Conservation at Higher Trenowin

At Higher Trenowin, we farm 250 acres of pasture and moorland on the edge of the West Penwith Moors and is part of the Natural England's West Penwith Site of Special Scientific Interest. Our farming practices are geared towards maintaining and encouraging the wildlife, flora and fauna of this unique and beautiful area. The upper parts of the farm which rise to 700ft are part of the Natural England Higher Level Stewardship Scheme.

Higher Trenowin and surrounding areas offer a great habitat for wildlife and plants. Most of fields are bound by traditional granite Cornish hedges, which we try to maintain in line with our commitment to the Environmentally Sensitive Area in which we live. 

 Wildflowers abound


 Gorse Management


 Dew pond is home to many insects

 Wild bluebells and foxgloves


Gorse management 


Dew pond is home to many insects 

Due to our grazing pattern and heath land management, native bluebells and wild orchids flower in spring and early summer along with wood anemones, Western and European gorse, heathers and bracken.  During the winter we have snipe, woodcock, partridge and golden plover feeding on the higher fields and downs and the lonely call of the curlew can also be heard.  In the summer pheasant and wild duck breed and rear their young which we enjoy seeing about in the fields.

 Cornish hedge in need of repair


 Job done - Cornish hedge back in action


 A snipe spotted at Higher Trenowin Farm

 Cornish hedge in need of repair


Cornish hedge management 


Snipe are winter visitors