Latest updates

12 Jun 18

Planning approved and a provisional start date set

A big thank you to everybody who has supported our donate online fundraising appeal. The appeal is currently approaching £1,000 which is really great news, and much appreciated. We are very pleased to hear that the planning application for the work has been successful and we now have all the permissions in place to start on the new path . Behind the scenes there has been no let- up in work, with specifications and tenders sent out and reviewed, and through more site meetings we have a provisional start date of the 2nd of July. Our contractor has estimated that to complete the new coast path section will take approximately 5 weeks from this date, with this section then re-opening. The next phase of work on the new bridleway link will start immediately after this, with another estimated time of 4-5 weeks to complete. Thank you to everyone for continuing to use the official diversion route and allowing the coastal fields to be grazed safely by our farm tenant’s cattle. Thanks again for all your support so far. If you have any questions please contact me directly at Gregory.Cross@nationaltrust.org.uk

A Ranger at Penrose working on the new section of coast path in a tractor

14 May 18

Fundraising appeal launched

It's going to cost £30,000 to reconnect the South West Coast Path between Penrose and Porthleven so an appeal has been launched to help raise funds for this project with the aim of having the project finished by autumn 2018.

Ranger standing in the distance at Penrose

20 Apr 18

Planning application submitted

Once all the supporting data was collected and we had finished the consultation process we submitted our application to Cornwall Council. This application is now live on the planning portal if anyone would like to leave a comment of support, it can be found here. The proposed date for determination is the 14th of June. Once we have the go ahead and have chosen a contractor we can begin work.

Cow in the fields at Penrose