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200901 | UFO frenzy as strange glowing light filmed darting across Cornwall sky The strange object shifted its path from right

A glowing light was spotted hovering at the left side of the frame before it darted across to the right

UFO frenzy as strange glowing light filmed darting across Cornwall sky

The strange object shifted its path from right to the left before shooting upwards at a high speed. One conspiracy theorist even sensationally believed it was evidence of an alien base in the area  read more »

200901 | Dynamic Dunescapes Project | The Towans | Hayle Pump

Many of us know and love sand dunes as beautiful coastal landscapes, but they are also listed as one of the most threatened environments in Europe for biodiversity loss.

These dunes are an important habitat for several rare species which are particularly adapted to life in the sand, but historic dune management has resulted in some dunes becoming over-stabilised, with too much vegetation. We now know that healthy sand dunes need to be free to move -to be dynamic.  read more »

200717 | Warning about deep hole causing rip current at Cornish beach

Warning about deep hole causing rip current at Cornish beach

Warning about deep hole causing rip current at Cornish beach

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 8:06am 17th July 2020.

A warning has gone out about a strong current at a west Cornwall beach.

The RNLI says there is currently a deep hole in front of the lifeguard unit at Mexico Towans, in Hayle.

At mid to high tide this is causing a strong rip current in the areas.  read more »

200505 | Mystery road appears in middle of West Country beach

Mystery road appears in middle of West Country beach

There are various arguments to why it is there  read more »

190831 | Owner distraught after horrific acid attack on dog in Cornwall

1900 | Effects seen at Carbis Bay during gusty E.N.E. winds , dst rising to at least 240 ft

 
These 
aeolian deposits are most strongly developed on the northern coast, where 
large areas are permanently cut off from the operations of the plough. 
The most considerable of these fronts St. Ives Bay, forming the Lelant, 
Phillack, Upton, Gwithian and Godrevy towans. Another extensive 
tract constitutes the Perran Sands, and isolated patches continue as far as 
Newquay. Further to the north the solid rocks forming the promontory 
of Trevose Head are severed by the towans extending from Constantine 
Bay to Perleze Bay, and opposite Padstow a tract of sandhills extends from 
St. Michael to the Dunbar. Smaller patches occur at Gunwalloe and 
along the southern coast.
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190724 | National Explosives Factory protected on advice from Historic England

View from inside the remains of the former nitric acid factory to its chimney (the chimney is listed at Grade II).Copyright Historic England (Samantha Barnes)
An embanked enclosure, or traverse, which would have contained a timber cartridging hut. Copyright Historic England (Samantha Barnes)
Building platforms on the summit of New Nitro Hill where nitroglycerine was made. This was the ‘danger’ area of the factory.
One of four surviving roofless structures thought to be the earliest known surviving group of mass-concrete magazines, dating to the 1890s.
One of four surviving roofless structures thought to be the earliest known surviving group of mass-concrete magazines, dating to the 1890s.
An aerial view of the remains of the factory
National Explosives Factory protected on advice from Historic England - Falmouth Packet - National Explosives Factory protected on advice from Historic England  Falmouth Packet

A National Explosives Factory in west Cornwall has been given protected status by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, on the advice of Historic ...  read more »

Friends of the Towans

Friends of the Towans

AUTUMN-WINTER EVENTS – Oct 2018 - March 2019 | Friends of the Towans

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History, Towans

History and information about the Towans

1894 September 6 | Two Men Killed At Hayle Dynamite Works

TWO MEN KILLED AT HAYLE DYNAMITE WORKS.  read more »

180515 | Eight Cornwall beaches join official list of bathing waters for new season - Cornwall Live

Foam edged wave on Godrevy beach (Image: Georgina Ball)

Eight Cornwall beaches join official list of bathing waters for new season

South Fistral beach, Booby’s Bay, Mexico Towan, Upton Towan and Godrevy, Northcott Mouth beach, Gwynver Beach and Tregonhawke have all been added to the list  read more »

151014 | Ponies have returned to the Towans in Hayle for conservation work | The Cornishman

Via http://www.cornishman.co.uk/Ponies-returned-Towans-Hayle-conservation-wo...

Ponies have returned to the Towans in Hayle for conservation work

By CMKirsteSmith | Posted: October 14, 2015  read more »

131016 | Minutes meeting | Towans Partnership meeting documents

From Towans Partnership site http://www.towanspartnership.org.uk/documents/4.%2016.10.13.Agreed.pdf [nb run through OCR so please check original]  read more »

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