Colquite Wetland is a upland moorland peat marsh located on Bodmin Moor, owned and managed by the Thrussell family. The wetland is an historic part of the old Colquite moorland farmstead. The wetland has seen various uses from tin streaming, clay prospecting, animal grazing, today it serves as an important nature habitat, browse grazing, carbon and water storage.
As a important peat marsh habitat the entire site is managed for the benefit of common grazing and wildlife. Supporting a rich amount of bird, insect and reptile species with some at risk and endangered species using the site. The land is not ideally suited for livestock grazing but controlled grazing helps to maintain the floria and fauna of the site. A rang of funding is used to improve and develop the site to increase the land value. No direct products are produced from this land with it main public value being carbon and water storage.
The site is a mix of moorland meadows, peat marsh mire, quaking bogs and wetland lake and dikes. Easy access around the wetland via an access trackway and several guided routes through the centre of the marsh.
THINGS TO SEE AND DO
A selection of activities are possible on the site that link to the curriculum; mainly science, biology, geography and history. Please contact us to discuss your curriculum subject to see how we can accommodate your needs.