Foraging for wild food

As the foraging season draws to a close, the National Trust has developed a position statement for foraging on our property. The gathering of wild food (plant/fungi/animal) from the countryside and seashore has a long tradition in the UK and can be a good way to make use of natural resources. The popularity of foraging has…

The importance of orchards….

Kea plums and their orchards are a wonderfully distinctive feature of the upper Fal estuary. Not only culturally and historically important, these spaces are a haven for a wide variety of wildlife. Over the last 50 years, most of the orchards around the river have disappeared with only a small area around the Coombe and…