Earlier this year one of Cornwall’s most prominent headlands was up for sale. Thanks to gifts left in Wills and generous donations, the National Trust was able to make an offer to buy and protect Trevose Head. This offer has been accepted.
Our ambition is to raise £250,000 for conservation work on the headland. We are hoping that £50,000 of this will be raised through crowdfunder. The money raised will go directly to the care and protection of Trevose Head, making sure it stays the beautiful stretch of coast it is now, to be enjoyed for ever.
Why is it important?
Buying Trevose Head is a once in a lifetime opportunity to permanently protect this headland for people and wildlife and we are now asking supporters to help us raise money for ongoing care of the headland. The money raised will go directly to supporting the rich and diverse wildlife through habitat management and maintaining and improving footpaths and access for everyone. Trevose head has 2.3miles of coast to care for and 30 hectares of priority habitat, all of which we will be able to look after with your kind donations.
We will safeguard the ownership of Trevose Head, preserve the view and guarantee access to this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Specifically we will:-
- Protect Trevose Head for people and wildlife, keeping this iconic coastal view for people to enjoy for generations to come
- Closely manage habitats to create an environment in which coastal wildlife can flourish
- Extension of footpaths and creation of circular walks so that everybody can enjoy the wide scoping views
With your support, Trevose Head could become one of North Cornwall’s most easily accessible and significant sites to see coastal species from grey seals, choughs and peregrines.
The National Trust is an independent charity and was only able to bid on the headland because of a number of generous gifts left in Wills, including gifts Mr and Mrs Harris and Mr Scholes. These donations were left to National Trust in the aim of saving and preserving the coast we all love.
"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. We now need our supporters to help us care for Trevose Head for ever by donating to our Trevose Head campaign"
Nick Lawrence, Area Director for Cornwall
How to help
By donating to this appeal you are helping the National Trust have sufficient funds to ensure the headland’s ongoing protection and care. Thank you.