Thursday, 29 April 2010

Events this coming weekend!

On Saturday 1st May we are having a dawn chorus walk at the Penrose estate, 6am start to get the most out of the morning chorus and for a chance to check out some of the Spring migrants. Meet at the Penrose hill car park, see the website events listings for more details.

On Sunday 2nd May we are holding on of the NTs junior surf series events at Poldhu. If you're under 14 or 16 or know anyone who might be keen to take part check the boarderseries site for details: We are taking beach entries on the day, check in is at 8:30am.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

LAN Volunteers make the difference !

Lizard Ancient Network volunteers have just had a bit of a change of scenery at Penrose Estate. The group of dedicated conservation workers meet regularly on tasks throughout the year to protect prehistoric sites across the Lizard Peninsula.

However, at Penrose their skills and enthusiasm have been helping the National Trust protect a comparitive youngster of the archaeological world - the remains of Carminowe Mill which dates back originally to 1250 !

LAN volunteers cleared a new route for a footpath along the old Mill leat, and around the old pool and track itself - discovering the only remaining wall of what were originally 2 mills into the bargain.

The work is the first stage to clear the Mill remains of scrub and vegetation, and the new route will provide an important footpath as part of the National Trust's longer term plans to re-create a wetland in the field below the Mill close to Loe Pool.

We can only say a huge thanks to everyone from LAN who came out and made such a positive difference - as someone described it on the day "LAN volunteers are ace ! "

For more information on the LAN volunteer group and their activities for 2010 please phone 01736-787186, or e-mail

Friday, 16 April 2010

National Trust Penrose Outdoor Gym

Film of Outdoor Gym on youtube now!

To watch a film of the outdoor gym being made please go to:

Bird Rarety Spotted on the Lizard

A Balearic Woodchat Shrike has been spotted at Windmill on Predannack in the last week by our very own warden and bird expert Steve Bury. We believe this to be the first time one of these migratory birds has been seen in the UK so we are very proud to announce this rarity. Pictures to follow soon.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Outdoor Gym Open For Business

The first stage of the outdoor gym project is now complete and the gym is now officially open for use. The five pieces of apparatus are located to the side of the main drive between the coast path entrance at bar lodge, and the main house, on a very popular part of the estate with local runners, walkers and cyclists. So far in the past week we have seen many people young and old using the gym and we have had some really positive feedback so far. If you try out the gym please let us know what you think of it.

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