A step nearer to completion

Because these steps are very close to the cliff edge, digging in twelve securing posts has been really hard work. Each post needed to be sunk nearly a metre deep to prevent the steps sinking, which had happened to the previous set.  Under one hole we hit substantial bedrock, however with a great effort by…

Fabulous Fungi

There are lots of lovely, colourful fungi around this year in the park and woodlands.  We get a lot of visitors to the park and the footpaths at this time of year and we would like for everyone to be able to enjoy the sight of unusual and spectacular mushrooms, we are asking people not…

Building on our expertise

Following our success with the construction of the Mawnan steps, the team has taken on the replacement of another set of steps further along the coast path at Durgan. Unlike our previous work, these steps consists of two timber sections with a 45 degree dogleg in the middle, plus a top section of stone risers…

From Woodland to Water

The Trelissick estate has archaelogical evidence dating back to the Bronze Age including an incredibly important promontory fort at Roundwood where hide-skin boats would have been part of the everyday scene in Iron Age times. As part of a project to interpret the traditional management of the creekside woodlands along the Fal, we are building…

Step back in time to Roundwood

Saturday 27th October, 10am to 1pm Step back through three thousand years of Cornish history from 18th century landscape park back to Bronze age on this steady walk with some sloping paths. Walk around the beautiful estate of Trelissick with Head Ranger, Neil Stevenson, and find out more about this special place. Have a go at…

Help with Woodland Management

Gordon and Huxley, our large black Cornish pigs, have been doing their bit for woodland management by grazing in the woodland plantations on the estate, a very traditional practice, and one of the common law rights of pannage. They do a fantastic job rooting out brambles and clearing windfall apples at this time of year. Pigs are great…

Bodging

There has been a lot of interest and fantastic work at the Saturday Bodgers’ camp. Skills have been learned and a great deal of enthusiasm from both regular and new visitors to the park. Piles of woodchips, a fair bit of sweat and quite a lot of laughter has resounded in our bodgers’ copse. Lovely to have…

Waxcaps

This is the season of mists, mellow fruitfulness and mushrooms. The most important of the mushrooms, for us, are the waxcaps. The parkland and meadows at Trelissick are incredibly important, but generally species-poor which means that when we come to assess the condition of the meadows we don’t have many options to gauge the conservation condition…