The National Trust has begun reopening some of its car parks in Cornwall.

The charity began letting people park again in some of its smaller car parks last Wednesday, when the government introduced the first stage of easing lockdown, with more opening Saturday and today.

Others in Cornwall will reopen tomorrow, although some of the larger and more popular sites remain closed.

A spokesperson for the National Trust in the south west said that these would be kept open as long as it continues to be safe for visitors, staff, volunteers and local communities.

She added that the situation could change daily and advised anyone wanting to use a car park to check the trust website first.

Full list of open car parks in Cornwall

  • Bosveal, Helford River
  • Botallack
  • Cape Cornwall
  • Carne and Pendower
  • Carnewas at Bedruthan (facilities remain shut)
  • Coombe, Fowey Estuary
  • Cotehele (house and facilities remain shut)
  • Crantock Beach
  • The Dodman, St Austell
  • Duckpool
  • Godolphin (facilities remain shut)
  • Gunwalloe (officially as of Tuesday)
  • Holywell
  • Kynance (as of Tuesday)
  • Lansallos
  • Lantic Bay
  • Lantivet Bay
  • Lizard Point: Poltesco and Predannack, Lizard Point from Tuesday
  • Morwenstow
  • Mount's Bay
  • Northcott Mouth
  • Penrose: Penrose Hill, Degibna, Chyvarloe, Highburrow and Parc-an-als (cafe shut)
  • Porth
  • Port Quin
  • St Agnes Head
  • St Anthony Head
  • Sandymouth
  • Trevose Head
  • Wheal Coates

While some locations, such as Godrevy, are listed on the website as open due to the beach and footpaths being available to walk, the car parks remain shut.

They are not included in the list of car parks available to book at this time under the new booking system being introduced from today for some of the larger sites around England, where priority for some timeslots will be given to key workers.

Currently there are no sites in Cornwall that this applies to.

The car parks that are reopening are only in England currently, due to the First Minister in Wales and the Northern Ireland Executive continuing operate under the 'stay at home' message.

It also means that all pay-for-entry places, including houses and gardens, will remain closed, due to the latest government guidance restricting the public’s use of outdoor ticketed venues.

The trust added: "When we get the chance to reopen any pay-for entry places it will be phased and gradual to ensure that we protect any local communities from being overwhelmed. In order to maintain social distancing when they reopen, we plan to introduce a pre-booking system."

It went on to say: "We’re really looking forward to welcoming you back. We’ve worked hard to reopen our places, and we want to keep them open. But we’re all in this together and we need your help to enable us to keep places open safely. We look forward to seeing you."