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Newsletter 2 2009

view from carn marth towards st agnes beacon

Whichever way you look, whether its up towards St Agnes Beacon,

view from carn marth towards carn brea

or, back the other way and across to Carn Brea, the views one can see from up on the Carn, ‘our’ Carn Marth, are worth the climb at any time of year.

A few weeks back and we had our first Litter Pick of the year, a boring chore you might think, not a bit because we could take a break now and then and gaze at the view. So, the litter was picked, and the views enjoyed, well done all those who turned up to do their bit in sprucing up the parts of the hill in our care.

Of course we knew it all along, but it’s now becoming evident to a lot more people, just how valuable a resource the hill is, with students from the University now making regular field trips to the Carn. This isn’t just for themselves either, we get valuable data from them for our records. Its great to see mini busloads of these young people swarming over the Carn.

Diary Dates. We have the following events booked up for this summer:-
Saturday 1st August at 7.30pm. Kinetix UK are putting on ‘Long Live the Ringmaster’ . Tickets £11.50 adults, £9.50 children, students and OAPs. CMT Members get 2 for 1 on adult tickets.
Monday 10th August at 7.30pm. Heartbreak Productions are putting on ‘The Wind in the Willows’. Tickets £11.00 adults, £6.00 children, £27 family (2+2). CMT Members again get 2 for 1 on adult tickets.
Saturday 29th August at 7.30pm Miracle Theatre will perform ‘Tartuffe’. Tickets £10 adults, £8 concessions, £5 children and £25 family.

Tickets for Kinetix and Miracle from Hall for Cornwall, tickets for Heartbreak Productions are available online at or 0870 066 6843.
Note, CMT members should book through Miranda, our events officer (click here to email her or ring 01209 821673). Further information is on the theatre page of this website.

The Violets, Bluebells, Wood Sorrel and Broom, the Broom was lovely this year, they have all come and gone. Cuckoos, Willow Warblers, Whitethroats, Chiffchaffs are all still here, with many more flowers, birds and invertebrates to be seen and heard. A visit from the local plant recorder found three very special species – mat grass (last seen here in 1909!), yellow trefoil and royal fern. Holman’s quarry is an amazing carpet of southern marsh orchids. Our western field is full of pignut, and we are getting regular reports of roe deer visiting Trevarth Common. Have you spotted something interesting? Let us know so we can add it to our data base of species on the Carn.

Oh, and keep 25th July free in your diaries: we’re planning something special!


June 09


‘caring for land on Carn Marth’




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