Cornwall Conservation Project; Land and Sea

Cornwall is a beautiful rural part of the UK. Occupying the south westerly peninsula of coastline (all 400 miles of it!) and providing a home to an abundance of wildlife both on the land and in the sea. 

This programme is designed to give students an educational conservation experience and a chance to see a whole new part of the UK. Working alongside Seals, dolphins, beavers and owls this hands on educational experience will leave students motivated and passionate about the UK’s conservation efforts on a global stage.



Explore the incredible activities you will experience along the Cornish Coast, on land and sea.

Aerial view YHA Perranporth


Discover the fantastic experiences we have prepared across the course of your trip, from the chance to watch beavers and seals in their natural habitat to learning about how to rehabilitate an Owl!

Day 1

Arrive at the north coast village of Perranporth. Settle into accommodation, orientation and introductory lecture; planning for the week ahead.

Day 2

Visit to The Cornish Seal Sanctuary where seals are rehabilitated back to the wild where possible or, if not, given lifelong homes. Students will then head out on the Atlantic to view both common and Grey Seals in the wild.

Day 3

Wildlife Rehabilitation lecture from a local veterinary nurse followed by a visit to Newquay's Blue Reef Aquarium where students can see a giant pacific Octopus!

Day 4

A visit to the famous Eden Project; students will tour the various biomes, boasting some of the most fascinating plants of the natural world and learning about their role in conservation and our future. A guest lecture from a British Divers Marine Life Rescue Volunteer about the work that is carried out around the Cornish coast.

Day 5

Visit to Screech Owl Sanctuary and get up close with some of Cornwall's birds of prey, learning about rehabilitation, conservation and the future of owls. There will be team games on the vast sands of Perranporth beach to round off the last evening in Cornwall.

Day 6

Educational visit to the Cornwall Beaver Project where students will view beavers in their natural environment. Here a beaver lodge has been built for the first time in hundreds of years in Cornwall. With some fantastic news in Summer 2020; that they are successfully breeding! Departure mid afternoon.

Optional Additional Day:

Stay an extra night in Cornwall at the end of the trip to sample the wide range of activities on offer along the Cornish Coast. Please let us know if you would like to extend your stay and what extra activities you would like us to arrange for you.



Students will stay in hostel accommodation on the cliffs overlooking Perranporth Beach. Bedrooms are dormitory style and all bathrooms are shared. There is outside space for relaxing and eating if students wish to make the most of the view. There is the soft sand 2 mile stretch of beach only a 5 minute walk away. 


Breakfast will be provided on each day at your accommodation, along with a daily packed lunch. Please let us know of any dietary requirements in advance, so we can ensure you are adequately catered for. There may be one night or two where dinner is eaten out at a location, depending on each groups itinerary. 


• Pre-departure support and documentation
• Programme fee and contribution
• All transportation on project
• 24 hour in country support
• Accommodation for duration of stay
• Breakfast and packed lunch per day


Not Included

• Personal travel insurance
• Any vaccinations as recommended by your GP
• Dinners
• Lunches on days of travel
• Soft drinks or snacks
• Any additional activities outside of project itinerary
• Transfers – we can provide information on transfers from your location, if requested


Get in touch with any questions you may have regarding our Cornwall trip – leave your contact details below and we’ll be more than happy to help!

If you’re interested to find out more, book an introductory presentation for your school or college group and we can visit to discuss our extraordinary projects in more detail.

Alternatively, if your group is now ready to enrol, click here to submit a booking form on their behalf.


Explore the fantastic memories we’ve captured along the way, to check out all the fun that’s to come!