Wheal Buzzy Bee Healthy Walks begin January 23rd and other chances to become involved in the project

The AONB’s lottery funded Wheal Buzzy Project is up and running!

Wheal Buzzy is a unique project where over the course of the next two years we will be working with Landowners, Community Groups, Schools and Individuals to enhance and create habitats for Cornwall’s nationally important Solitary Bee population. Of the UK’s 250 species of Solitary Bee, Cornwall is home to roughly 190 individual species of Solitary Bees (Miner Bees).

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Beyond initially working across 16 individual sites (22 Hectares) we will be running regular walks “Bee Healthy Walks”

Bee Healthy Walks, are a series of “Health walks” in some of the most iconic areas of Cornwall AONB all of which have a strong link to our important colonies of miner bees.

A health walk is a led walk, which normally lasts between 30 minutes to an hour. Walking as a group provides not only the physical benefits of walking but also social contact and its associated support

Under the mantle of ‘Bee Healthy Walks’ We launch in St Agnes on January 23rd with our first walk beginning from the Reepers Coombe car park at 10am this will be a leisurely circular walk of approximately 1 mile with some steep climbs (with points to stop and rest) followed by an opportunity for tea and cake at the end of the walk.

Walks will be graded according to guidance taken from the rambler’s association website; full details of upcoming walks for the next few weeks will be available on the AONB website soon. In the meantime if you would like any further information or to register an interest please contact charlotte.goodship@cornwall.gov.uk or 01872 322307..

Walks in St Agnes will take place weekly from 23rd of January, following on from St Agnes we will be rolling them out in St Ives and St Just later in the spring.

Wheal Buzzy is a project which has the community and individuals at its very heart, as such there will be a number of opportunities for you to become involved the first of which is a Buzzy Volunteer Day at St Ives Community Orchard on February 16th https://www.facebook.com/events/268194173851375/

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