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A Chough-ing Good Weekend Event Cache

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Dan1980: It's been four weeks now, so it's time for this one to be put to bed. I think that most people have already logged the event, but if you haven't then don't forget that you can still do so even after it's archived (just search for GC2HB9P).

Thanks again to everyone for coming and making this such a good event - hope to see you all again next year! [;)]

Hidden : Saturday, 21 May 2011
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Friday 20th May –
Sunday 22nd May 2011

Come and join us for a great weekend camping on Cornwall's stunning west coast. Trevaylor is situated within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is a 10-minute walk from the coastal path which cuts through the St. Just Mining District World Heritage Site and is also declared a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to the wealth of wildlife that it supports.

The site is sandwiched between the Atlantic coast to the west and north and spectacular moorland to the south and east, making it perfect for walking. There are plenty of geocaches in the vicinity and more will be placed in the run up to the event. Land's End, the Tate St. Ives, the Minack Theatre, Mousehole, Newlyn, Penzance, St. Michael's Mount and loads of other tourist destinations are all within a 30-minute drive.

Trevaylor Caravan and Camping Park,
Botallack, St. Just,
Penzance, Cornwall,
TR19 7PU

Trevaylor from the air


  • Modern toilet/shower block
  • Laundrette
  • Shop
  • Bar serving real Cornish ales
  • Restaurant
  • Children's play area
  • Wi-Fi internet available throughout the site (small charge applies)

Camping rates

We have negotiated a reduced rate for geocachers attending the event, with prices held at 2010 rates, avoiding the 2011 price/VAT increase. Charges are as follows:

Price per night
Tent/caravan/motor home £4.00
Adults £3.00
Children (2–16 yrs) £2.00
Awning/gazebo/pup tent/extra car £2.00
Electric hook-up £2.50
Dogs Free

Please book your pitch directly with the campsite by calling Gary or Lorraine on 01736 787016. Don't forget to mention that you're with the geocaching group to ensure that you get the preferential rate and are sited with the other geocachers. There are also a few static caravans available to hire on site; please contact the site directly to check availability and prices.


If you are unable to camp, but would still like to attend the event, non-campers are welcome on Saturday 21st May at 8:00pm in the campsite bar (the given coordinates) where there will be a quiz and a raffle as well as the opportunity to swap caching stories and enjoy a few drinks or even a meal.

Please log a "Will Attend"

Please add a "Will Attend" log to the cache listing to let us know that you're planning on coming. Please let us know how many of you are coming, if you are camping or not and which nights you are staying for (there is scope to extend your stay if you want to make it in to a week or a fortnight).
Don't forget to also book your pitch directly with the campsite.

The Red Billed Chough

The chough has been closely associated with Cornwall for several centuries, and even features on the county's crest. Changes in farming practice and persecution eventually led to the chough disappearing from all English counties, but choughs still remained in Cornwall long after they had left the rest of the country. In 2001 after a 50 year absence choughs returned to Cornwall and at least one breeding pair now resides on the cliffs near to the campsite.

The event takes place towards the end of the chough breeding season, and if you are lucky you should be able to watch the adults taking food back for their chicks. Please remember though that choughs are easily disturbed and should not be deliberately approached.

Portheras Cove, 2½ miles from the campsite

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