure and booking form go to www.coverack.org.uk.

9th

Tregullas Farm, The Lizard, TR12 7NL

Open Farm Sunday gives the chance to have a look at a real working farm. Plenty of activities and events to try. Free for all 12pm to 4pm.

10th

Mawnan Smith, Helford

Service at Mawnan Memorial followed by Gweek Brass Band for Mawgan Feast Week.

11th

Mawnan Smith, Helford

Musical evening at Mawnan Church, 7.45pm.

13th

Mawnan Smith, Helford

Quiz Night as part of Mawgan Feast week at Mawnan Recreation Hall, 7.30pm

16th

Ferryboat Inn Jetty, Helford Passage

Conservation Cruise with local experts looking at the wildlife, geography, geology and history of the Helford. Booking essential. Adults £14, children £7. www.helfordmarineconservation.co.uk

16th

Flambards, Helston

Father’s Day Show, with a collection of classic hot rod cars.

16th

Mawnan Smith, Helford

Feast Saturday Car Boot and other events at the Recreation Ground.

17th

Port Navas

Popes Garden Squad, come and help give the community garden a spring clean. 10am to 12pm.

20th

Predannack Wollas National Trust Car Park, TR12 7EZ

Wild Flower Walk - Predannack Wollas to Mullion Cove along the coast path. Meet at Predannack Wollas National Trust Car Park. 1.30pm to 4.30pm. Donations for CS2000.

23rd

Godolphin Cross, Helston

10k or 5k route through the stunning parkland of Godolphin. Free entry. Car park charges apply (free for National Trust members). 8.30am to 11am.

29th

Culdrose, Helston

Armed Forces Day, with a wide variety of exhibitions and displays.

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Tregullus Farm, The Lizard, TR12 7NL

Tregullus Farm Walk and BBQ offers the opportunity to learn more about the most southerly farm and how they are encouraging wildlife and soil health. Then enjoy a barbecue at Tregullus Farm Tearoom. 01326 290122 to book. Barbecue £5. Wild Flower Walk - Dean Quarry to Rosenithon via Godrevy Cove. Meet at past the entrance gate to Dean Quarry. 1.30pm to 4.30pm. Donations for CS2000. The Big Seaweed Search at Prisk Cove is part of the Marine Conservation Society’s Big Seaweed Project. Come and learn about seaweeds and help with the survey. Free event, meeting at 1.00pm.

4th

Dean Quarry, TR12 6NY

6th

Meet Mawnan Church, TR11 5HY

12th

Coverack School, Coverack

On the school field from 6pm, everyone welcome. Fund raising for Coverack Primary School.

13th

Cadgwith Cove Inn, Cadgwith

Annual Folk Day, midday until late.

13th

Coverack

Coverack Gig Race with raffle and barbecue. 12pm onwards.

14th

Port Navas Village Hall

A Summer Strum, the Ukulele Orchestra of Constantine provide an afternoon of entertainment, served with a cream tea. £5 per person.

16th

Lizard carpark, Lizard Point

18th

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LO C AT I O N

18th

Poltesco, Rangers Office TR12 7LR Treleaver Farm, National Trust TR12 6SF

Festival of British Archaeology: Lizard Point – Shipwrecks, Signals and the Strange Tale of the Under Sea Bell. This guided walk led by National Trust Ranger, Rachel, looks at the rich maritime history, groundbreaking radio experiments and the tale of the under the sea bell. Ends with a tour of the Marconi Lizard Wireless Station. £3, 10am to 12pm. Festival of British Archaeology: Poltesco – Pilchards, Mills and Serpentine, is a guided walk through the stunning Poltesco Valley. Now a wooded haven for wildlife, it was once the centre of a thriving industry. Led by the National Trust. £3, 1pm to 3pm. Wild Flower Walk - Treleaver to North Corner Car Park ,Coverack. Meet at the National Trust Car Park at Treleaver Farm. 1.30pm to 4.30pm. Donations for CS2000.

18th – 13th August

The Old Mill shop, Coverack

Coverack village Easter Pisky Trail, around the village. Pisky Trails available from Old Mill Shop. £2.50 per Pisky Trail..

19th

Coverack

Coverack Carnival, from 6.30pm onwards.

20th

Coronation Park, Helston

Helston Town Band, Proms in the Park.

24th

Cadgwith Cove

Cadgwith Cove Barbecue, starts 6pm.

26th – 4th August

Port Navas Village Hall

River Land and Sea is an exhibition of paintings by Janet Judge of the Helford river, Lizard coast and surrounding landscapes.

27th

Port Navas

Port Navas Regatta, 12.30pm.

28th

Lizard lifeboat station, Kilcobben Cove, TR12 7PY

RLNI Lizard Lifeboat Day and Helicopter Display.

28th

Godolphin Cross, Helston

10k or 5k route through the stunning parkland of Godolphin. Free entry. Car park charges apply (free for National Trust members). 8.30 to 11am.

28th-29th

Lambeage Hall, Coverack

Coverack Arts Festival. A packed two days of visual arts/music/literary events raising funds to save Lambeage Hall for the community.

30th

Coronation park, Helston

Squashbox Theatre in the Park.

31st

Cadgwith Cove

Cadgwith Cove Barbecue, starts 6pm.

1st

Coverack Beach, Coverack

Sand Castle and Sand Sculpture Competition. Register from 10:30am. Judging from 11:30am. £2.50 min donation per structure for CS2000.

3rd - 4th

Porthallow Village

Scarecrow Trail.

4th

Treveddan Farm, Ruan Minor, The Lizard

Vintage Rally at Treveddan Farm, with classic cars, shire horses, family dog show and bouncy castles. Bar and food available.

5th

Coverack Beach, Coverack

Rock Pool Safari 2:30pm until 3:30pm. Donations to take part for Coverack Space 2000.

6th-7th

Coronation Park, Helston

Gangsta Granny, Theatre in the Park.

7th

Cadgwith Cove

Cadgwith Cove Barbecue, starts 6pm.

7th

Flambards

Gary Barlow Tribute Band, go to www.flambards.co.uk.

8th

The Stables, Penrose, Helston

Batty about Bats. Spend a summer evening watching as the bats emerge in the evening to feed. Help to identify species found with the bat detector with the National Trust and local bat, expert Sam Smith. £3 - booking essential via samma_smith@hotmail.co.uk.

10th

Landewednack School, The Lizard

The Big Breakfast, raising money for the RLNI, held at Landewednack School. From 8am until 12pm.

10th

Port Navas Village Hall

Summer Barbecue, £7 per person, under 10s no charge for food.

10th

Coronation Park

Miracle Theatre company in the park.

10th

Mawnan Smith, Helford

Mawgan Church Summer Fete, starting at 2pm.

11th

Coverack

Coverack Regatta, 12pm onwards.

11th

Lizard village

1pm to 4pm in Lizard village. Traditional carnival, fancy dress, refreshments, games and lots of fun. All proceeds go to local charities.

11th

Coronation Park, Helston

Skate Park Festival and Competition.

12th

Lambeage Hall, Coverack

Summer Fete and Dog Show at Lambeage Hall and The Battery play area. Afternoon event.

12th - 18th

Coverack

14th

Bar Beach, Ferryboat Inn Helford Passage

Come and see the village decorated with a Pirate & Mermaid theme. Pirate & Mermaid Treasure Hunt 14th August. Available from businesses between 10am and 4pm. Strandline Scavenge, hunting for interesting items and making them into sea monsters. Booking essential – email wildlife@cornwallwildlifetrust. org.uk. Free event.

14th

Cadgwith Cove

Cadgwith Cove Barbecue, starts 6pm.

14th

Flambards, Helston

Robbie Williams Tribute Show, go to www.flambards.co.uk.

15th- 4th September

The Old Mill shop, Coverack

Coverack village Easter Pisky Trail, around the village. Pisky Trails available from Old Mill Shop. £2.50 per Pisky Trail.

17th

Lambeage Hall, Coverack,

Coverack Horticultural show. Exhibits taken between 8am and 10am. Show opens to the public at 2.30pm.

20th

Coverack Beach, Coverack

Tide Challenge, 2pm start. Last flag flying when the tide comes in wins the event. £2.50 per family for CS2000.

20th

Coronation park, Helston

Squashbox, Theatre in the Park.

21st

Cadgwith Cove

Cadgwith Cove Barbecue, starts 6pm.

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21st

LO C AT I O N

EVENT

Lambeage Hall, Coverack

Circus Berzercus, a family fun show.

22nd

The Stables, Penrose, Helston

Batty about Bats. Spend a summer evening watching as the bats emerge in the evening to feed. Help to identify species found with the bat detector with the National Trust and local bat expert, Sam Smith. £3 - booking essential via samma_smith@hotmail.co.uk.

22nd

Port Navas Village Hall

Mel Chambers exhibition.

24th

Coverack Harbour

Coverack RNLI Lifeboat Day, 12pm onwards. Fundraising for RNLI.

24th-26th

Porthallow Village Hall

Big Cream Tea Weekend at Porthallow Village Hall.

25th

Cadgwith Cove

Cadgwith Cove Regatta, fun for all the family.

25th

Coverack Harbour

Maen Voes Choir, an evening concert at the harbour.

25th

Godolphin Cross, Helston

10k or 5k route through the stunning parkland of Godolphin. Free entry. Car park charges apply (free for National Trust members). 8.30am to 11am.

26th- 31st

The Old Cattle Market, Helston

Helly’s International Guitar Festival returns with concerts, lessons, talks, workshops, poetry and interviews. Go to www.hellysfestival.co.uk for information and tickets.

27th

Coronation Park, Helston

Wind in the Willows, theatre in the park.

28th

Cadgwith Cove

Cadgwith Cove Barbecue, starts 6pm.

29th

Coverack beach

Sand Castle and Sand Sculpture Competition. Register from 10am. Judging from 11am. £2.50 minimum donation per structure for CS2000.

1st

Mawnan Church, Mawnan

Rockpool Ramble at Prisk Cove, learning about crabs, fish and strange shellfish. Please wear suitable non-slip footwear. Booking essential - www. helfordmarineconservation.co.uk. Free Event.

1st

Coronation Park, Helston

Pond Hoppers Model Boat Show.

6th-8th

Coverack

Sue Lewington Art Course: Watercolour Painting. All profits from this course go back to the community group CS2000. For more information, brochure and booking form, go to www.coverack.org.uk.

7th – 8th

The Old Cattle Market, Helston

Helston Harvest Fair at the Old Cattle Market.

7th -14th

Lambeage Hall, Coverack

Coverack Art Society Exhibition, open daily. Free entry and a big selection of locally produced art for sale.

8th – 22nd

Helston Museum, Helston

Helston Makes it! display at Helston Museum

20th- 22nd

Henrys Campsite, the Lizard

Henry’s Little Big Gig returns for a three-day family fun festival. Go to www.littlebiggig.co.uk for tickets and more information.

20th -23rd

Beaches across the Lizard

The Great British Beach Clean by the Marine Conservation Society will be happening on beaches across the country. Go to www.mcsuk.org to find out which beaches on the Lizard are joining in.

22nd

Godolphin Cross, Helston

10k or 5k route through the stunning parkland of Godolphin. Free entry. Car park charges apply (free for National Trust members). 8.30am to 11am

23rd

Port Navas Village Hall

Popes Garden Squad, come and help give the community garden an autumn clean. 10am to 12pm.

27th-29th

Penrose, Helston

South West Outdoors Festival is coming to Cornwall for the first time. A celebration of all things outdoors this festival offers adventure, entertainment, music, and great food, all in a stunning location. Go to www.nationaltrust.org.uk/SWOF for information on tickets and events.

4th -7th

Cadgwith Cove Inn, Cadgwith

Annual Cornish Drinks Festival held at the Cadgwith Cove Inn.

11th-13th

Coverack

Sue Lewington Art Course: Watercolour Painting All profits from this course go back to the community group CS2000. For more information, brochure and booking form, go to www.coverack.org.uk.

12th

Ruan Minor Village Hall

Autumn Show. 50p admission. 2.30pm.

19th – 27th

Beaches across the Lizard

The Autumn Beach and River Cleans led by Surfers Against Sewage will be taking place across beaches around the Lizard and the rest of Cornwall. Go to www.sas.org.uk for more information.

26th

Flambards, Helston

The Masked Ball returns for a night of fun. Go to www.maskedball.net for information and tickets.

26th

Gweek Village Hall

Good Seafood and Lessons Learned from Our Past talk with Cornwall Wildlife Trust Marine Biologist, Matt Slater. Looking at lessons learnt and the future of the fishing industry. £4. Under 18s and HMCG free

27th

Godolphin Cross, Helston

10k or 5k route through the stunning parkland of Godolphin. Free entry. Car park charges apply (free for National Trust members). 8.30am to 11am

5th

Ruan Minor Recreation Ground

Firework Display at Ruan Minor Recreation Ground, 6pm.

23rd

The Old Cattle Market, Helston

Helly’s Christmas Craft Fair.

24th

Godolphin Cross, Helston

10k or 5k route through the stunning parkland of Godolphin. Free entry. Car park charges apply (free for National Trust members). 8.30am to 11am.

29th

Helston

Christmas Lights Switch On in the town.

30th

Gweek Village Hall

Lasers, Lights and Fluorescent Tattoos with Sam Davis, looking at the varied methods used to manage the fisheries and marine wildlife around the coast of Cornwall. £4. Under 18s and HMCG free.

6th

Lizard Lifeboat Station, Landewednack,

Christmas Carole, come and enjoy some festive carols at the Lizard Lifeboat Station. 7pm.

6th

Porthallow Village

Porthallow Christmas Lights Switch On.

7th

Mawnan Smith, Helford

Mawgan Church Christmas Bazaar at the Recreation Hall. 2pm.

7th

Cadgwith Cove

Christmas Lights Switch On, with refreshments, raffle and of course Father Christmas. 6pm.

14th

Mawnan Smith, Helford

Christmas in Mawgan. Mawgan Church Carol Service with Gweek Band at 4.30pm, followed by the Mawgan Christmas Lights Switch On at 6pm.

16th

St Keverne

Candlelit Service of Nine Lessons and Carols with An Lysardh Choir.

17th

Porthallow Village

Christmas Carols.

21st

The Old Cattle Market, Helston

Christmas Farmers Market at the Old Cattle Market.

22nd

Godolphin, Helston

Festive 10k or 5k, free fancy dress running trail across Godolphin Estate. 8.30am to 11 am. Car park charges apply (free for National Trust members).

25th

Coverack

Coverack Christmas Swim. 12:30pm from the Harbour. Raising money for St Keverne and Coverack branch of Cancer Research UK. If you are taking part, please help by getting sponsored.

26th

Poldhu Beach

Boxing Day Swim, raising money for Children’s Hospice South West.

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Sailaway St. Anthony Ltd for discovering the Helford River Sailing, Motorboat and Kayak Hire Sailing tuition Visitors Moorings with Ferry Service Easy Launching, Dinghy and Trailer parks Boat repairs and Lay-up facilities

Sailaway St. Anthony Ltd.

Creek and Country Holiday Cottages in an idyllic location A unique selection of cottages in one of the best boating areas in the county Good local beaches with safe bathing Beautiful cliff and riverside walks Great local pubs and bistros Ideal for Winter and short breaks

St. Anthony Holiday Cottages Ltd

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The tree lined shores of the Helford

Sea hare

Tony Sutton

| LIFESTYLE

g n i d r a u g e Saf THE HELFORD

The Helford Marine Conservation Group works to protect the Helford river, running a host of activities throughout the year.

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he Helford river is home to myriad species of marine wildlife. Helford Marine Conservation Group (HMCG) works tirelessly – and voluntarily – to safeguard the future of this beautiful river, increasing its biological diversity and raising awareness of its importance. So what can you expect to find along its 47km of shoreline that makes the Helford such a unique and special place? Above the water, it is surrounded by some exceptional woodlands, including native ancient oak and huge Monterey pine trees. There are also some wonderful gardens to visit, including Trebah Garden on the water’s edge. Turn to page 23 to find out ore Below the surface, beds of eelgrass (the only ritish owering plant to be found growing in the sea) and areas of living maerl (a rare form of seaweed) provide wonderful habitats for fish, crabs, cuttlefish and uch ore In fact, over species of fish have been recorded in the Helford, which also has protection as a nursery for bass. Of course, the Helford looks spectacular when the tide is in, but when it’s out, you can see all kinds of animals and plants,

Art event at Trebah Garden

in hundreds of rockpools and on muddy sand ats The ud ats in the cree s are especially recognised for protection, due to their importance to so many animals and birds. Throughout the year HMCG holds a wideranging programme of exciting events, giving people of all ages and abilities the chance to explore and learn more about the Helford. ro seashore safaris and wild ower wal s, to photography days and conservation cruises, these events are crucial to increasing awareness, and dogs are welcome on many of them too! To support the fantastic work done by the Helford Marine Conservation Group and discover this magical part of the Lizard, why not book yourself onto one of the many events days taking place throughout the year?

THE SEASHORE CODE When on the shore, always remember to follow the Seashore Code: • Leave animals and seaweeds where you find them • Put overturned rocks back carefully as you found them • Take your litter home, or put it in a bin • Be careful at all times; check the tides and keep away from cliffs • Report anything unusual (washed up or spotted offshore) to www.cornwallwildlifetrust. org.uk/marinesighting

HELFORD MARINE CONSERVATION GROUP

www.helf ordmarineconservation.co.uk Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk

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Geoff Squibb

Geoff Squibb

CHARITY |

SAVING LIVES Geoff Squibb

since 1859

Visit the Lizard Lifeboat Station and learn all there is to know about the voluntary lifesaving service the crews provide.

INSET The crew, preparing to launch

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n Britain’s most southerly village, the Lizard Lifeboat Station lies in one of the most remote and rugged settings in the whole of the UK. At the foot of a 45-metre cliff, its location means that every time the lifeboat is launched, the crew and shore crew have to run down more than 200 steps from the car park just to reach the boat house! The station itself is manned by a full time Coxswain and Lifeboat Mechanic, who are accompanied by a volunteer boat crew and shore crew, always at the ready to answer the call and launch at a moment’s notice. The lifeboat, named Rose, is a Tamar-class lifeboat and has been on station here since 2010. The station itself has been open since May 2012. So what can you expect to find when you visit? Well, at the top of most people’s list will be seeing Rose. You can take a look around the boathouse and explore the fascinating history of lifeboat stations on the Lizard since 1859, when it all started, right up to the present day. You can also discover what happens when the team is called to go ‘out on a shout’ and, if you wish, browse through the wide range of interesting, useful and varied souvenirs on the station’s own shop – perfect for a lasting reminder of your visit. They make great presents too!

The crew always welcomes visitors, so why not time your visit to coincide with one of their weekly training exercises? This way you can see, first hand, what happens during an actual launch! Subject to weather and operational demands, these take place each month on two Tuesday evenings at 6.30pm and two Sunday mornings at 9.30am.

THE LIZARD LIFEBOAT VISITOR CENTRE

T he B oathouse, K ilcob b en C ove, L iz ard T R 12 7P H 01326 29 04 5 1 www.theliz ardlif eb oat.org.uk

DISCOVER MORE Dates for the diary: Lizard Lifeboat Day Sunday 28th July The Lizard Lifeboat Big Breakfast Saturday 10th August (from 8am, Landewednack School hall) The Lizard Lifeboat Station Christmas Carolaire Friday 6th December (from 7pm)

Find more like this: www.cornwall-living.co.uk Nathan Williams

ABOVE See the Tamar-class lifeboat, Rose, in action

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Local Independent Flooring Specialists

Westwood-Frame Carpets 57 Church St, Falmouth TR11 3DS

Amtico Karndean Sisal & Coir Crucial Trading Roger Oates Unnatural Flooring Wood Floors Custom Window Blinds Axminsters Brintons

Tel: 01326 313352

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South West Outdoor Festival A wild weekend of entertainment & adventure

Friday 27 – Sunday 29 September 2019 Penrose and The Lizard, Cornwall Camping, live music, great food, kayaking, walking, trail running, archery, cycling, climbing, SUP, axe throwing, wild-food foraging, coasteering, campfire cooking, star gazing and much more.

In partnership with

Tickets and more information nationaltrust.org.uk/SWOF NTSWOF #SWOF Photography: David Sellman, Steve Haywood and Oliver Edwards. Š National Trust 2019. The National Trust is a registered charity, number 205846.

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