Cornwall Green Guide

At Coast Cornwall our priority is making your stay as comfortable, fun filled and relaxed as possible. Behind the scenes we do  our very best to do our little bit for the environment. We recycle your newspapers, card, glass and plastic bottles. We campaign locally for improved recycling facilities. We compost our left-over food and garden waste. We sell re-usable bags and have been involved in the campaign to reduce the use of plastic bags and packaging in St Ives. We use ethnical banking and try, as much as possible, to use environmentally friendly cleaning products. If you are interested, we can provide information on local green activities, nature reserves, bicycle hire, cycle trails, wildlife tours etc.

On your doorstep: Steeple Wood Nature Reserve: Designated a local nature reserve in 2002, Steeple Woods has three different areas to explore. Steeple Lane, a mature woodland of beach and oak, Trelyon Downs, a mixture of mature tree species and Knill's Monument, an area of open heathland. It is a lovely place to walk and picnic, with magnificant views of St Ives and Godrevey Lighthouse.

The south west coast path: Perfect for enjoying wildlife.You will encounter different habitats and pass through woodland, scrub, heath, grassland, sand dunes, shingle ridges, estuaries, salt marsh and rocky shores. All these habitats are precious to Cornwall, some are protected by the National Trust or the Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

Marine Environment: Cornwall's marine environment has so much to offer. Do support the marine wildlife code of conduct and avoid disturbance of marine life. Keep beaches clean and safe but have fun and enjoy. Amongst the wildlife hightlights to be found locally are whales, dolphins, choughs, seals and basking sharks.

Cycling on the steeple
Heather on the tor