We have some exciting news about Trevose Head in Cornwall
Thanks to gifts left in Wills and generous donations, the National Trust have had an offer accepted to buy the famous stretch of coast, Trevose Head. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to protect and manage this beautiful headland for wildlife to flourish and people to enjoy.
Thanks to the generosity of people who have left gifts to the National Trust in their Wills, the Trust is able to commit significant funds towards the purchase of Trevose Head. The main contributions are from very generous legacies from Mr & Mrs Harris of Maidenhead, specifically left for any future purchase of Trevose Head and a legacy from Mr Trevor Scholes left specifically for a coastal acquisition. Additional funds have come from numerous gifts in Wills, large and small, left to support our acquisition and care for the Coast as well as some generous donations.
" This is a beautiful place, a true jewel on the North Cornwall coast. We have a great opportunity to ensure this piece of coastline is a fantastic place for both nature and people forever"
Tim Ryland of Lodge & Thomas, Agents representing the vendor, said: ‘The owner of Trevose is delighted the National Trust has agreed to buy Trevose Head. It’s a place that is held dear and wanted to ensure its future was secure, they are confident that the National Trust will continue to care for it as the vendor has done for many years and will enable the local community and visitors alike to continue to enjoy this magnificent landscape.’
It costs the National Trust £3,000 to look after each mile of coast each year. That is a cost of £1million pounds just to manage the existing coastline in the South West and ensure access is maintained.
Public support is vital to protect our changing coastline in the future. The fundraising appeal launched today will help to ensure that the Trust has sufficient funds to care for Trevose Head in the future and to make sure that it remains as a fantastic site for coastal wildlife and a place for everyone to enjoy.
Plans for Trevose include extending areas of existing wildlife habitat whilst retaining some arable cultivation, both of which are important in supporting unusual species of plants and animals. New footpaths will also be created, allowing people into some areas that cannot currently be accessed, so that they can enjoy more of the stunning coastal landscape.