Launceston has some amazing people doing incredible things for our community, often quietly working away behind the scenes to bring projects to fruition for the benefit of the people that live and work here.
The Forest for Launceston is a project most of us are familiar with now; it is one that took a long while to reach completion, mainly due to the many ins and outs around licenses and, of course, ensuring the site was safe for public access. But thanks to the hard work from the team behind the Forest for Launceston project, we can now enjoy the beautiful forest, located in Pennygillam Industrial Estate.
It is well signposted, just beyond Jo Downs Glass, and it truly is a tranquil site. Our head of content Rosie popped over there on an August afternoon with Hank, her small but mighty pooch, to explore the trails and tracks of this completely wild and stunning outdoor space.
The little dark jewels of blackberries appearing in the bushes were a surprise to see that early in the summer, and the rest of the summer wildflowers were out in swirls of pink and white, complemented by great thralls of greenery. One thing to note, if you’re thinking of heading to the forest this autumn, is to bring wellies or walking boots! It was incredibly muddy - Rosie may or may not have almost gone flying a few times!
A couple of things to remember:
Keep dogs on leashes and pick up after your pooch
Treat wildlife and your surroundings with respect
Bring wellies or walking boots, and suitable clothes
Take care around uneven paths, barbed wire fencing and slippery slopes
Take any litter home with you
For more information, visitwww.forestforlaunceston.co.uk