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May 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Take a walk around this unique reserve to see what the beavers have been building, including their dams and the first lodge in Cornwall in over 400 years! Join Tevi and 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 to 3 hour visit, you’ll see how busy the beavers have been and learn 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.
There is no charge to attend. Tevi is paying all event costs, contributing towards the running of this project.
We hope you enjoy the Cornwall Beaver Project!
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 a head torch) is advised to help exit the site at the end of the walk.
Please arrive with plenty of time to get ready in your wet gear.
Finish: 22:00 – 23:00
Woodland Valley Farm, Ladock, near Truro, TR2 4PT
Grid ref: SW907515
Contact Tel: 01726 884127
Following sat-nav use postcode TR2 4PT to proceed to the farm track entrance. Look out for ‘Woodland Valley Farm’ sign, drive down the track, into the farm and then follow ‘Car Park’ signs.
We apologise the site is not wheelchair friendly. Be prepared for a short but steep walk, access to the reserve 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.
The site is in its natural state and so we ask you to be cautious of: 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 to be escorted on to the site.
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.
Ages 8+ only, and an adult must accompany those under 16.
Please remember that Woodland Valley Farm is a working farm with livestock.
Unless you hear otherwise, please assume the walk is going ahead even in rainy conditions.