A blustery sunny day in the middle of half term presented the perfectly opportunity to try out a new nature trail created in Helston.

This leads from the Bulwark Estate through a little known lane called Bullock Lane, which runs along the back of the houses down to Lower Nansloe Farm on the edge of the Penrose Estate.

At this point walkers can continue onto the estate or keep following the path back round to where they started.

The path was launched last Wednesday morning, which saw a band of happy mums, dads and children gathering in the play park area at Albion Road ready to set off together.

It wasn’t quite a bear hunt, as in the popular children’s book, but the walk did involve a search for a variety of knitted bugs and insects put there under the cover of darkness by a gang of ‘Graffiti Grannys’ (sic).

The path has been created by Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change working with the National Trust, which owns the land.

It is one of a number of paths being opened as part of the ‘Where the Wild Things Grow’ Access to Nature Project, which is working largely in more disadvantaged areas.

Karen Llewellyn, access to nature project worker from Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change, said: “This part of the trail is only just the start. We plan to have another trail on the website soon and there are lots of games and ideas that will help bring nature to life for you and your family.”