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Exploring Wild Cornwall

Cornwall is a magical, historic place, a landscape full of contrasts; of old industry and intensive farming, expansive moors and tangled woods. The unique wildlife has adapted to the landscape we have created and still thrives in the expected places and in plenty of unexpected ones too.  This publication encourages both locals and visitors alike to get out and explore wild Cornwall.

The booklet takes the reader through all seven major habitat types found in the county, including sand dunes at Penhale and Gwithian, the estuaries of the Helford, Tamar and Camel rivers, old industrial sites at Botallack and Bodmin moor, woodland at Looe and Boscastle and heathland on the Lizard and mid Cornwall moors near St Austell. There is information on where and when to go to exploring and what wildlife you might discover whilst you are there.

The Explorer guide has been produced as part of the Wealth of Wildlife project run by the Cornwall Biodiversity Initiative, a partnership of over 100 organisations  and individuals (including Cornwall  Council) working towards the same goal of conserving and promoting Cornwall's unique landscapes and wildlife.  The booklet was produced with support from Defra, English Nature and the Eden Project.

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There really is something for everyone in this booklet, it has 35 colour pages packed with photos and information and ideas for places to visit right across the county.  If you are interested in Cornwall's wildlife and wild places this is the guide for you.  Best of all, the proceeds from the sale of the booklet go straight back into conserving local wildlife!'

The guide costs just £3.50 and is available from the Eden Project shop, and from the Cornwall Wildlife Trust on 01872 273939 or via the web shop at Cornwall Wildlife Trust.