Turnaware Regatta

The sun came out for a lovely day at Turnaware Point for the Penryn Rowing Club Regatta last weekend. A cold north westerly wind made rowing conditions challenging. Clubs from around the county, including many juniors, competed in flash boats and skiffs throughout the afternoon. Flash boats are traditional Cornish racing boats, based on a…

Charcoal Production

We’ve extracted the last Chestnut tops from Turnaware. The wood is not suitable for milling but can be cut and split and in this case used for making charcoal. Chestnut firewood tends to spit a lot and is no good for open fires. Charcoal has been produced at Turnaware for several hundred years, we will…

Management of Turnaware Woodland

The dry weather over the last couple of weeks has been great for felling and extracting timber. As part of the woodland management work on the SSSI woodland at Turnaware we have removed approximately 25 tonnes of Sweet Chestnut timber for milling and use within the National Trust buildings department and on the estate, and…

Muddy Ducks

Lamouth Creek on the north side of the estate is a great place to observe wildfowl, especially at low tide. The other day I was walking along the north woodland walk where the creek was busy with many different species of birds feeding on the wide variety of molluscs and invertibrates which live in inter-tidal mud. The…