Caradon District Council Countryside and Sustainable Tourism Service

The Service covers Caradon District in the South East of Cornwall, SW England. The aim of the combined Countryside Services and the Sustainable Tourism Service is to encourage the sustainable management of the coast and countryside of South East Cornwall, whilst promoting and developing green tourism. The Service supports two visitor centres in the District, the Discovery Centre in Looe which has an exhibition, information service and a shop, and the Minions Heritage Centre situated at the heart of both prehistoric and industrial archaeology on Bodmin Moor.

The Sustainable Tourism Officer promotes visitor management and green tourism initiatives in the District. The objectives are to:

Projects have included information panels and pedestrian signposting schemes in Looe and Liskeard. The production of cycling packs containing six family cycle rides in the area. Village and town trail leaflets. Promotion of the Looe Valley Line, a rail service along the picturesque Looe Valley. Public transport promotional leaflets, heritage interest booklets and a leaflet service for local tourism outlets.

The Countryside Services are divided north and south to cover a very diverse landscape and coastline. The rich variety of wildlife and habitat is reflected in the high number of both statutory and non-statutory designations which serve to protect the biodiversity of the District. The Officers work very closely with local communities fulfilling the aims of Agenda 21, but are also highly pro-active.

Main areas of work include interpretation and a comprehensive programme of countryside events. Officers ensure the sustainable management of land owned by the Council, and promote opportunities for greater access to the countryside. Projects include the conservation of local cultural heritage e.g. holy wells, stone hedges, Celtic crosses, other archaeological monuments. The signing and interpretation of Kilminorth Woods in Looe. The designation and interpretation of the Looe Voluntary Marine Conservation Area. The creation of the Minions Heritage Centre and extensive work with local schools.

In addition, the Caradon Countryside Office is also the base for the SUSTAIN Network, comprising local tourism businesses who actively share information and promote sustainable tourism.

Contact Details:
Sustainable Tourism Officer: Kaja Curry, SE Cornwall Discovery Centre, Millpool, West Looe, PL13 2AF, Cornwall.
Tel/Fax: 01503 263266 e-mail [email protected]

Moorland and Countryside Officer: Martin Eddy, Minions Heritage Centre, Housemans Engine House, Minions, Liskeard, Cornwall.
Tel/Fax: 01579 362350 e-mail [email protected]

South East Cornwall Discovery Centre: Pat Tobin, SE Cornwall Discovery Centre, Millpool, West Looe, PL13 2AF, Cornwall.
Tel: 01503 262777

Centre open March - December. Mail order service available all year.

Information Source

Prepared by ...
Julia Moss
Coast and Countryside Officer, SE Cornwall Discovery Centre
Millpool, West Looe, PL13 2AF, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Telephone + 44 1503 263266 Facsimile + 44 1503 263266
E-Mail [email protected]