Covington Wood, Fowey, Cornwall.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gribbin
N 50° 19.700 W 004° 38.786
30U E 382813 N 5576433
Quick Description: A small wood at the mouth of the Fowey Estuary.
Location: South West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/17/2013 10:51:45 AM
Waymark Code: WMJA20
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer
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Long Description:
Covington Wood has been owned by the National Trust since 1970.
It sits on the south side of Readymoney Cove, close to the entrance of Fowey Harbour. The trees are a mix of deciduous species, the majority being Beech. At the eastern end of the wood is a viewpoint over the harbour entrance and a footpath down to St Catherine`s Castle. During the World War Two an artillery battery was based in the wood in order to protect the harbour. Remains of the battery can still be found at the top of the wood.
The listed coordinates are for the NT marker plaque which is stationed just inside the gateway to Allday`s Fields - a public open area above the cliffs. The nearest parking is at Coombe Farm, also a National Trust property. There is a £2 parking fee for non NT members.
Access is also available up a path at the back of Readymoney Cove, or down the Love Lane track from Rashleigh Lane in the Lankelly area of Fowey.
The address of property, including Postcode.:
Covington Wood, Readymoney, Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1JH.


The charges to visitors and opening hours.:
Year round, 24 hour access. No entry charge, but parking fees payable at Coombe Farm - currently £2.


Parking place (optional): N 50° 19.812 W 004° 39.430

National Trust member: yes

Web page: Not listed

References: Not listed

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