Cornwall Beaver Project Guided Walk - Individuals and Families
About the event
Take a walk around our unique reserve to see what the beavers have been building including their dams and the first lodge in Cornwall in over 400 years! Join farmer Chris Jones for a guided walk around the reserve and then relax in this tranquil place at dusk to hopefully see and hear the beavers in action.
During the 2-3 hour visit, we’ll show you how busy the beavers have been and teach you about their fantastic way of life as ecosystem engineers! The walks will take place at dusk to ensure that you get the best opportunity to see the beavers. The animals are becoming more secretive so a sighting isn’t guaranteed.
Meet at: Woodland Valley Farm, Ladock near Truro, Cornwall.
Grid ref: SW907515
Postcode: TR2 4PT. Contact: Tel 01726 884127
Suitable for: ages 8+, and an adult must accompany those under 16
What to bring: Please wear CLEAN wellington boots. You may be asked to use a disinfection footbath for your footwear so it should be waterproof. You will also need warm and waterproof clothing including long trousers. You are advised to bring binoculars and you may wish to wear insect repellent. A torch (preferably head torch) is advised to help exit the site at the end of the walk.
Leaders: Cheryl Marriott and Tom Shelley
Contact: Cornwall Wildlife Trust 01872 273939 / firstname.lastname@example.org but this is for information only. All bookings to be made online.
Access information: We apologise the site is not wheelchair friendly. Access to the beaver site involves walking down muddy slippery farm tracks. The pace of the walk is generally slow and the distance walked is about 1km. If you are less-abled we could arrange a lift down to the flat (but boggy) beaver site so please contact us in advance of the walk date.
Parking instruction: Follow postcode to farm track entrance, look out for ‘Woodland Valley Farm’ sign, drive down the track and into the farm. Follow ‘Car Park’ signs.
- Please remember that Woodland Valley Farm is a working farm with livestock.
- Please arrive at the farm with plenty of time to get ready in your wet gear.
- Be prepared for a short but steep walk down a farm track.
- Unless you hear otherwise, please assume the walk is going ahead even in rainy conditions.
- Please ensure that your mobile phones are switched off or on silent mode during the walk.
- If you bring a camera please respect our no flash photography rule with regard to the beavers.
WELLBEING AND SAFETY
The site is in its natural state and so we ask you to be cautious with regard to:
Low Branches, Logs, and Brambles on the ground and uneven ground.
Please don’t pick any foliage there is Hemlock on the site.
The site is surrounded by an electric fence, so please wait for a member of the team to escort you into the site.
We look forward to you visiting the Cornwall Beaver Project!
All proceeds go towards running the project.