Bringing the woods to life
The woodlands here at Penrose are a diverse mix of ancient, semi natural and Victorian plantings that form the stunning backdrop to Cornwall’s largest natural freshwater lake, Loe Pool. Our goal is to bring the woods to life, not only by improving it for wildlife but by introducing new access routes and creating opportunities to have new experiences with our outdoor spaces.
The woodlands are also hugely important for wildlife. Our woods are home to a myriad of wonderful species such as the tawny owls, greater spotted woodpeckers and most impressively here at Penrose, bats! Most bats in the UK evolved to roost in trees. Around three quarters of British bat species are known to do so. Trees provide shelter and attract a diverse range of insect species for bats to feed on. If you are at Penrose come dusk you can’t fail to see these beautiful creatures emerge in there thousands.