We are fortunate in west Cornwall to have a range of environments, from fields and woodland to the dramatic coastline and moorland, all on our doorstep perfect for exploring.
To avoid encountering the team in our professional capacity, please take some time before heading out to ensure you, and your friends, are suitably prepared.
Being surrounded by sea on three sides, west Cornwall has a very changeable climate. Even in summer it’s not unusual for a sunny day to turn ‘mizzly’ and cold without warning and in winter snow is rare but not unheard of. Always check the forecast for your location before heading out and be prepared for any weather eventuality.
Clothing, equipment and planning
When out exploring the countryside, plan your route carefully and let someone know where you are going and when you expect to be back. Take an OS map and a compass with you and more importantly know how to use them. The mapping features on mobile phones are not a substitute substitute for good, old fashioned map-reading and paper maps never run low on battery.
Wear clothing appropriate for the weather and carry spares where possible. A pair of gloves, hat and a waterproof coat don’t take up much space in your rucksack and could save your life. Remember to take sufficient food and drink. Your mobile phone is only as good as your signal and battery so don’t rely on it for safety.
If you are taking part in activities such as cycling or climbing, ensure that you participate within the limits of your capabilities and that you are able to use any necessary specialist equipment. You can always come back another day so don’t bite off more than you can chew.
Please be a responsible user of the countryside and take noting but pictures, leave nothing but footprints.