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14 January 2014

New nature reserves for Cornwall

Visitors to self-catering Cornwall cottages will soon be able to visit two new nature reserves thanks to the Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

The Trust has announced the news it has bought two nature reserves near West Penwith.

Public donations have helped the Trust find funds to buy Bostraze, which is close to Pendeen, and Bartinney, near Sennen.

Manager of the Wild Penwith Project Liz Cox said the purchase is a step forward for the Trust and said it was grateful to the public for its support.

She said she was delighted with the interest shown in the projects and grateful for all donations.

The wetlands at Bostraze are a spectacular part of the environment around Penwith’s while the heathland at Bartinney’s provides breathtaking views out to sea and on a clear day the Isles of Scilly are visible from there.

Now the purchase has been completed the Trust plans to host a series of events on the reserves, with classes in wildflowers, hedging, storytelling and willow basket making all planned.

And it also plans to “restore and enhance” the two reserves while also investigating and preserving the reserves’ historic features, which include a prehistoric hut circle and a medieval track.

To find out more about the projects visit www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/nature_reserves

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