Pendower Beach on the Roseland Peninsula benefits from improvements

A beautiful section of the South West Coast Path, near Pendower Beach on the Roseland Peninsula, is receiving a series of improvements thanks to funding from The Nare Hotel through the Great South West Walk.

Over £500,000 was raised during The Great South West Walk, which took place this year to celebrate the South West Coast Path Association’s 40th anniversary.

This money, along with funding from the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE), has enabled numerous improvements to the Coast Path – all part of the South West Coast Path Team’s ‘Unlocking our Coastal Heritage’ project.

The section from Pendower Beach all the way to Nare Head is just one of the 90 much needed improvement projects the South West Coast Path Association hope to complete before the end of the year.

The work at Pendower Beach has involved a number of small projects which have been funded by The Nare Hotel, led by CORMAC Environment and completed by The Conservation Volunteers for Cornwall.

This included replacing a kissing gate, cutting back vegetation, rebuilding a stone stile, replacing a stile with a kissing gate, adding stepping stones to a boggy section of the path and clearing scrub – all helping to upgrade the popular walk.

Toby Ashworth, Proprietor of The Nare Hotel, is delighted:

“This section of the Coast Path is enjoyed and admired by many of our guests so the improvements have been something very close to our hearts. The stunning views and picturesque scenery is a real draw for visitors to Cornwall and we are thrilled to be able to help conserve part of that.”

Tom David, Senior Project Officer of The Conservation Volunteers in Cornwall, is pleased with the result:

“This particular section has involved a number of different skills and expertise with the range of small projects we have undertaken. It is great that such simple changes can help upgrade a beautiful section for future visitors to our fantastic county.”

John Slater from the South West Coast Path Team, who co-ordinated the funding for the Great South West Walk, also commented:

“This project is just one of the many we have seen during the improvement work to the Coast Path which illustrates the fantastic results that can be achieved with a team effort. Thanks to funding from The Nare Hotel, RDPE, Cornwall Council, CORMAC and The Conservation Volunteers who implemented the work, we can now enjoy a part of Cornwall’s heritage and identity well into the future.”

 Pictured from left to right- Talek Sowden,Toby Ashworth and Katie Jose

Published on: Aug. 22, 2013