Penrose National Trust has welcomed a significant upgrade to benefit walkers and visitors.

New waymarking signs have been erected across Penrose to ensure a more enjoyable and informative experience for visitors.

Installed by the Lizard Ranger team over the past few years, the new markers at Penrose offer several improvements including increased information, consistency and connectivity.

Compared to the previous ones, the new signs provide more details about the surrounding area, helping visitors and walkers navigate and plan their routes better.

The signage now maintains a consistent style throughout the Penrose estate, making it easier to follow trails and find ways around.

The project involved using locally sourced materials. The signposts were crafted from Devon and Cornwall oak, assembled by Wild-Work in Dartmoor.

The new signs can now be seen at Penrose Woods The new signs can now be seen at Penrose Woods (Image: Penrose National Trust Facebook)

 The installation was completed swiftly and efficiently by Cornish Countryside Services.

Positive feedback has already poured in from Facebook users, praising the new signage.

One person said: “A lot better than the old ones, that were in kilometres,” While another person commented: “They are beautifully carved signs – they really suit the landscape.”

The Penrose National Trust extends its gratitude to the South West Coast Path Association for their support and funding of the coastal path signs. Additionally, generous donations made the inland waymarkers possible.

In addition to the waymarking improvements, April 2024 saw the completion of the final stretch of upgrades on the higher Penrose pathway between Helston and Porthleven.

This marks the culmination of a project that has seen a total of 3.2 km of pathway resurfaced within the popular country parkland and woodland walks around Loe Pool near Helston.

The National Trust invested over £150,000 in restoring the path network at Higher Penrose. The project also received support from the Paths for Communities European Fund.