Trelill Holy Well
A team of experts with a variety of expertise largely disconnected from the restoration of holy wells and mostly, though not exclusively, members of the Meneage Archaeological Group (MAG) assembled on occasions during the last three years in a boggy corner of a field at Trelill Farm. It seems an odd place to house a spring, welling up less than five yards from a flowing stream which suggests the building was an emphasis added to an established tradition of reverence for that spot.
Up and away at Downas valley
On more than one occasion it has been asked whether the collaborative spirit of the 'Linking the Lizard' website ever extends from the digital world into the real world beyond. On the whole, whilst items of kit may be borrowed and joint meetings attended, when it comes down to the day to day practicalities of land management the answer has to be – not often. All the various bodies involved in the partnership have a variety of differing objectives, priorities and available resources, as well as many thousands of hectares of land to manage, and to be honest the chains will only stretch so far. However, one successful innovation that has developed over the past three years has seen staff and volunteers from The Lizard NNR, the National Trust, Cornwall Wildlife Trust and Plantlife come together with private land owners to turn the tide in favour of some of the Lizard's rarest plant species.
Explore your wild side with Lizard National Trust
After a hugely successful first year, the wildlife watchpoint at Lizard Point is back for 2015. We are looking for enthusiastic people, with a love of wildlife, to join the watchpoint team and help inspire visitors at Lizard Point with stories and sightings of choughs, grey seals, porpoise, dolphins, thousands of seabirds and much more.
'We get tremendous satisfaction from sharing the wonders at Lizard Point with visitors from all over the world. I'm always amazed at how interested they are in all aspects of our wildlife.' – John (Wildlife Watchpoint Volunteer)
See and learn lots of fascinating things at Britain's most southerly point, while helping visitors get great views of wildlife through our binoculars and telescopes. You don't need to be a wildlife expert; so long as you are friendly and enjoy talking to people you can learn on the job. Shifts are typically 4 or 8 hours long, the watchpoint is open from 10-4pm every day from March until mid- Sept. For more info visit our wildlife watchpoint advert on the DO-IT website.