Making Space for Nature
Glasney Field is part of the historic Glasney College complex, in the medieval estuarine port town of Penryn, near the south coast of west Cornwall. The field is an open, essentially grass-covered, well-used public recreational area, low-lying and quite wet in season, the College having stood at the head of a side creek (now largely built up). This field contains the larger part of the buried base of the great collegiate church at Glasney, a cultural centre of Cornwall in the 13th to 15th centuries.
1) Cultural and Natural History QR Code Trail
Making Space for Nature invite you to explore the natural history and heritage of Glasney College through an interactive QR code trail.
You have the opportunity to enter a competition, or you may simply like exploring the information you find through the QR code resources.
To enter the competition, download an answer sheet for the QR Code trail available at the site from the documents bar on this page. Alternatively, visit Penryn Library to collect a pre-printed card.
Choose your level:
Visit Glasney College, find the QR codes and scan to find the answers to the questions on your card.
Send a picture of your completed bingo card to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a free packet of wildflower seeds and be entered into our prize draw to win a locally-produced, willow beehive!
2) Flower Hunt
During spring and summer you may also like to tie your visit to Glasney College into a longer walk up the Glasney Valley, following the ancient road-way of College Hill. Check out these photographs of flowers found in the area, recorded by project supporter, local resident Dr. Jo Garrett. How many can you can spot. Let us know if you start your own record!
Image: Courtesy Dr. Jo Garrett.
Castle Park is now a buzzing haven for wildlife and people, with large areas of the previously blanket-grassed 'upper park' receiving enhanced planting and habitat creation through Making Space for Nature.
Families can explore the site with our Nature Trail, available in the documents bar.