Since the Cornwall Rivers Project began,
the Trust has been working to develop new demonstration
sites in Cornwall.
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:
A National Trust site open to the public for walks
along the River Lyhner. Downstream from Newbridge near
Callington. Grid Reference: SX346677.
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: www.southpenquite.co.uk.
This farm is also in the Angling
2000 scheme. Grid Reference: SX107750.
The Hele Valley
Trail - Marhamchurch –
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.
A new footpath along the River Fal has been enhanced
with the installation of demonstration materials. Grid
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.
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.
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%.
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)