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Whole Society Meeting - Day 3 - Duchy Estate & Boconnoc Estate - South Western Division

  • Venues - Duchy Estate, Restormel, and Boconnoc Estate, Lostwithiel

The third day of our annual Whole Society Meeting is hosted by the Duchy of Cornwall with a guided tour of Restormel Castle, seat of the Black Prince, and the Restormel woodlands. There are many Northwest Pacific timber species being grown, in addition to a small area of young Canadian improved Douglas fir. We’ll take in views of the parkland and historic landscape before lunch at the Duchy Nurseries.  In the afternoon, the group moves on to the neighbouring Boconnoc Estate, another important historic landscape, to see work undertaken to deal with Phytophthora ramorum, rhododendron clearance and restoration and management of the historic parkland. The day concludes with tea at Boconnoc House. 

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Most all-day meetings start at around 10:00 and end at around 16:00, but please check precise details with the Local Honorary Secretary.

RFS meetings take place out in the woods in all weathers. Appropriate footwear and clothing should be worn. Please be aware of your health and safety at all times. Do not take risks that could put you or others in danger. Do not attempt to do anything that you do not feel confident about. Please follow instructions.

RFS members are welcome to attend events in any Division.