Demonstration Sites

Since the Cornwall Rivers Project began, the Trust has been working to develop new demonstration sites in Cornwall.

South Penquite demonstration site Shell Woods demonstration site

Demonstration sites are places where land management issues and good management practises can be illustrated to encourage increased awareness and understanding. The sites have varying degrees of access and signage to draw visitors' attention to specific issues and practices encountered within a given situation.

7 of the 8 demonstration sites set up through CRP, can be found on the map below:

Cadsonbury / Cothele
A National Trust site open to the public for walks along the River Lyhner. Downstream from Newbridge near Callington. Grid Reference: SX346677.

South Penquite Farm - Blisland
An organic farm along the DeLank River on Bodmin Moor that is open for public access; educational facilities are also provided. For further information or to arrange a visit, see the farm website: This farm is also in the Angling 2000 scheme. Grid Reference: SX107750.

A couple enjoy the sunshine and beautiful scenery at this demonstration site
Children look over the river De Lank on a farm walk at South Penquite

The Hele Valley Trail - Marhamchurch – River Strat
Alovely permissive riverwalk through fields and newly planted woodland near Bude that is open to the public and has undertaken many improvement works on the recommendation of the Trust. Located near Pinch Bridge, north of Marhamchurch, just off the A39. Grid Reference: SS222104.

Cadsonbury demonstration site Hele Valley Trail demonstration site

A new footpath along the River Fal has been enhanced with the installation of demonstration materials. Grid Reference: SW931480.

Enfield Park, Camelford
The town park on the banks for the River Camel has been used more frequently for schools visits since signs and benches were installed. Grid Reference: SX106838.

Children recycle waste materials to make scarecrows at South Penquite Farm A visitor collects animal track rubbings from trail markers

Shell Wood
A variety of signs and benches have been located around the public car park at an access point to the Camel Trail; these enhance picnic benches already installed by the Forestry Commission. Grid Reference: SX087722.

Golitha Falls
Finger posts along the popular River Fowey trail enhance this English Nature managed site. Grid Reference: SX227689.

Seven of the eight demonstration sites have now been installed and are open to the public. Initial feedback has been extremely positive with the open day of the Maramchurch Farm site attracting over 120 guests alone and educational use of Enfield Park in Camelford has reportedly increasing by 30%.

Shell Woods demo site with disabled access South Penquite demonstration site

Duchy College

A series of trail markers have been placed around the college pond and along a dedicated stream walk near the equestrian event ponds at Duchy College . The site can be accessed by the public and is used regularly by students during classes. Grid Reference: SX359737. You can download or view a PDF file of the site layout, by clicking here (file size 63kb)

A trail marker at the Duchy College site A trail marker at the Duchy College site