About the Friends of Kilminorth Woods

The Friends of Kilminorth Woods was formed and constituted in 2006 as a result of the 'Wildspace!' project. This was a joint initiative with the then owners, Caradon District Council (now Cornwall Council), English Nature (now Natural England) and Groundwork UK.

The Friends objectives are:

To promote, for the benefit of the public, the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment of Kilminorth Woods Local Nature Reserve

To advance the education of the public in relation to the natural environment and its conservation and

To advance the use of Kilminorth Woods Local Nature Reserve for educational and recreational purposes appropriate to a Local Nature Reserve.

To do this the group runs a year round programme of events including wildlife monitoring, guided walks, school and youth group visits, trips and talks. The variety of activities means there is something for everyone!

We now have resident and visitors as full members. Lansallos Parish Council and birdboxview.com are corporate members. We have a Facebook page and you can also follow us on twitter @kilminorthwoods.

We have members with expertise in many relevant areas, including birds, large mammals, the estuary, ferns, wildlife filming, marine life, small mammals, tourism, youth activities, guided walks and more.

The Friends of Kilminorth Woods has teamed up with the BBC's 'Breathing Places' Campaign in the South West to encourage people to get outside to discover more about wildlife and do one thing for nature. The Friends have featured on the BBC's Nature of Britain and BBC South West's Inside Out South West programmes.

We are also pleased to have had the active support of the Spar shops and TocH in Looe, the Cornwall Wildlife Trust, the Woodland Trust, the Looe Voluntary Marine Conservation Area and Cornwall Council. See the links page for more information.

f you want to know more, would like to book an activity or plan a visit for individuals or a group (including schools and youth groups), please contact us. kilminorth@btinternet.com